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Maintenance on Tuesday

The P-51 had a precautionary glycol pump change on Tuesday, so the trip to Greenland has been postponed until today, Wednesday June 27. Steve Hinton made a maintenance check flight Tuesday 6/26 in Glacier Girl. (Photo by John M. Dibbs.)
Aviation History | History of Flight | Aviation History Articles, Warbirds, Bombers, Trainers, Pilots | Maintenance Day

Maintenance Day

Monday in Goose Bay was a scheduled maintenance day, and Glacier Girl and Miss Velma were given a thorough going over before the next leg of the flight. Mike DeMarino works on Glacier Girl’s port engine during the scheduled maintenance day. He is the back-up P-38 pilot should Stevie Hinton get sick. (Photo by John […]

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Aviation History | History of Flight | Aviation History Articles, Warbirds, Bombers, Trainers, Pilots | Operation Bolero II update

Operation Bolero II update

Glacier Girl and Miss Velma, along with their pilots and support staff and aircraft, made it to Goose Bay yesterday, encountering some difficult weather en route. Wearing survival gear, Steve Hinton (piloting GG) in company with Ed Shipley in the Mustang, flew with the PC-12 mothership, flown by Rod Lewis, into Goose Bay from Presque […]
Aviation History | History of Flight | Aviation History Articles, Warbirds, Bombers, Trainers, Pilots | NASA DFRC needs your help!

NASA DFRC needs your help!

NASA DFRC is trying to resurrect F-16XL-1 (SN 75-0749).  We have a flight manual supplement (that is badly in need of revision most likely) and an F-16A flight manual, so I think we have enough information to operate the basic airplane.  What we cannot find and therefore do not have is a pilot procedures document […]

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Aviation History | History of Flight | Aviation History Articles, Warbirds, Bombers, Trainers, Pilots | Podcast – Episode 2 – P-38

Podcast – Episode 2 – P-38

Flight Journal Podcast – Episode 2P-38. Episode 2 – P-38.PC users – Right click the link above and “save target as” to save to your hard drive.Mac users – Control+click the link above and “download linked file” to save to your hard drive. Like what you hear? Leave us your comments and feedback below.

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Aviation History | History of Flight | Aviation History Articles, Warbirds, Bombers, Trainers, Pilots | Press Release – Gathering of Twin Tails

Press Release – Gathering of Twin Tails

NEWS  RELEASE                                                                                  Commemorative Air Force Headquarters                                                   Midland International Airport   CONTACT: Kay Crites Director of Public Relations P.O. Box 62000 y Midland, Texas 79711-2000 (432) 563-1000, ext. 2231 w FAX (432) 563-8046 http: //www.commemorativeairforce.org publicrelations@cafhq.org   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NR #06-121202             B-24 TO BE UNVEILED MIDLAND, Texas (May 7, 2007) ñ  The ìnew and improvedî […]
Aviation History | History of Flight | Aviation History Articles, Warbirds, Bombers, Trainers, Pilots | Press Release – Enemy Coast Ahead & Night of Heroes ñ The Dambusters

Press Release – Enemy Coast Ahead & Night of Heroes ñ The Dambusters

PRESS RELEASE   Enemy Coast Ahead ñ The Dambusters   by Philip E. West   Lancasters of 617 Squadron, led by Wing Commander Guy Gibson begin their low level cross channel dash towards the enemy coast on the way to the heart of the Ruhr. The aircraft were arranged in three waves. The first wave comprised […]

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Aviation History | History of Flight | Aviation History Articles, Warbirds, Bombers, Trainers, Pilots | Run Over by a Carrier

Run Over by a Carrier

Run Over by a Carrier  Jerry ‘Turkey’ Tucker was with the Blue Angels during the last years of the F4’s then stayed on for the first two years of the A4. During Viet Nam he flew F8U’s. He’s now a senior Captain for Southwest. Here’s his incredible true story of falling off a carrier while […]
Aviation History | History of Flight | Aviation History Articles, Warbirds, Bombers, Trainers, Pilots | Come on Knightrider

Come on Knightrider

The Captain of a Navy ship at sea is perhaps the closest thing to an absolute dictator left on Earth. While this is certainly true of most ships, it is not quite the whole truth aboard an aircraft carrier. The Captain rules the ship absolutely, but he leaves the Air Boss to run the flight […]
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