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747 Pilot comments about carrying the Shuttle

May 25, 2012 No Comments

A quick “trip report” from the pilot of the 747 that flew the shuttle back to Florida after the Hubble repair flight.A humorous and interesting inside look at what it’s like to fly two aircraft at once . . . Well, it’s been 48 hours since I landed the 747 with the shuttle Atlantis on [...]

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Hometown America Goes to War – Memorial Day Tribute

May 24, 2012 No Comments

Last year, while preparing an article celebrating the Navy’s 100th anniversary, we stumbled across the photo below. It reminded us what Memorial Day is all about, something we can’t forget. The photo had a profound effect on us and we thought we’d be remiss if we didn’t share it with our readers.   by Budd [...]

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70th Doolittle Reunion

May 23, 2012 3 Comments

  As the hands of time continue to march forward, we find ourselves now approaching the 70th anniversary of the epic events of WW II. While the participants of those desperate times steadily dwindle, efforts to honor and acknowledge their sacrifices and service are being held around the country at appropriate venues. To commemorate America’s [...]

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William Wylam P-47D Drawing

May 22, 2012 1 Comment

The date on Wylam’s art for the P-47D Thunder-bolt is December 1944. At the time, Air Age Publish-ing was 15 years old. Model Airplane News was a relative upstart and Wylam was producing his fantastic art for us. That makes FJ’s sister magazine and our parent company 83 years old—one of the oldest family-owned publishing [...]

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May 22, 2012 No Comments

GEICO SKYTYPERS POST MESSAGES IN THE SKIES OVER LONG ISLAND Performance team features custom messages, precision flying in World War II-vintage planes Farmingdale, NY (May 22, 2012) The GEICO Skytypers are scheduled to perform Memorial Day Weekend, May 26-27 at the Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach in New York.  The team is excited to perform this weekend in their hometown. [...]

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SpaceX Launch: Falcon 9 Rocket Blasts Off Carrying Dragon Capsule

May 22, 2012 No Comments

Second time’s a charm. The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station early Tuesday morning, carrying the Dragon capsule payload that, if all goes according to plan, will dock with the International Space Station later this week. This is the first time a private company has attempted to berth a spacecraft with [...]

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U.S. Air Force historian Dick Hallion on drones

May 18, 2012 No Comments

See it here first! In this exclusive video, Dick Hallion shares his thoughts on UAVs and drone aircraft. Stay tuned to our August 2012 issue to read more about him in “Drones, Drivers and Sharing our Airspace” by Barrett Tillman. CLICK HERE TO WATCH PART 2

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Old Aviators and Old Airplanes….

May 15, 2012 No Comments

  Old Aviators and Old Airplanes…. This is a good little story about a vivid memory of a P-51 and its pilot, by a fellow who was 12 years old in Canada in 1967. It was to take to the air. They said it had flown in during the night from some U.S. Airport, the [...]

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