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The Week In Review: A Look Back At The Stories And Videos Of The Last Seven Days

We continued our love fest with the venerable Baby Boeing 737-200.

The week that was – a compilation of stories and videos from the last seven days.

Happy Mothers Day, Avgeeks!  Don’t forget to call your mom.  Here are two stories this week that honor women who did the extraordinary.

JetBlue offered another great promotion for passengers on a recent flight by turning tears into cheers.

Our weekly “Flashback Friday” tells the little-known story of the women whose math skills helped launch our space program.


With the passage of another week, looks back and offers a one-stop post that shares all of the other stories and videos posted during the last seven days that our readers loved. Just click and enjoy.

Would you be surprised to know that the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, the cutting edge of commercial aircraft, is equipped with a … propeller?

An experienced pilot recalls his time flying the 737-200 – a “pilot’s airplane.”

A wonderful documentary worth your time about the “Silent Wings” – courageous glider pilots in World War II.

This Chicago-area skydiving club got a rare treat – jumping from the bomb bay of a World War II-era B-17.

The Lockheed Super Constellation’s four engines give a new definition to the term “flame out.”

A decade ago, WestJet celebrated the retiring of its 737-200 aircraft with a double fly-by buzzing of the airport tower.

The versatility of the 747 is displayed as “The Spirit of John Muir” debus as the world’s largest fire-fighting aircraft.

The C-17 Globemaster proved its “off-road” capability by making a delivery on a dirt runway.

JetBlue offered another great promotion for passengers on a recent flight by turning tears into cheers.

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Written by Wendell Barnhouse

Wendell Barnhouse is a veteran journalist with over 40 years of experience as a writer and an editor. For the last 30 years, he wrote about college sports but he has had an interest and curiosity about aviation since he was in grade school.

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