Miscellaneous

This happened in 1964 on a test flight from Kansas of a Boeing B-52.  Actual landing in this video..  awesome..  believe it or not...??? ...

Today's Google Doodle features the search engine's name spelled out as a swirly flight path with the a portrait of Bessie Coleman, a famous aviatrix, to celebrate the pioneering aviator's 125th birthday. Coleman is the first woman of both African-American and Native American descent to hold a pilot's license....

C-130 Lands and takes off from USS Forrestal. https://youtu.be/uM5AI3YSV3M C130 lands on an aircraft carrier 29 times in 1963.    ...

To the point: A salute to brevity!   By Ralph McCormick On November 19, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln delivered a short speech at the end of the ceremonies dedicating the battlefield cemetery at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. That speech has come to be known as the Gettysburg Address. There are just two hundred sixty-six words in the speech. I know many people, who believe that more words produce a better document, preach an enhanced sermon, teach a superior class, and communicate a sincere message to a friend. It is not the length of a speech, but the brevity and substance of it that sticks with the heart. Lincoln’s message is still with us after all these years. When ones message is long; boredom sets in and the mind falls to sleep. Keep it short and simple but direct and to the point.   This is the Gettysburg Address: "Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this Continent a new nat...

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What is the RAF... No, not the Royal Air Force.   Try again.. or better take a look at their website.   Click on post and go HERE....

We had a visitor on Thursday.  The flight was a simulated air drop over Ouray.  This area is much like foreign mountainous countries where the Air Force has to fly.  The plane was a C-17 Cargo plane.  It is a very large cargo plane which can hold two tanks, several airplanes (wings removed) and many troops.  It was good to see a fine performance of our military that was give us today.  It was a perfect decent from high altitudes through the valley between the mountains and a perfect drop of goods onto Ouray.  Unfortunately, I had a camera malfunction after only a few shots.  It was amazing to watch the precision with which the pilot brought the planes through the valleys and out the north end of town....

On this date, August 23, 1938, the Gwinn's Aircar crashed and killed two. Gwinn had designed what he deemed was a safe, roadable airplane after two years of dedicated research and development, and in 1935 he organized the Gwinn Aircar Company Inc. in Buffalo, serving as the new firm's president and chief engineer. Two years later, the prototype Gwinn Aircar was completed and test-flown by Richard K. Bennett, who also gave well-known aviator Frank Hawks the chance to test the new plane. After Hawks flew the Aircar in Buffalo, he was so enthusiastic about its performance that he agreed to become Gwinn Aircar's vice president in charge of sales. The Gwinn Aircar Company of Buffalo, NY was formed in 1935 by Joseph M Gwinn, Jr, former Chief Engineer at Consolidated Aircraft Corporation. The 'Aircar' was designed as a 'foolproof' airplane that would be simple and, above all, safe to fly since it would neither stall nor spin. The airc...

Throttle Forward By Ralph McCormick BINGO FUEL! If what has been reported to FLY-LOW Publications is true, there needs to be more inquiries about the crash of the Air Force Thunderbirds plane. I have it from “reliable” sources that the Air Force Thunderbird plane that crashed in Colorado Springs, CO, was forced to remain in the air “waiting” for the president to arrive late after the pilots of two of the four planes called, “Bingo Fuel.”  That means that the plane is almost out of fuel.  All the reports that I read basically said that it was engine trouble, had a problem, no know cause and other “spin” stories.  If what I hear through circles is true, someone wanted all four planes in the air until the “tardy” president showed up at the stadium.  This decision was at no matter the cost.  The cost could have been very high if the plane had run out fuel just before the stadium; thus crashing into the cr...

For many years, Henderson University has operated the airport owned by the city of Arkadelphia, AR.  Henderson is the only college offering a four-year aviation program.  Recently, it came time for change and a new Director to make the change and continue the airport as a city business.  A call went out to applicants and of those who applied, one was selected.  She is Michelle Anthony from Walnut Ridge, AR. HIRED When asked why Michelle was chosen ase the new director of the Arkadelphia airport, Jimmy Bolt, City Manager said, “When the City of Arkadelphia was faced with transitioning from Henderson State University as our FBO to running it ourselves, we realized we had a unique opportunity.  The Arkadelphia Airport needed to run as a business so it could continue to serve as an economic partner as well as a classroom to Henderson’s aviation program.  Our search led us to Michelle Anthony. She has exceeded m...