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    Fatal U2 Crash in CA Last Year Blamed on Student Pilot Error

    A tragic error by a student pilot on his first U-2 training flight killed instructor Lt. Col. Ira Steve “Shooter” Eadie last September in Northern California, according to the results of a U.S. Air Force accident investigation report released this week. The aircraft, a TU-2S assigned to the 1st Reconnaissance Squadron, part of the 9th […]

  • Tiger Flight Foundation is Educating Today’s Youth Through Aviation

    ROME, GA — Education is soaring to new heights as the Tiger Flight Foundation teaches children to set goals and to take a more active approach in controlling their own life, both on the ground and in the air. Classroom sessions and flights by several tiger striped aircraft are inspiring preteens and teenagers from Georgia, […]

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    Six Things You Probably Never Knew About the Mighty A-6 Intruder

    On April 19th 1960, the prototype Grumman A-6 Intruder, Grumman model G-128 and designated the YA2F-1, BuAer 147864, lifted off from Grumman’s Calverton facility for the first time. Nearly 37 years and 693 Intruders later, on February 28th 1997, Medium Attack Squadron 34 (VA-34), the Blue Blasters, retired the Navy’s last operational A-6E Intruders. Those […]

  • April 18th Was A Great Day In Aviation–Some Amazing Videos In Here

    April 18th is a very significant date in aviation history. There is a lot to cover so stay with us… In 1917, William Edward Boeing renamed his Pacific Aero Products company, calling it The Boeing Airplane Company. Boeing’s company would go on to design and build some of the most important military and civilian aircraft […]

  • This Man’s Innovative Spirit Gave America Hope 75 Years Ago

    The situation in America was looking very bleak 75 years ago.  Germany’s war machine was running at full power in Europe.  To the West, Japan’s war machine was looking extremely daunting as well.  The devastating blow by the Japanese to the Pacific fleet at Pearl Harbor meant that any American attack on Japan territory would […]

  • Only The Space Shuttle ‘flew’ Faster Than This Rocket Plane Designed With A Slide Rule

    Today’s retrospective is the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) film “Research Project X-15.” Shot during the mid-1960s at various NASA locations and Edward Air Force Base (AFB) in California, the film highlights the development of not only the X-15, but several of the other previous X planes as well. Interviews with designers, builders, and […]

  • Come Fly The Plane Your Grandfather Flew (And Your Son Might Fly Too)

    On April 15th 1952, Boeing test pilot “Tex” Johnson pulled back on the control yoke of the prototype YB-52 Stratofortress and she took to the air for the first time. Once the design was deemed acceptable by the United States Air Force (USAF), the B-52 went into service in 1955. So began 62 years of […]

  • Delta Air Lines Flight Museum Soars In Its Growing Popularity

    ATLANTA, Ga. — Delta Air Lines state-of-the-art flight museum is flying high this week with the addition of a new jet aircraft as it expands the spotlight on the company’s rich history as an air transportation service and the people behind their wings. The history of the iconic airline with it’s roots planted deep in […]

  • Flying Led Me to Tracy

    I love to fly. Like many things in life there is a tenuous chain of events that lead me to flying…and to my wife, my love, my front-seater, and the mother of our children — Tracy. In 1968 I was in high school. A junior. I had just started wearing glasses to see distances whereas […]

  • Reagan sent Aardvarks, Ravens, Hornets, Corsairs, Intruders, and Prowlers After Gadaffi in Operation ElDorado Canyon

    At 0200 local time on April 15th 1986, United States Air Force (USAF), United States Navy (USN), and United States Marine Corps (USMC) aircraft attacked targets in Tripoli and Benghazi, Libya. The attack was code named Operation El Dorado Canyon. The raid was President Ronald Reagan’s response to several Libyan-sponsored terrorist attacks in Europe, among […]

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