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  • Video Thursday 5.19.11

    Today on Video Thursday we’ll look at two good aviation events and one bad…First is a new video on the Navy’s Blue Angels. Next is a segment from Defense Department […]

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  • Tanker crash

    video [vodpod id=Groupvideo.9333554&w=450&h=325&fv=v%3Dhttp%3A%2F%2Fwww.dodvclips.mil%2Fdata%2Fvars.txt%26amp%3BreleaseURL%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Frelease.theplatform.com%252Fcontent.select%253Fpid%253DkK6b2RUuEM0l_uyagxj4NIQVz6ZszvD3] 1st collector for Tanker crashFollow my videos on vodpod

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  • Self-Sealing Fuel Tanks 1917!

    Have you ever heard of a self-sealing fuel tank? It is one of the amazing technical devices used by Americans to stay alive in the dangerous business of flying, particularly […]

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  • Crossing Of The Atlantic 1919, Part II

    NC-4 had a rough start to the mission after leaving NAS Rockaway on 08 May.  First, she had an oil pressure problem and then broke a connecting rod.  NC-4 landed […]

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  • Three Naval Aircraft Takeoff To Attempt Crossing Of The Atlantic 1919

    On 16 May 1919, three naval aircraft, NC-1, NC-3 and NC-4 launched from Trepassey Bay, Newfoundland to attempt the first crossing of the Atlantic by aircraft. The NC (Navy Curtiss) […]

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  • Navy Helicopter Squadrons Receive H Designation 1944!

    Did you know that helicopter squadrons were first designated VH plus a mission letter O, N, R (for observation, training or transport) in the early days of rotary flight. On […]

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  • USS Enterprise, CV-6, Commissioned 1938

    “Sleep softly my old love, my beauty in the dark, night is a dream we have, as you know as you know…” M. S. Merwin USS Enterprise, CV-6, was commissioned […]

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  • First Successful Head-on Attack Of A Missile By A Missile, 1962

    On 10 May 1962, a Navy Sparrow III launched from a Navy Phantom jet successfully intercepted head-on another Navy missile, a Regulus II, while both were at supersonic speeds in […]

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  • Naval Aviators Fly Over The North Pole, 1926!

    Naval aviators Warrant Officer Floyd Bennett  and Lieutenant Commander Richard Byrd flying a Fokker trimotor named Josephine Ford reached the North Pole at 9:03 GCT on 09 May 1926. The […]

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  • First Naval Aircraft Hit By Enemy Gunfire, 1914

    There is nothing more exhilarating than to be shot at without result. Winston Churchill South Carolinian and naval aviator Lieutenant (Junior Grade) Patrick N.  L. Bellinger flew an AH-3 hydroaeroplane […]

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