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 […]

A Celebration In Education At Patriots Point

Today marked a “Celebration In Education” at Patriots Point.  Since 2002, Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum’s History & Science program has provided cross-curricular educational activities to more than 125,000 students of all ages. The primary goal of the program is to stimulate student achievement with activities that connect History with Science, Math and Language […]

New Naval Technology Videos

See the future of the Navy in this selection of videos! Wow! The first is a look at the developing rail gun technology at the Naval Sea Warfare Center Dahlgren… Next is a laser demonstration from the Office of Naval Research… Another laser on an airborne target… Destroyers of the future…amazing upcoming Navy ships…

Navy UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) Development 1923!

On 15 April 1923 the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) made known its early work in the development of the first UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) for the Navy. A specially equipped F5L seaplane was controlled by radio signals up to a range of 10 miles from the transmitter. The NRL also reported that radio control of […]