Tag Archives: aviation history

Solitude, at Icy Altitudes

This is a little bundled treat from music, aviation history, and my time. By my time, I mean from the time of my youth when the music was …  different. The artist is Joni Mitchell, who was a fantastic composer, … Continue reading

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Finally!

I have not been blogging, because of work with my publishing company. I have been editing projects, organizing workflow, marketing, and giving advice to many would be authors and finally, after seven years in the business, finally got around to … Continue reading

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Getting a License

One of the books we produced at BluewaterPress LLC came to us from Captain LeRoy Brown. LeRoy lived the life all pilots would have wished to have lived, if they could have been as lucky. LeRoy, a fine gentleman of proper age, … Continue reading

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The Éole

Today, 121 years ago, Frenchman Clement Ader’s steam-powered airplane flew for the first time. Yes, you are correct in your math if you said that was 13 years before the Wrights flew. And yes, it was a steam-powered airplane. Ader … Continue reading

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The Old Days in the Airlines

Oops! I should have published this last Tuesday, but made the mistake of not pressing the correct button on the blog control panel…  So for your enjoyment today…  ——————— Monday, I wrote about celebrating the near-end of working on our … Continue reading

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The DC-9

Forty-six years ago today, the DC-9 flew for the very first time.  Douglas Aircraft began researching the need for short- to medium-range airliners in the late 1950s.  The original thought was to design a smaller version of their popular DC-8, … Continue reading

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