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120 feet in 12 seconds

First flight, 120 feet in 12 seconds – December 17, 1903

The photograph above was made on the beach at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina at 10:35 in the morning on this day, in 1903. 99 more words


Airplane quirks

As with any vehicle, there are always little quirks one gets used to in the operation and our C182 is no different. With now 200+ hours flying the plane and 22 of those crossing the country, there are certain things I know to look for and expect. 403 more words


Wright Brothers First Flights

On this day in 1903 – The Wright Brothers made four flights in the Wright Flyer at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.

After years of dedicated research and development, the brothers Orville and Wilbur Wright fly 120 feet in the alleged first powered heavier-than-air flight. 9 more words


Packers down two cornerbacks against Panthers

The Green Bay Packers are mostly healthy going into Sunday’s do-or-die game against the Carolina Panthers, but the defense will be without two players at cornerback. 214 more words

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1941: Merry Christmas to All Loyal Comrades of the Victorious Soviet!

I couldn’t pass up this Christmas figurine of Santa Claus piloting a WWII-era Soviet Polikarpov I-16, complete with red star markings on the vertical stabilizer. 25 more words

The Mosquito at Cosford

“Knock, knock.”

“Who’s there?”


“Yetta, who?”

“Yetta nother Mosquito.”

An even more terrible joke, but according to my Dad, a genuine RAF joke from World War II.

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