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Aviation Articles for December 9, 2011


I’m a little late with my link post this week. The weather has been beautiful – clear, dry and calm, but a bit chilly.  I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to go out flying yesterday.  Good times.

Here are some flying stories you may have missed this week.

Cucumbers to Clecos
This one is from the Pryor Daily News in Oklahoma. Tom Egbert had always wanted to build an airplane, but his job as manager of a local grocery store took up his time and energy. He’s retired now and finally scratched that itch he had.

An Uncommon Zero
This one is from the Venture County Star. The Southern California Wing of the Commemorative Air Force at Camarillo Airport in Southern California held an airshow and museum open house to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Where did airmail start in Colorado?
This one is from the Greeley, CO tribune. A traveling exhibit from the Colorado Aerospace History Project in Denver will take up residence in Greely this weekend. It will feature not just Colorado aviation history but will also feature displays specific to local Greeley history. Sounds like it’s worth a stop if you’re in the area.

One of the Rarest of Restorations
This is from the USAF Air Combat Command. Tom Reilly and his crew a The B-25 Group of Douglas, GA is known for their ability to bring WWII aircraft back to life. They are now working on one of the rarest of restorations – the prototype XP-82 Twin Mustang.

Who was Webley Edwards?
This is from the National Review Online. The article was published on Wednesday – take a look at that date and you can figure out the subject.

Aviation record-holder inspires science and technology students
This one is from the Tulsa World. A two-time aviation record-holder at the age of 23 – meet Barrington Irving.