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Tribute to a Legend – A. Scott Crossfield

Posted on November 20th, 2013 · Posted in Pilots & Everyone Else

By Mike Machat, July 2006 Airpower magazine “The Skyrocket gave everything she had”. Sitting across from me at the Wings Club in Washington DC that day in 1986 was former NACA test pilot Scott Crossfield, known as ‘Scotty’ to his friends and ‘Mr. Crossfield’ to others, but above all, the..
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Flying the SR-71 Blackbird with USAF Lt. Col. Maury Rosenberg

Posted on November 7th, 2013 · Posted in Gun Camera Videos, Pilots & Everyone Else

An outstanding one-on-one interview of SR-71 pilot Lt.Col. Maury Rosenberg, USAF Retired, by Ron Carrico for the San Diego Air and Space Museum. In this one hour interview, Rosenberg discusses the flight parameters and characteristics of the SR-71 Blackbird which he flew for 9.5 years. About Lt. Col. Maury Rosenberg,..
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Dave Thatcher’s CX4 & CX5 – Affordable, Safe Aircraft to Build and Fly

Posted on November 7th, 2013 · Posted in Aviation News, Pilots & Everyone Else

by Kimberly Blair, Pensacola News Journal Dave Thatcher reminds you of silver screen icon Jimmy Stewart with his subtle wit, lanky frame and down-to-Earth demeanor. But Thatcher has spent his lifetime tinkering with ways to stay un-tethered from the terra firma, even if it’s only 10,000 feet above it. At..
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Aurora 7, the flight of Scott Carpenter

Posted on October 11th, 2013 · Posted in Aviation News, Pilots & Everyone Else

To commemorate the life of Scott Carpenter, here is a NASA documentary video on the flight of Aurora 7. An Evening With Two Mercury Astronauts This 2011 lecture features a moderated conversation with two of NASA’s original Mercury astronauts: John Glenn and Scott Carpenter. Fifty years after the first human..
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Book shows relationship between Vietnam War pilots

Posted on September 11th, 2013 · Posted in Aviation News, Pilots & Everyone Else

By Scott Swan, WTHR Indiana Channel 13 TV It’s the story of reconciliation and forgiveness. A U.S. fighter pilot who shot down an enemy plane during the Vietnam War. The dogfight stuck with the pilot who went on a 36-year personal quest to learn more about the man he shot down.  Dan..
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Squadron Leader Tony Gaze

Posted on August 14th, 2013 · Posted in Pilots & Everyone Else

Squadron Leader F.A.O Tony Gaze OAM DFC and 2 Bars is a very distinguished, although largely unsung Australian, who was not only an Ace Fighter Pilot flying Spitfires throughout World War II, but who also was a well known and successful racing driver in the U.K, Europe and Australia in..
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Valentina Grizodubova: The Soviet Amelia Earhart

Posted on July 29th, 2013 · Posted in Pilots & Everyone Else

By Karen Bush Gibson, Gizmodo.com While American women were restricted to administrative flying missions during wartime, more than a thousand Russian women flew combat missions. Valentina Grizodubova was one of them. Women had served in combat positions in the Soviet Union as early as World War I. Together, Russia and..
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Flying the Feathered Edge: The Bob Hoover Project

Posted on May 9th, 2013 · Posted in Pilots & Everyone Else

WWII veteran, prisoner of war, accomplished test pilot, pace plane for the Unlimited Reno races, air show pilot – R.A. “Bob” Hoover was considered by Jimmy Doolittle to be “…the greatest stick and rudder man who ever lived. Flying the Feathered Edge is a very special documentary film about aviation,..
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WWII bomber jacket rescued from Goodwill, returned to 90-year-old vet

Posted on May 4th, 2013 · Posted in Pilots & Everyone Else

By Jennifer Hlad, Stars and Stripes | @jhlad Robert Arand enlisted in the Army Air Forces in 1942 as an aviation cadet. He went to training in 1943 and by February 1945, he was headed to the Pacific — sleeping on the deck of a trawler for a month-long journey..
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Longest Serving Delta Pilot Retires After 45 Years, Never Missed Day Of Work

Posted on March 13th, 2013 · Posted in Pilots & Everyone Else

Captain Calvin “Cal” Flanigan retired from Delta Airlines last Friday, after devoting 45 years of service to the airline. Thirty-seven of those years were served as a pilot for the company. And, to top off his incredible career, he never missed a day of work. Flanigan first joined Delta as..
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