Tag Archives: Orville Wright

The First Passenger Death

“Uh-oh!” It was a simple statement uttered by a man who was about to die. Pilots tend to do that – which is a way of recognizing they will say something very prophetic just before crashing. Usually it is a … Continue reading

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The Anniversary of Military Aviation

Monday was the anniversary of our Declaration of Independence and today is the 99th anniversary of rated Army pilots. This day in 1912, Lieutenants Thomas D. Milling and Henry H. Arnold became the first and second United States military aviators … Continue reading

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Remember When

Remember back when traveling by the airlines was something really special?  Everyone dressed in their very best to “take a flight” somewhere.  Passengers were well mannered, the food was good, the airline employees were happy, and massive radial engines made … Continue reading

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