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  • FREE Admission Weekend this Saturday-Sunday, 8-9 January 2011

      Everyone is invited to Patriots Point’s “FREE Admission” weekend to kickoff the Centennial Anniversary of Naval Aviation (1911-2011). Come aboard and visit our ships, the Medal of Honor museum, […]

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  • Happy New Year! and State of "Call the Ball"

    Happy New Year! I just received the info below from the stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com. Thank you to all who read and commented on the blog and please subscribe […]

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  • Apollo 8 Anniversary and FREE Weekend in January 2011

      Today marks the 42nd anniversary of the recovery of the Apollo 8 crew by the USS Yorktown in 1968, read the story here…   Also today, Patriots Point announces […]

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  • Video Thursday, 23 Dec 2010

    It’s Video Thursday and tomorrow is Christmas Eve! Enjoy these holiday videos and Merry Christmas to one and all! Our first video to remind you that NORAD (North American Aerospace […]

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  • First Magnetic Launch of Naval Aircraft!

    The first magnetic launch of a naval aircraft took place a few days ago, 18 December, at NAVAIR Lakehurst, New Jersey. The electromagnetic aircraft launch system or EMALS was tested […]

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  • Puckered Penguins Make History, 20 December 1955

    Two P2V Neptune and two R5D Skymaster aircraft of VX-6 , aka the Puckered Penguins, completed the first air transportation link with Antarctica by establishing a route between Christchurch, New […]

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  • Wright Brothers Bring The Dream Alive!

    It was on 17 December 1903 that the whole aviation dream came  alive with the Wright Brothers’ first four flights at  Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. Their aircraft had to use […]

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  • Curtiss SOC "Seagull" 1934

    On 15 December 1936 the Secretary of the Navy, Virginian Claude A. Swanson, approved acceptance of a new observation/scouting plane, the Curtiss XO3C-1, later designated the SOC (Scout Observation Curtiss) […]

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  • USS Lexington, CV-2, Commissioned 1927

    Testifying before the House Naval Affairs Committee on 21 February 1922, Bureau of Naval Aeronautics Chief, Rear Admiral William A. Moffett, told the committee that unless the United States built […]

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  • First dive bombing tests 1926

    The first dive bombing exercise by the United States Navy was reported on 13 December 1926 by Rear Admiral J. M. Reeves. The Boeing FB-5 and the Curtiss F6C were […]

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