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Helborne 513: October Issue

Chennault’s Flying Tigers -- How They Got Their Name

Like Father, Like Son – Confessions of a second-generation fighter pilot

The First Bridge - The Vietnam War Had to Start Somewhere

Mitchells in the Med

Rocket Mail. It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time.

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Teddy’s Excellent Adventure

Teddy’s Excellent Adventure

Roosevelt Wasted No Time Being the First Prez to Fly The very name of Theodore Roosevelt brings up an image of a man of limitless energy, always seeking new adventures. In 1910, he added another one to his list when he flew in an airplane. Roosevelt started life as a sickly child, but he didn’t […]
Underwater Aircraft Carriers

Underwater Aircraft Carriers

Sneaking Up On America … Again Pearl Harbor was the first. The American West Coast was to be next for a sneak bacteriological attack. Then, bomb New York City and obliterate the Panama Canal. According to the Japanese High Command, that was all to be accomplished early in the conflict—and they were deadly serious about […]

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From the Air Age Archives — the Curtiss SB2C Helldiver

From the Air Age Archives — the Curtiss SB2C Helldiver

Developed to replace the Douglas SBD Dauntless,  was a carrier-based dive bomber aircraft produced for the United States Navy during World War II. It was much faster than the SBD and a much larger aircraft, able to operate from the later design aircraft carriers and could easily carry a considerable array of armament. It featured […]
The Tomahawk: Long-range, all-weather, subsonic Cruise Missile

The Tomahawk: Long-range, all-weather, subsonic Cruise Missile

Named after the Tomahawk, a one-handed axe used as a tool and a weapon by pre-contact Native Americans, the Tomahawk is a long-range, all-weather, subsonic cruise missile. Introduced by McDonnell Douglas in the 1970s, it was initially designed as a medium to long-range, low-altitude missile that could be launched from a surface platform. It has […]

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April 6, On this Day in Aviation History

April 6, On this Day in Aviation History

It is amazing to look back and see all the amazing accomplishments made throughout the years in aviation. The feats and personalities involved have changed the world for ever and we all benefit from those that came before.   1890 (Java) — Anthony Herman Gerald Fokker, Dutch pioneer airman and aircraft manufacturer, is born in […]
Godspeed John Glenn — Final Funeral Rights at  Arlington National Cemetery

Godspeed John Glenn — Final Funeral Rights at Arlington National Cemetery

COLUMBUS, Ohio –  Final funeral rites for astronaut John Glenn (July 18, 1921 – December 8, 2016), will take place Thursday at Arlington National Cemetery. His family and invited guests, including astronauts and dignitaries, will say goodbye to the first American to orbit Earth at a private service at the Old Post Chapel beginning at 9 […]

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Biggest Little Airshow in Hawaii

Biggest Little Airshow in Hawaii

When: Saturday, June 3 & Sunday, June 4 10:00am – 4:00pm Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor’s Biggest Little Airshow in Hawaii June 3, 4 To Feature World Class Pilots and Planes Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor’s popular remote control Biggest Little Airshow in Hawaii is back for its tenth year, Saturday and Sunday, June 3 […]

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Warbird of the week — Curtiss P-40 Warhawk

Warbird of the week — Curtiss P-40 Warhawk

One of the all time famous fighters to come out of WW 2, the P-40 was conceived as a pursuit aircraft and was agile at low and medium altitudes. However, it suffered from a lack of power at higher altitudes. At medium and high speeds it was one of the tightest-turning early monoplane designs of […]
The A-36A Apache — Attack/dive bomber version of the P-51 Mustang

The A-36A Apache — Attack/dive bomber version of the P-51 Mustang

The first A-36A Apache rolled out of the North American Aviation Inglewood, CA plant in September 1942, and rapidly progressed through flight testing in October. With deliveries starting soon after, the first production machines continued the use of nose-mounted .50 cal. machine guns along with four wing mounted .50 cal machine guns. Also known by […]
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