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- New RV14A BUILD Tab
Specifications Van’s RV14A • Crew: 1 • Capacity: one passenger • Length: 21 ft. 1 in. • Wingspan: 27 ft. /wing area: 126.1 sq.ft. • Height: 8 ft. 2 in. • Empty weight: 1240 lb. (562 kg) • Gross weight: 2050 lb. (930 kg) • Powerplant: 1 × Lycoming IO-390 four cylinder, air-cooled, four stroke [...]
- What’s In A Name?
The Manhattan Project was a World War II nuclear weapons research and development program beginning as early as 1939 but starting in 1942 under the direction of Major General Leslie Groves. In 1942 Groves appointed Nuclear physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer to head the project’s secret weapons laboratory in Los Alamos, New Mexico. The project’s task [...]
- Pearl Harbor USS Arizona Casualty List- 1941
December 7, 2016 is the 75th anniversary of the Japanese attack on the United States naval fleet at Pearl Harbor which entered us into World War II. Of the 2,402 people killed that day 1,177 were Sailors and Marines aboard the Battleship USS Arizona (BB-39). 334 men survived the attack on the Arizona and only [...]
- Chicago Cubs Win Worlds Series, Ending 108 Year Drought!
1908 Chicago Cubs 1908 Chicago Cubs Score Card Congratulations go out to the 2016 Chicago Cubs for their winning of the 2016 World Series against the Cleveland Indians. The 108 year drought has ended but to give some perspective about how long ago that was I thought it would be fun to see what kind [...]
- Aviation Loses A Legend
Famous Airshow and Military/Test Pilot Robert A. “Bob” Hoover passed away October 25, 2016 (age 94). He will be missed. He was born in Nashville, Tennessee and started his service with the U.S. Army Air Force in 1940 and served until 1948 when he left the Air Force to continue in the civilian side of [...]
- 1/3 Scale Bally Bomber Taxiing
I wanted to post a follow up from our previous post about the super cool 1/3 scale B-17 airplane project (Bally Bomber) and report that it has successfully moved under its own power! Click here to see the video of the B-17 taxiing. (It will take a second to load.) If you want to see [...]
- C-172 Hanging From Ceiling At McCarran Las Vegas Airport
There is a 1958 Cessna 172 hanging from the ceiling in the north end of the Terminal 1 Baggage Claim area at the Las Vegas McCarran airport. But why is it there? Aircraft (N9217B) restored 1958 Cessna 172 with 2 “pilots” aboard In 1956 the Hacienda Hotel was the first family oriented hotel and casino [...]
- A Trip to the Bodie, California Ghostown
The “wild west” gold rush town of Bodie, California is said to be one of the best preserved ghost towns of all times. W.S. Bodie (W.S. because his first name isn’t really known) discovered gold here in 1859 but the town didn’t really become a “boomtown” until 1875 when a large body of gold ore [...]
- Bücker Bü 181 Bestmann
The 1963 World War II epic film “The Great Escape” is one of my personal all time favorites. The movie is loosely based on the non-fiction, first-hand-account book (“The Great Escape”) by Paul Brickhill which describes an Allied prisoners of war (POW) escape from German Stalag Luft III, on March 24, 1944. 76 prisoners managed [...]
- Boeing Turns 100 Years Old!
Boeing turns 100 years old on July 15, 2016. This is Boeing Plant 1 and was located on the lower Duwamish River in Seattle, Washington. The company was originally called Pacific Aero Products Co and on May 9, 1917, they became the Boeing Airplane Company. Boeing Plant 1 (also known as “the Red Barn” or [...]
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