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A Pilot’s View of D-Day

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70 Year Anniversary for Chennault’s Flying Tigers

70 Year Anniversary for Chennault’s Flying Tigers

December 20 marks the 70th anniversary of the first engagement of the Japanese by General Claire Lee Chennault’s Flying Tigers.  Students participating in National History Day have access to a wealth of resources about Chennault and the Flying Tigers through our partnership with the Chennault Aviation & Military Museum in Monroe, LA.  Nell Calloway, granddaughter […]
On this Day in Aviation History – December 21

On this Day in Aviation History – December 21

1988: Pan American World Airways (Pan-Am) Boeing 747 ‘Maid of the Seas’ is destroyed in mid-air by a terrorist bomb over the Scottish town of Lockerbie. 243 passengers, 16 crew and 11 people on the ground are killed.   1982: The last V-bomber squadron of Britain’s RAF 44 is disbanded at Waddington, Lincolnshire.      […]

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ITA 1/72 Shawnee "Flying Banana" - 600x120

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Monospar ST-12 Restoration

Monospar ST-12 Restoration

The ongoing restoration of General Aircraft Monospar ST-12 VH-UTH at Newark Air Museum is making steady progress, with work on the complex nose-section structure now nearing completion.  VH-UTH’s nose-lamp housing has now been accurately configured to allow the curved rib sections to be connected to the lower fuselage stringers. This particular part of the project […]
Beat the traffic: buy a ’54 Aerocar One

Beat the traffic: buy a ’54 Aerocar One

That’s right: you can own a unique piece of aviation history! This rare, fully standard, certified Aerocar One has folding wings that it can tow while it’s driving on the road, and it even has a horn and rear-view mirror! One of only five Aerocars that exist, it has a cruise speed of 100mph, takeoff […]

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WW II First Dogfights

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Microsoft Co-Founder to Build Space Jet

Microsoft Co-Founder to Build Space Jet

<param Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen says he will build the world’s largest airplane as a mobile platform for launching satellites at low cost, which he believes could transform the space industry. Andy Pasztor has details on The News Hub. More Info On WSJ: Click Here
Build your own Supermarine Spitfire!

Build your own Supermarine Spitfire!

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

On this Day in Aviation History — December 14

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, […]
A Date Which Will Live In infamy

A Date Which Will Live In infamy

      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

Pearl Harbor: 70 Years of Memories

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 […]
On This Day In Aviation History – December 7th

On This Day In Aviation History – December 7th

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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