Build your own Supermarine Spitfire!

Dec 15, 2011 1 Comment

History is being reborne in Cisco, Texas, where Supermarine Spitfire is manufacturing 90-percent-scale (full-size!) kits of the WW II fighter. You, too, could own and fly one of the world’s most legendary aircraft! Here’s the scoop: Iconic aircraft seem to be born that way……Few would doubt that the North American Mustang and the DC3 were [...]

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On this Day in Aviation History — December 14

Dec 14, 2011 No Comments

1986:     Burt Rutan’s Voyager takes off for what will be the first flight around the world without refueling. The challenging 26,366-mile flight took just over 9 days in very cramped quarters for the two pilots on-board. Burt was approached by his brother Dick about designing an airplane that could fly nonstop, unrefueled around the world, [...]

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A Date Which Will Live In infamy

Dec 07, 2011 No Comments

      1941: Japanese planes attacked the United States Naval Base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii Territory, killing more than 2,300 Americans. The U.S.S. Arizona was completely destroyed and the U.S.S. Oklahoma capsized.  A total of twelve ships sank or were beached in the attack and nine additional vessels were damaged. More than 160 aircraft were [...]

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Pearl Harbor: 70 Years of Memories

Dec 07, 2011 1 Comment

In memory of Pearl Harbor, as she does every Dec. 7, Elizabeth Sanders Smith will place a photo of her husband outside her front door. Her childhood sweetheart in Syracuse was W. Snowdon Smith III, whose grandfather built the famed Snowdon apartments. In October 1941, Elizabeth traveled by train to Utah, where Snowdon served in [...]

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On This Day In Aviation History – December 7th

Dec 07, 2011 No Comments

Of course, December 7, 1941 is “a date which will live in infamy…” But there are several other important things that happened on this day in aviation history worth noting. Here are just a few.    1995:     A small probe released by the Galileo spacecraft began a descent into the atmosphere of the planet Jupiter. The probe [...]

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Huge Sale (and even more deals on Facebook!)

Nov 30, 2011 No Comments

Go to AirAgeStore.com to start your holiday shopping. Everything in the store is 30% off! We’ve got something for everyone from books to DVDs, special issues, posters and more.  Whether you’re shopping for someone on your RC gift list, or for yourself, get the most unique gifts and get 30% off your entire purchase! Today, November 30, [...]

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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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