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About the B-36 Peacemaker and other Convair aircraft

Discovered an article about the history of Convair today. Continue reading

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Hat in the Ring Squadron

“That situation was not going to continue. I do not like to come in second.” Continue reading

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Pilots without parachutes – part 2

“If all of you pilots had parachutes,” he told me coldly, “then you’d be inclined to use them on the slightest pretext, and the Air Service would lose planes that might otherwise have been brought down safely.” Continue reading

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Pilots without parachutes

I was amazed when I learned that WWI pilots had no parachutes. Continue reading

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Aircraft blueprints and sounds

If you like aircraft sounds, you should listen to this recording we made of a 1909 Bleriot. Continue reading

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Manfred von Richthofen scores a victory

“At about a hundred meters altitude he tried to escape toward the Front by flying zigzag, making his plane a difficult target to hit.” Continue reading

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Hat in the Ring Squadron – origin of the insignia

A few weeks ago, I saw the Hat in the Ring insignia on a box of children’s toys. Continue reading

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The thought processes of engineers and pilots

One kind is an engineer so as to find out how to fix the thing he just broke. Continue reading

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Manfred von Richthofen salutes the English

God save the King! –Manfred von Richthofen Continue reading

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Update on Ewan’s aircraft t-shirts

Page with Ewan Tallentire’s new line of aviation t-shirts is up. Continue reading

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