“A Tradition of Heroes”

May 18, 2008 0

On August 31, 1949, Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson announced the creation of an Armed Forces Day to replace separate Army, Navy and Air Force Days. […]

Wingsuit flying

May 18, 2008 0

Wingsuit flying is the art of flying the human body through the air using a special jumpsuit, called a wingsuit, that shapes the human body into an airfoil which can create lift. […]

Amelia Earhart Information

May 11, 2008 0

Amelia Earhart was born on 24 July 1897 in Atchison, Kansas. Her flying career began in Los Angeles in 1921 when, at age 24, she took flying lessons from Neta Snook and bought her first airplane– a Kinner Airstar. […]

U.S. AIR FORCE TEST PILOT SCHOOL HISTORY

May 4, 2008 0

The fundamental key to success in aerospace flight test and evaluation is the individual member of the flight test team: the flight test pilot, of course, but nowadays the trained flight test engineer and navigator as well. […]

WHAT IF THE WRIGHT BROTHERS HAD PRANGED ON DECEMBER 14, 1903?

May 4, 2008 0

It is fitting that the Wrights have at last received the recognition that they truly deserve in the many celebrations around the world on the 100th anniversary of their first flight. They were unquestioned geniuses in aviation whose true importance has only belatedly been recognized. […]