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    Flashback Friday: A record-setting flight by a “fast” female pilot

    Learn about a record-setting flight and the pioneering female aviator who was at the controls. On April 22, 1961 a Lockheed L-1329 JetStar flew from New Orleans to Bonn and set 18 world records, according to the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale. And according to the U.S. Centennial of Flight Commission, the flight “…set more speed and […]

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    Avro Lancaster Purrs To Life On A Summer Morning

    The WWII era bomber comes to life in this mesmerizing clip. I don’t know about you, but I could watch any world war tow piston engine start up and idle for days! In this video clip, published on July 9th of 2012, an Avro Lancaster whose name is Just Jane sits so quietly on the ground that […]

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    How do you kill an ME-262?

    American fighter pilots in the skies over the Reich quickly realized the best counter to the Messerschmitt Me 262 jet was to catch it at its airfields during takeoff and landing where long engine spool up times and low altitudes negated its speed advantage. To protect the -262 bases, not only did they boast robust […]