“Lost Patrol”

July 27, 2008 0

At 1410 on 5 December 1945, five TBM Avengers comprising Flight 19 rose into the sunny sky above NAS Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Turning east the formation headed out over the Atlantic on the first leg of a routine exercise from which neither the 14 men of Flight 19 nor the 13-man crew of a PBM Mariner sent out to search for them were ever to return. […]

First Flights of Some Very Famous Birds

July 20, 2008 0

Of all the industries that have propelled America into the leadership of the world economy, few can match aviation for the incredible changes it has made in how we think and act and live. […]


July 13, 2008 0

When war broke out in Europe in 1914, the airplane was hardly more than a dangerous plaything employed at fairs and circuses. Its potential was regarded lightly, when not contemptuously dismissed. […]

Farnborough Airshow

July 13, 2008 0

The Farnborough International Airshow is a seven-day international trade fair for the aerospace business which is held biennially in England. […]

AOPA Pilot Photo Tips

July 6, 2008 0

By reading this, I assume you have an interest in photography, and in particular, aircraft or aerial photography. I do appreciate that interest. […]


July 6, 2008 0

The profound effects of the efforts of Orville and Wilbur Wright are so closely bound up with our lives that it is almost impossible to understand them. […]