Who Was First? The Wrights or Whitehead?
Here it comes again: the Great Who Flew First Debate. This time it is courtesy of Jane’s All the World Aircraft, considered to be one of the world’s encyclopedic, not-to-be-doubted sources of aviation information and their radical shift in which they de-throne the Wright Brothers and enshrine Gustav Whitehead as the first to achieve powered flight.
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Belle Geddes Midway Dioramas

Apr 03, 2012 2 Comments

Life magazine, with the help of the USN, commissioned the construction of an incredible series of gigantic dioramas that illustrated the various events and phases of the Battle of Midway. While preparing Barrett Tillman’s exhaustive article on that operation in this issue, our own Stan Piet stumbled upon what appears to be the entire file [...]

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Breitling fleet air-to-air photo

Mar 29, 2012 No Comments

 Katsuhiko Tokunaga captured this shot of the Breitling fleet above Lake Lucerne in the heart of Switzerland.  It includes seven L-39C Albatros planes composing the fabulous Breitling Jet Team (the world’s largest civilian aerobatics team flying on jets); the Breitling Super Constellation (one of the world’s last three flightworthy “Super Connies”); the pair of orange [...]

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Strange Tale of the Norden Bombsight

Mar 27, 2012 No Comments

In this 15-minute video, Malcom Gladwell shares the interesting history of the Norden bombsight and its effect on the outcome of WW II.  

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NASA Climate Day at the Museum of Flight

Mar 26, 2012 No Comments

Time: Thursday, April 5, 2012 – 5:00pm – 9:00pm Event Type: Special Event Location: Museum of Flight During the April 5 “Free First Thursday” from 5 to 9 p.m., the Museum will celebrate NASA Climate Day with activities and presentations exploring the science of climate change and what we can do about it. The event’s [...]

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A-6 Intruder & Prowler [Video]

Mar 23, 2012 No Comments

The Grumman A-6 Intruder and Prowler in action with the US Navy and Marine Corps Cockpit cam in A-6E Intruder Videos Courtesy Of: The Tailhook Association 

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Time-Lapse of Boeing air planes build [Video]

Mar 22, 2012 No Comments

Watch these two videos of Boeing air planes being built.  If you are into aviation then this may be some interest to you. The first video is a “Fly Dubai” plane and the other is a “Southwest Airlines” plane. Enjoy.

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F 35B 1st Landing on USS WASP

Mar 21, 2012 1 Comment

F-35B test aircraft completes its first landing aboard USS Wasp. Watch this great video. Video Courtesy Of: The Tailhook Association 

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Alice through the looking glass

Mar 19, 2012 1 Comment

The “wonderland” that is the Imperial War Museum (IWM) at Duxford, Cambridge, UK, is world renown. Duxford’s Norman Foster-designed American Air Museum (AAM) celebrates the vital part the U.S. played and the lives lost in the progress towards the Allies victory in Europe during World War II. One of the largest exhibits in the glass-fronted [...]

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