Different Kinds & Types of Aircraft

April 26, 2009 0

From ultralights to helicopters to private planes to corporate jets, there’s a different kind of aircraft for every type of flying, as well every size budget. […]

Amelia Earhart’s Lockheed Vega

April 26, 2009 0

Curator Dorothy Cochrane and aircraft restorer Karl Heinzel discuss the social and technological changes brought about by Amelia Earhart’s career as they give a tour of Earhart’s Lockeed Vega at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. […]

Jet Engines

April 19, 2009 0

Before World War II, in 1939, jet engines existed only as laboratory items for test. But at the end of the war, in 1945, it was clear that the future of aviation lay with jets. The new engines gave great power and thrust, but were compact in size. They also were simple in their overall layout. […]

Hypersonic Thunder: A Novel of the Jet Age!

April 19, 2009 0

Walter Boyne, one of the first major content contributors to Wings Over Kansas has completed his latest book, “Hypersonic Thunder,” which concludes the trilogy of novels on the history of jet aviation. […]

Generation Gap

April 19, 2009 0

A review of the first five generations of fighter aircraft around the world. […]

Air Force History Overview

April 12, 2009 0

Early Years On Aug. 1, 1907, the U.S. Army Signal Corps established a small Aeronautical Division to take “charge of all matters pertaining to military ballooning, air machines and all kindred subjects. […]

MAJOR GENERAL JOE HENRY ENGLE

April 12, 2009 0

Maj. Gen. Joe Henry Engle (U.S. Air Force and Air National Guard) was born in Dickinson County, Kan., on Aug. 26, 1932. After attending grade school in Chapman, Kan., and graduating from Dickinson County High School, he went to the University of Kansas, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in aeronautical engineering in 1955. […]

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