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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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Sopwith Camel and Spitfire

Hear and see two classics flying together. Great demonstration and audio of radial throttle by ignition. I think I could find a better way to remove the wheel chocks, how about you? 😉

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We Remember

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Fantasic Vintage Wright Photo Site

A collection of photo’s taken by Orville and Wilber Wright. Lots of Kittyhawk shots I’ve never seen before. Lots of flying shots also. Old Photo Wright

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Photographic Record of 2012 SAM Champs

New post up on Thomas Ryan’s site:The Building Board Post includes over 500 photo’s detailing the 2012 SAM Champs.

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Being a Good Test Pilot: Part 4, Trim Pre Flight – Flight Plan

Our series about becoming a solid test pilot continues….. Make sure every surface is perfectly nuetral. No slight rudder, or aileron inputs. Check the elevator for “slight up”. I would define this as the elevator being set dead nuetral then … Continue reading

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Being A Good Test Pilot: Part 2, Setup

Part 2 in an ongoing series about being a good test pilot. These articals are less about step by step hand holding instructions and more about how to think. We continue…. I always conduct an interview of sorts to fill … Continue reading

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Dayton marks 100 year anniversary of Wright death Friday May 30, 2012

Bells will toll and a moment of silence will be held across the Dayton area on Friday in honor of the 100th anniversary of the death of Wilbur Wright (April 16, 1867 – May 30, 1912)…….. Read the full story … Continue reading

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B-25 Flight Complete At Last

I was cooler today but the ceiling was high and visibiliity was good.  Mostly cloudy, nice that some blue was showing.  I was in the second flight of the day so the engines were already warmed up, didn’t take long … Continue reading

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B-25 Flight Adventure Rescheduled

  Went to Grimes Field in Urbana Ohio today for my B-25 ride.  It was a gift from my family for Christmas.  Scheduled for 12am.  It’s been beautiful around here all week until this morning.  Drisely all the way there.  Lots … Continue reading

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