Category Archives: Aviation History

V22 Osprey Arrives at USAFM Today

Enjoyed watching a CV-22 Osprey arrive in front of our shop. The United States Air Force Museum is across the street from “US”. Osprey pilot dusts the snow off our roof. 😉 He put on a short airshow, bank angles … Continue reading

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Wright Aero Carnival Cancelled

Notice from: Dayton’s National Park gregg_smith@nps.gov “Due to the government shutdown, the National Park Service Aero Carnival event scheduled to take place at Huffman Prairie Flying Field on Saturday, October 5th has been cancelled.” So, we’ll look forward to next … Continue reading

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Name The Derelict Plane Contest

An interesting photo. What is it? Win a Micro Low Stick for being first to provide the correct answer. Photo credit to Thomas Ryan. He is a professional pilot and sends me photos of interesting aircraft from time to time. … Continue reading

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The Future of Vertical Lift, Bell unveils V-280 Valor Tilt Rotor Program

Potential now program looking for funding. Could this the be the future of tilt rotor military aircraft. Unveiled today. Check out the new Bell V-280 Valor Program. Predecessors Bell XV-3 Bell xv-15 Demo at Moffett Field 1985 Bell V-22 Osprey … Continue reading

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Charles Fauvel & His Tailless Sailplanes

An innovative designer of flying wings, particularly soaring designs. I nice deep website with lots to read. I’ve often thought of kitting a scale glider at some point. Perhaps one of these designs will motivate me. Aerobatics One Tow Plane, … Continue reading

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Fantastic RC Radio History Site; RC Hall Of Fame

Wonderful site with many details and an outstanding collection of RC gear from the past. Learn how it all began and all the steps along the way to developments we have today. RC Hall Of Fame

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Aerial Photo of Radical RC Location

Hi Dave, Attached is a photo of a B-17 making a flyby over Wright Field. I think the shadow is about where your building’s located. Notice Huffman Dam and the train heading towards Fairborn on the old Big 4 RR. … Continue reading

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James May, A Toy’s Story: Glider Across the English Channel

Can a free flight glider with only the aid of an autopilot to keep it on course be successfully flown 22 miles across the English channel? Can they overcome the a bloated idiot government of France trying to stop them? … Continue reading

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Ekranoplan Big as a Football Field

I have always been very interested in the Ekranoplan platform. Although not much unique ever came from the slaves of communism, this remains one fascinating concept. Could it have been used to deliver thousands of troops to New York or … Continue reading

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Excellent Wright History Site, Wright Prop & Engine Information & Photo’s

Site is titled “S. A. C.” (Strategic Air Command). Actual page with many photo’s and information about various Wright props and Engine is called The Wright Brothers Engine & Propellers. Great photo’s including engine internals and factory images.

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