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Boeing B-29 Super Fortress

Boeing B-29 Super Fortress

One of the largest aircraft of World War II, the B-29 had state of the art technology, including a pressureized cabin; dual-wheeled, tricycle landing gear; and an analog computer controlled fire control system that allowed one gunner and a fire-control officer to direct four remote machine gun turrets. The $3 billion cost of design and production […]
Tuesday Thunderbolt

Tuesday Thunderbolt

He piloted the P-47N Thunderbolt in the Pacific. He loved the N model. He used all of his talent at its controls to take the war to Japan, to the place U. S. airmen called “the Empire.” P-47N pacific Still, Urban L. “Ben” Drew is remembered mostly today for what he achieved in a different […]

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A Tale of Two Mules

A Tale of Two Mules

It has been said that an Army travels on its stomach—and depends on its ammo. This is another way of saying that, although the Quartermaster Corps is probably the most mundane and unheralded segment of any military, it should share top billing with the most elite of the frontline combat troops. If the Quartermaster Corps […]
Monday Mustang: the Might P-51

Monday Mustang: the Might P-51

The North American Aviation P-51 Mustang was an American long-range, single-seat fighter and fighter-bomber used during World War II, the Korean War and in several other conflicts. During World War II Mustang pilots claimed 4,950 enemy aircraft shot down, the most of any Allied fighter. It was conceived, designed and built by North American Aviation […]

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Friday Fighter: Douglas F4D Skyray

Friday Fighter: Douglas F4D Skyray

The first United States Navy and United States Marine Corps fighter that could exceed Mach 1 in level flight, the Douglas F4D Skyray was an American carrier-based fighter/interceptor. Although it was in service for a relatively short time and never entered combat, it was the first carrier-launched aircraft to hold the world’s absolute speed record, […]
From the Archive: Mentoring a Thunderbird Pilot

From the Archive: Mentoring a Thunderbird Pilot

As one of six stars of the U.S. Air Force’s Thunderbirds squadron, Maj. Jason Curtis has all the qualities of an elite pilot. He’s intelligent, focused, personable and flies with unparalleled precision. He’s also humble — and quick to credit those who guided him during his childhood in Kalispell. Curtis, 33, is returning to his hometown […]

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Which three famous Pilots would you invite to a Bar?

Which three famous Pilots would you invite to a Bar?

Here’s something fun. We all have our favorite pilots, whether a modern day pilot, a WW I or WW II ace, A Mustang driver from MiG alley during the Korean War, or a Wild Weasel from Vietnam, these are the guys that got the job done. Tell us who you’d like to invite to a […]
The Dragon’s Den

The Dragon’s Den

As everyone knows, few DH 89 Dragon Rapides remain airworthy today. Constructed of wood and fabric, time has deteriorated their glued joints, and timber airframe components have rotted on these iconic 1930s British passenger biplanes. So the arrival of a Dragon Rapide at the EAA’s AirVenture Oshkosh was a delightful surprise. Touching down at Oshkosh […]

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Friday Aerial Fighters Memories

Friday Aerial Fighters Memories

Like Father, Like Son – Confessions of a second-generation fighter pilot There were two things that got me interested in aviation while I was a kid growing up in the 1930s, model airplanes and my father Howard. My dad, of course, was the bigger influence, not because of his job in the banking business, but […]
50 years ago today Apollo 11 Home

50 years ago today Apollo 11 Home

The spacecraft that first landed humans on the Moon, Apollo 11 was commanded by Neil Armstrong and lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin formed the American crew that landed the Apollo Lunar Module Eagle on July 20, 1969, at 20:17 UTC. Armstrong became the first person to step onto the lunar surface six hours 39 minutes […]
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