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Happy Birthday, Pan Am

Today in 1927, Key West birthed Pan American World Airways out of a small maintenance hangar near Duval Street in Key West. Kelly McGillis, the actress who co-starred with Tom Cruise in Top Gun, presently owns the building purportedly to be the … Continue reading

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Fighting FIVE Takes the US Navy into the Jet Age

Sixty-three years ago today, Fighter Squadron FIVE became the first Navy squadron to land jet fighters aboard an aircraft carrier.  On March 10, 1948, they took their brand new North American FJ-1 Fury jets to sea to land aboard the … Continue reading

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Stretching It

Following on the heels of yesterday’s blog, I need to let you know how to “stretch it.”  Now, let me explain: I am not talking about stretching a glide or your gas supply.  What I am referring to is getting … Continue reading

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