Tag Archives: Pratt & Whitney

Model 299

In 1930, aviation remained in the beginning stages of development. Pilots were few, airplanes fewer, and almost every aircraft was small with inadequate performance. Most airplanes were of the biplane design with some sleeker monoplanes starting to come off the … Continue reading

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Sad Day for the Bomber Boys

Monday, June 13, 2011, will remain a sad day for the warbird community.  A vintage warrior made her final landing in a cornfield near Chicago.  After the landing, all seven aboard the airplane were able to make good their escapes, … Continue reading

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The Navy Corsairs

Whenever someone mentions the name “Corsair,” most aviation enthusiasts immediately think of the inverted gull-winged F-4U Corsair from World War II.  A few will think of the A-7 Corsair which gained fame as a light attack bomber in Vietnam.  Even … 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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