THE HISTORY OF FORBES FIELD

January 25, 2009 0

Forbes Field (also known as the Topeka Army Airfield and later as Forbes Air Force Base during DOD use) consisted of 4,233 acres. Forbes Field is located approximately 3 miles south of Topeka, Kansas in Shawnee County. […]

Stinson 108

January 25, 2009 0

The Stinson 108 was a popular general aviation aircraft produced by the American airplane company Consolidated Vultee, from immediately after World War II to 1950, when the company was bought by Piper Aircraft. Production continued for a few years under Piper. […]

The Concorde Supersonic Transport

January 18, 2009 0

The Concorde supersonic airliner, built jointly by France and Great Britain, to this day remains the only such supersonic plane to operate successfully in commercial service and has earned its prominent place in aeronautical history. […]

NASA’s Mission Has Roots in Kitty Hawk

January 18, 2009 0

On December 17, 2003, this nation celebrated the first century of flight at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. The day’s events commemorated the accomplishments of Wilbur and Orville Wright, and the century of aerospace achievements they launched. […]

Airmail Pilots: Firsts and Legends

January 12, 2009 0

Early airmail flight was dangerous and its pilots needed to have a considerable amount of the daredevil in them to brave the risks. But whether these pioneers exhibited extraordinary (or perhaps foolhardy) bravery or were merely doing their job, the careers of the members of this “suicide club” were like those of few others. […]

Turning Point

January 12, 2009 0

It’s hard to think of the Bonanza as anything but immortal. After all, it’s a design that has endured for almost six decades. […]

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