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Liked the V-2 Info

Aug 24, 2015 No Comments

Barrett Tillman wrote a very good, brief and informative article about German V-2s. Readers seeking much more details will interested in TARGET LONDON-Under Attack From The V-Weapons by Christy Campbell. Little,Brown Publishers Campbell is an investigative reporter writes about the development and deployment of those weapons and the British attempts to defend against the rockets. [...]

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Battle of Britain Correction

Aug 24, 2015 No Comments

A colleague who is a subscriber loaned me his copy, and I have enjoyed it. I would like to comment on “The Battle of Britain Pugilists” article as I believe it contains a small error. On page 28, Werner Moelder’s Rechlin report mentions two pitch settings on the Spitfire’s propeller. This was true for earlier [...]

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“Hauling Cargo” Wasn’t Easy

Aug 24, 2015 No Comments

Read with interest Mr. Renner’s article on Jacques Young in the latest issue of Flight Journal. It so happens Young and I were both in the 3rd Air Commando Group. Difference was he flew a P-51 and I the C-47 or as you described “Hauling Cargo,” which wasn’t as easy as it sounds. I can [...]

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Another Good One!

Aug 24, 2015 No Comments

What a cover, on the October issue!!!! Hose Nose coming right at us! Reminds me of when some one asked me “Where did you get that picture?!”… I said ..”Out of the windshield in my 150!” Hoo Boy!!! Good issue! Barrett did it again and the article by Walt Boyne, about the B-47 is a [...]

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On This Day in Aviation History

Aug 24, 2015 No Comments

1924 – Birth of Walter P. Jones, American U.S. Air Force pilot and test pilot for National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics’ High-Speed Flight Research Station (predecessor of NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, Calif.) 1948 – Two separate accidents kill 13 U.S. airmen; nine are killed aboard an Army Douglas C-117A Skytrooper near Newton, N.J., after a [...]

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Shoreham Show Crash Under Review

Aug 23, 2015 No Comments

UK Parliament members are demanding a safety crackdown at airshows amidst growing anger over the deaths of up to 11 people at Shoreham. There were calls for a review of displays above built-up areas after Saturday’s plane crash on the A27. Labour’s Grahame Morris said: “If aircraft were limited to displaying over water it would mitigate the [...]

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On This Day in Aviation History

Aug 21, 2015 No Comments

1908 – The first circle and turn performed by a monoplane is carried out by the Antoinette II (originally the Gastambide-Mengin II). 1928 – First flight of the SPAD S-92, French single-seat biplane trainer. 1932 – Birth of George William Samuel Abbey, U.S. Air Force pilot and  director of the Johnson Space Center; he becomes [...]

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Bugatti Replica Damaged in First Flight

Aug 20, 2015 No Comments

The Bugatti 100P replica race plane that has been under construction for the last several years in Oklahoma sustained damage Wednesday during its first test flight, nosing over and striking both propellers after a failure of its right brake and a slow-speed departure from the runway into soft mud. Still, the builders of the airplane heralded the [...]

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