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  • Video Thursday 5.26.11, Remember on Memorial Day

    Today’s Video Thursday has a Memorial Day theme as we remember those who gave all to keep America Free.  On Monday I hope you and your family pause and remember…We […]

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  • Curtiss Marine Trophy Winner 1929

    On 25 May 1929, Lieutenant William G. Tomlinson, United States Navy, took first place in the Curtiss Marine Trophy race held at Naval Air Station Anacostia. He  flew the XF7C-1 […]

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  • Aurora 7, Second Orbital Space Mission

    Astronaut M. Scott Carpenter in his capsule, Aurora 7, was launched on 24 May 1962. A Navy Lieutenant Commander and aviator, he became the second American to orbit the earth. […]

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  • Navy Transition From Wooden To Aluminum Aircraft 1927

    Despite aluminum being declared superior to wood by NACA in 1920, only 5% of all aircraft were constructed of all metal by 1930. Aluminum proved a very difficult material for […]

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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

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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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