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A Pilot’s View of D-Day

No Tailhook? No Way!

Silent Targets

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Neil Armstrong Remembered

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Solar plane on historic intercontinental flight

Solar plane on historic intercontinental flight

A Swiss pilot flew a solar plane across the Strait of Gibraltar from Spain into Moroccan airspace Tuesday on the world’s first intercontinental flight in a plane powered by the sun. Bertrand Piccard, a 54-year-old psychiatrist and balloonist, took off before dawn from Madrid in the Solar Impulse, an aircraft as big as an Airbus […]

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Six Months to Victory

Six Months to Victory

Flight Petty Officer Saburo Sakai was having a good day. His squadron of A6M2 Zeros of the Tainan Wing had departed Rabaul, New Britain, more than 500 miles northwest of the previously obscure island of Guadalcanal, responding to an American amphibious landing. In a series of combats north of the island, Sakai had shot down […]
SpaceX’s Dragon splashes down

SpaceX’s Dragon splashes down

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy  SpaceX’s Dragon cargo capsule parachuted to a splashdown in the Pacific Ocean today, ending the first-ever commercial mission to the International Space Station. The 19-foot-long (6-meter-long), gumdrop-shaped Dragon made history last week as the first U.S. craft to reach the orbital station since […]

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747 Pilot comments about carrying the Shuttle

747 Pilot comments about carrying the Shuttle

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

Hometown America Goes to War – Memorial Day Tribute

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 […]
70th Doolittle Reunion

70th Doolittle Reunion

  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

William Wylam P-47D Drawing

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 […]
GEICO SKYTYPERS POST MESSAGES IN THE SKIES OVER LONG ISLAND

GEICO SKYTYPERS POST MESSAGES IN THE SKIES OVER LONG ISLAND

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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