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An Instant in Time, A Crossing of Paths

I was the lucky winner in the fall of 1984. Somehow, I won the squadron lottery to represent the outfit in Las Vegas at the Annual Convention of Naval Aviation—Tailhook. In September, when it was time to go, I travelled … Continue reading

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It Was Easy Enough

Eugene Ely was a pioneer aviator in the very early days of aviation.  Ely was born in Williamsburg, IA on October 21, 1879 and was only 31 years old when he became the first pilot to take off from the … Continue reading

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