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Color video of WWII Women in the Cockpit – History Channel

Posted on August 29th, 2012 · Posted in Gun Camera Videos, Pilots & Everyone Else

Dawn Letson befriended Alberta Kinney, a World War II veteran, who was a member of the Women’s Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) program, and shares her films from WASP training camp. Via: http://www.history.com/shows/wwii-in-hd/videos/women-in-the-cockpit WASP Alberta Paskvan Kinney, 44-W-7 July 10, 2009   Alberta Antonia Paskvan Kinney was born in Black Eagle,..
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WWII bomb found and exploded in Munich – BBC News

Posted on August 29th, 2012 · Posted in Aviation News

A bomb disposal team has detonated an American bomb left over from World War II found in the German city of Munich. The detonation happened shortly before 22:00 local time (20:00 GMT) in the Schwabing district and was heard across the city, local media report. There are reports that sparks..
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Ron Akana, world’s longest-serving flight attendant, retires at 83

Posted on August 29th, 2012 · Posted in Pilots & Everyone Else

  United Airlines Flight attendant Ron Akana, 83, worked his last United Airline Flight from Denver to Kauai over the weekend. It ends his 63 year career with United Airlines and will land him in the Guinness World Records book. “I wasn’t expecting this much attention,” he said Tuesday. On..
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Blue Ash Airport Closing, B-17 ‘My Gal Sal’ Leaving – WKRC-TV Cincinnati

Posted on August 28th, 2012 · Posted in Aviation News

“My Gal Sal” is leaving town. Sal is a World War II vintage B-17 bomber, which was housed in a hangar at Cincinnati’s Blue Ash Airport. The plane’s owner wanted to make Blue Ash Airport a destination for those wanting to learn about WWII and honor the men who flew..
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All I Really Need To Know I Learned From Flying Airplanes

Posted on August 28th, 2012 · Posted in Pilots & Everyone Else

Here’s an awesome poem by AOPA Av8rs member Laura Wilson as her first assignment in her 8th Grade Language Arts class this year: All I really need to know about how to live and what to do and how to be I learned from flying airplanes. Wisdom did not settle..
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NASA’s ‘Mighty Eagle’ Robotic Prototype Lander Takes 100-Foot Free Flight

Posted on August 28th, 2012 · Posted in Aviation News

With a whistle and a roar, the “Mighty Eagle,” a NASA robotic prototype lander, sailed to an altitude of 100 feet during another successful free flight Aug. 28 at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. During the 35-second run, the vehicle was “open loop” — navigating autonomously without..
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AOPA FlyQ Weather & Flight Planning App Now Available For Android Smartphones

Posted on August 28th, 2012 · Posted in Aviation News

AOPA FlyQ Pocket puts powerful, smart preflight planning in the palm of your hand. Available for iPhone and Android smartphones, this app delivers airport directory information, aviation weather and flight planning with unique auto-routing capabilities. Available free to all AOPA members. Available exclusively to AOPA members, AOPA FlyQ Pocket for..
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Flying in a First Class Private Suite Aboard an Emirates Airbus A380

Posted on August 28th, 2012 · Posted in Gun Camera Videos

On April 30, 2011 Volterrific treated himself to a First Class Suite on Emirates Airlines A380 Super Jumbo from Bangkok to Hong Kong and vlogged his experiance. The newest, biggest, and arguably most advanded airliner in the world. So first class of the first class flagship of the planet better..
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Boeing AH-64 Apache Helicopter Surpasses 3.5 Million Flight Hours

Posted on August 28th, 2012 · Posted in Aviation News

Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Team Apache suppliers worldwide are applauding the news that the U.S. Army AH-64 Apache helicopter fleet has surpassed 3.5 million flight hours. The Army’s aviation program office said that the milestone of endurance and reliability was reached in June as Apache crews flew combat missions in..
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Apollo Astronauts Tour Altair Lunar Lander Mockups in 2008

Posted on August 27th, 2012 · Posted in Gun Camera Videos

by Travis Baldwin, Industrial Designer — Bristol, United Kingdom Apollo Astronauts Neil Armstrong, Gene Cernan, John Young, and Harrison Schmitt tour the Altair lunar lander human factors mockup that we built in Building 220 (Hangar X). This was my first project as a Space Architect at NASA JSC in Houston,..
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