January 4, 2009 0

Learjet is a manufacturer of business jets for civilian and military use. It was founded in the late 1950s by William Powell Lear Jr. as Swiss American Aviation Corporation. Learjet is now a subsidiary of Bombardier and marketed as the “Bombardier Learjet Family”. […]

Kansas World War II Army Airfields

December 28, 2008 0

During World War II, Kansas was a major United States Army Air Force (USAAF) training center for pilots and aircrews of USAAF fighters and bombers. Kansas was a favored because it has excellent, year-round flying conditions. The sparsely populated land made ideal locations for gunnery, bombing, and training ranges. […]

Boeing-Stearman Model 75

December 21, 2008 0

The Stearman (Boeing) Model 75 is a biplane, of which at least 9,783 were built in the United States during the 1930s and 1940s as a military trainer aircraft. Stearman became a subsidiary of Boeing in 1934. Widely known as the Stearman, Boeing Stearman or Kaydet, it served as a Primary trainer for the USAAF, as a basic trainer for the USN (as the NS1 & N2S), and with the RCAF as the Kaydet throughout World War II. […]

Beech Aircraft Corporation

November 9, 2008 0

Founded in 1932 by Walter H. and Olive Ann Beech, the Beech Aircraft Corporation has left an indelible mark on general aviation. […]

Deep Roots, Deep Pride

November 2, 2008 0

Boeing has been a fixture in the Wichita aerospace industry since 1929. Here’s what makes this site tick […]

Beechcraft Starship

September 29, 2008 0

The Beechcraft Starship is a futuristic-looking aircraft designed by Burt Rutan’s Scaled Composites and produced by the Beech Aircraft Corporation. […]

First Flights of Some Very Famous Birds

July 20, 2008 0

Of all the industries that have propelled America into the leadership of the world economy, few can match aviation for the incredible changes it has made in how we think and act and live. […]

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