Tag Archives: Charles Lindbergh

Classic

In their latest issue, Flying Magazine published an interesting article about the DC-3. It made me realize that sometimes we get so busy living life that time just passes by without our noticing. Such is the case with the DC-3. To … Continue reading

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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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Truly, I am not dead, no matter what they say…

I have been busy. For you loyal readers, trust me when I say, I am cataloging ideas for when I am free from this work in which I am now engaged–work which is keeping me from the blog. Should I tell you … Continue reading

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Flying, Biplanes, and Museums

This morning when I got up, I began trying to catch up on some of my reading. One of the emails I read came from AOPA_ePilot@aopa.org and the lead article, titled, “Plane Jane makes last flight,” made me reflect on … Continue reading

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“Like a Sack of Potatoes”

When Charles Lindbergh flew across the Atlantic Ocean in May of 1927, he ignited the imaginations of many. One enthralled by the idea of being the first woman to fly across the Atlantic was Amy Phipps Guest. Amy Phipps was … Continue reading

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Jerrie Mock Returns Home

Today, 47 years ago, Jerrie Mock returned from her trip. It was a special trip and she was no passenger. She was the pilot. And the only one onboard her 1953 Cessna 180 she named the “Spirit of Columbus.”   … Continue reading

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New York to Paris

It took Charles Lindbergh 33 hours and 30 minutes to fly from New York to Paris.  On this date in 1946, Trans World Airlines began international passenger service along Lindbergh’s route flying Lockheed Constellations, or “Connies.” Originally, Lockheed produced the … Continue reading

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107 Years

A century plus seven years. It is almost too much to comprehend, especially when you give some thought to the amazing accomplishments which have taken place since then. It was 107 years ago today the Wright Brothers officially “cracked the … Continue reading

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A Brand New Airplane

Many would not know what the Ryan NYP is if asked about the airplane in that manner. The NYP is one of the most important airplanes ever designed, built, and flown and today, resides in the Air & Space Museum … Continue reading

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Automation

One thing which tends to strike fear into the heart of a young student pilot working on a career in aviation is the word, automation. Young people hate to hear that word because they think it might keep them from getting … Continue reading

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