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This months Throttle Forward column.  CLICK ON POST AND CLICK ON IMAGE TWICE. ...

Fly in a vintage plane in New Mexico Ford Tri-Motor OPEN HERE...

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...