On this Day in Aviation History: November 30

Nov 30, 2011 No Comments

    1974: Pioneer II sends photos back to NASA as it nears Jupiter.   1943: The department of Aviation Medicine and Physiological Research is authorized at the Naval Air Material Center, to study physiological factors particularly as related to design of high speed and high altitude aircraft. In one test volunteers played cards between periods [...]

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Goodyear blimp control gondola retires to Smithsonian

Nov 15, 2011 No Comments

The Goodyear blimp and its brethren are as much a part of our transportation history as any automobile thanks to flying about in a way that harkens back to when the word airship was a part of lexicon. The blimp is not a dirigible – that is the airship retains its shape through pneumatic means, [...]

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An Extra 11% Off Today Only

Nov 11, 2011 No Comments

                  From Now Until December 24th, The Air Age Store Is Holding A Holiday Sale.  You Can Save 30% Off Your Entire Purchase, And Today You Can Save An Additional 11% Until 11 PM.  Go To Our Facebook Page To See The Coupon Code, Then When You Go [...]

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11/11/11: Thank You For Your Service

Nov 10, 2011 No Comments

Our sincere thanks to all military veterans, whether they’re active duty, retired, reservists, National Guard, National Air Guard and more. You are the backbone of these United States, and we appreciate all that you have sacrificed for God and country. Happy Veterans Day.  

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Missing WW II B-24 Crew to be Buried at Arlington

Nov 07, 2011 No Comments

The Pentagon announced Friday that the remains of 10 airmen missing in action from World War II will be buried next week at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors. The Pentagon announced Friday that the remains of 10 airmen missing in action from World War II will be buried next week at Arlington National [...]

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B-17 “Memphis Belle” undergoes restoration

Nov 05, 2011 3 Comments

Here is some good news about a very historical aircraft that is undergoing restoration at the museum of the U.S. Air Force. As the United States approaches the 70th anniversary of its involvement in World War II, one of the most famous aircraft from that war recently reached two milestones in its restoration at the [...]

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“Just Jane” to the skies?

Nov 04, 2011 1 Comment

Two Avro Lancasters, from a total wartime production of 7,377, survive today in airworthy condition, one in the UK (RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight) and one in Canada (Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum at Mount Hope, Ontario). A 50 percent increase in the world’s airworthy Avro Lancaster population is on the cards. In the UK, where aircraft [...]

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Juno Spacecraft on its way to Jupiter

Oct 29, 2011 No Comments

After a successful launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, the NASA spacecraft Juno is safely on its way to the planet Jupiter. To get into space, the large and heavy spacecraft was launched atop an Atlas V-551 rocket at 12:25 p.m. local time on August 5, 2011. The journey is to take [...]

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