Everyday Is Flag Day At Patriots Point!

On 14 June 1777, the Continental Congress passed a resolution which stated: Resolved, that the flag of the United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new Constellation. It was not until President Truman signed a Congressional Act in August 1949, […]

Video Thursday, 6.02.11, Scouts At Patriots Point!

It’s Video Thursday and today we’ll look at scouts onboard the USS Yorktown. Boy Scouts start as Cub Scouts and our first video is a great trailer put together by scout leader Steve Miller for Pack 250 as a recruitment tool for their Cub Pack camp out at Patriots Point on 06 November 2010. Great […]

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 have only what we remember and our shared memories are what make us Americans. If you are in Charleston, SC, join us for our Memorial […]

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 News on an unfortunate runway departure of an Air Force tanker at Naval Base Ventura County Point Mugu, CA., with the resultant large fire, luckily […]

Tanker crash

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Naval Aviation Sets Seaplane Record 1928

Launching from Philadelphia at the Naval Aircraft Factory, a PN-12 seaplane  (P for mission – Patrol, N for manufacturer -  Naval Aircraft Factory) piloted by LT’s Arthur Gavin and Zeus Soucek, flew from 03 May until 05 May for a total of 36 hours and 1 minute, setting the world duration record for Class C […]

Salute To Navy SEALS

Americans today can finally feel that justice has been served with the death of Osama Bin Laden. When the CIA finally tracked down the mastermind of the 9.11 attack on America, the decision was made to send in United States Navy SEALS (Sea, Air, Land) to do the job and make sure Bin Laden was […]

Volunteer Profile on Dr. "Chip" Biernbaum

Our volunteer profile is on Dr. “Chip” Biernbaum, who was born on Pearl Harbor Day (07 Dec) 1946 in Woodstown, NJ, 15 miles from Wilmington, Delaware. He spent as much free time as he could investigating curious creatures and beasts that lived in the streams, lakes and forests around his home. His interest in World […]

Video Thursday 4.28.11 What's A Wingsuit?

Today’s videos focus on flight in nonstandard modes, such as balloons, ski jumping  and wingsuits! For myself, I would like a standard heavier than air vehicle with a little mass and engine to rely upon for flying, but some folks see the world differently… [vimeo http://vimeo.com/2096434] [vimeo http://vimeo.com/20761700] This last video is amazingly scary! [vimeo […]