The Loss Of Flight 19

June 15, 2008 0

At about 2:10 p.m. on the afternoon of 5 December 1945, Flight 19, consisting of five TBM Avenger Torpedo Bombers departed from the U. S. Naval Air Station, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on an authorized advanced overwater navigational training flight. […]

Culver’s Travels

June 8, 2008 0

Al Mooney always numbered his designs with an M- prefix, and when he moved to St. Louis in 1935 to work for the Monocoupe Corp. he was ready to lay the lines down for the M-10. […]

The Story of the Atomic Bomb

June 8, 2008 0

The story of the atomic bomb started around the turn of the century when a small number of physicists began to think about, discuss, and publish papers about the phenomenon of radioactivity, the behavior of alpha particles, and the properties of various materials when irradiated. […]


June 1, 2008 0

At his death in 1975, Lloyd Carlton Stearman ranked as one of America’s most successful aviation personalities. His name was a household word, as well known to the man on the street as that of Boeing, Northrop, Piper, Cessna and Beech. […]