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Dr. Crouch Responds to John Brown

Mar 27, 2013 No Comments

John Brown: This is in reply to your widely distributed, ”Open letter to Tom Crouch,” posted on March 24, 2013. I will make this as clear and concise as I can, addressing what seem to be your major points. With regard to access to the Hammer Collection: If I ever told you that I was [...]

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An Open Letter to Dr. Tom Crouch, Smithsonian Institute, From John Brown, Whitehead Advocate

Mar 27, 2013 1 Comment

Dear Tom, Thanks for taking the time to respond to my writings about Gustave Whitehead in a Smithsonian press release, in the current issue of Smithsonian 
and in an NPR- interview given in your home town of Dayton, Ohio. As much as I appreciate your efforts, you appear to have missed the point I [...]

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A Letter to Flight Journal From John Brown Who Unearthed new Whitehead Evidence

Mar 27, 2013 No Comments

Ladies & Gentlemen, On your website, you have entered the Wright/Whitehead debate citing ” an effort at maintaining a neutral position”. I am the historian who uncovered a photo of Mr. Whitehead in powered flight in 1901: click here My website details the history of Mr. Whitehead: and it adds 83 contemporary newspaper articles [...]

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Hispano V-8: Free online drawings

Mar 11, 2013 1 Comment

In browsing around the Air Age office we stumbled on a set of highly detailed drawings for the 150 hp Hispano-Suisa V-8 engine that replaced the 90 hp OX-5 engine in the JN-4 Jenny. A great restored example of the aircraft is in this issues Gallery but these Wylam drawings are so detailed the more [...]

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Big Savings on Books and DVDs!

Mar 01, 2013 No Comments

The Radio Control Show is celebrating its 200th episode! The celebration continues on with 25% off all products in our March into Spring sale. Be prepared to hit the dirt or take to the air! You’ll find everything you’ll need to know about radio control at This sale runs through March 31st! SHOP [...]

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Win a $50 iTunes Gift Card!

Feb 11, 2013 2 Comments

We want to know your thoughts about Flight Journal! Take a minute to complete our survey and you could win a $50 iTunes gift card! Click here

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Flying the Feathered Edge: The Bob Hoover Project

Feb 05, 2013 No Comments

As Kilo Foxtrot Films writes, “WW II veteran, prisoner of war, accomplished test pilot, pace plane for the Unlimited Reno races, air show pilot … Bob Hoover is considered by many to be one of the founding fathers of modern aerobatics. Jimmy Doolittle called him ‘…the greatest stick and rudder man who ever lived.’ Flying [...]

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Build Your Own Spad – Free Online Drawing

Dec 31, 2012 No Comments

Although the Spad XIII wasn’t known as a dancer, similar to the nimble little Camel, she was, however a tough brawler and was able to deliver the firepower and bring her pilot home. America’s top ace, Eddie Rickenbacker notched up 26 victories in one and the Arizona Balloon Buster, Frank Luke, took his Spad where [...]

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