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  • Video Thursday 2.03.11

    It’s Video Thursday…and today we’ll look at women in Aviation and the Military… First we have Patty Wagstaff, Three Time National Aerobatic Champion and Fabulous Airshow Performer. I’ve seen her […]

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  • First U.S. Carrier Offensive 01 February 1942

    Not content to wait for the next Japanese attack, Admiral Chester Nimitz sent two of his warrior admirals out to hit back less than two months after the surprise attack […]

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  • The Birth Of Soaring In America

    Another Navy first, today eighty-one years ago a glider was dropped from the USS Los Angeles, ZR-3 (seen above). The idea of dropping a glider from an airship was the […]

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  • From Joy To Tears: The Challenger Tragedy, 25 Years Ago Today

    I was a young Navy Lieutenant on this date in 1986 and was performing my watch standing duty as Squadron Duty Officer (SDO).  I was just completing my briefing on […]

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  • First Airship To Land On Aircraft Carrier, 1928!

    ZR-3, USS Los Angeles, was a zeppelin built in Germany for the United States Navy as part of a reparations payment. She was our longest-serving airship from 1924-1939. Her landing […]

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  • First Seaplane (Hydroaeroplane) Flight 1911!

      Today one hundred years ago, Glenn Curtiss made the first successful seaplane or as known then, hydroaeroplane, at North Island, San Diego, California. Navy Lieutenant T. G. Ellyson was […]

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  • Where Are Our Carriers?

    Where are our carriers? Long a question asked by our Presidents during times of crisis. Today we have eleven aircraft carrier battle groups and today around the world five are […]

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  • A-4's Fly Coast To Coast 1959!

    On 24 January 1959, two A-4D Skyhawks flew from El Toro, California, to Cherry Point, North Carolina (2,082 miles)  in 4 hours and 25 minutes. The pilots of the two […]

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  • Scholarships For Education Programs At Patriots Point

    Patriots Point Foundation this week accepted a $15,000 donation from Mike and Mary Sudzina to provide scholarships for disadvantaged students, thereby allowing them to participate in Patriots Point’s education programs. […]

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  • Video Thursday 1.20.11

    It’s Video Thursday and if you haven’t read or seen the news today, Patriots Point is going to try to interest the Boeing Company in joining us here on Charleston […]

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