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Aviation Articles for September 23, 2011


I posted most days last week from the Air Races. I’ll just leave it at that.  I wasn’t going to post any links to articles about the crash until I came across this article on Tuesday.

The most accurate account of the event at the Reno Air Races that I have read.
This is from the CDA Press in Idaho, a media representative’s account of the accident. No crash photos, just facts and impressions. Well done.

Now we’ll get back to our usual links and try to move on.

Float Plane

A Kiwi’s Flight across the U.S.
This is from Australian Flying. Twenty-Seven years ago John King (no relation to the Flight School Kings) took a trip across the northern U.S. in a 1949 Cessna 195 on floats. He recounts the trip with photos in this fairly long article that he has broken down into chapters. A good read.

A flight in a piece of aviation history
This is from the Leavenworth Times in Kansas. The author took a ride in EAA’s Ford Trimotor and provides us with his impression of the event. Interesting to hear the pilot’s name.

Another close-knit aviation community
This is from the Hartford (CT) Courant. There was a large-scale RC model aircraft event in Bloomfield, CT over the Labor Day Weekend. Sounds like they had a great time.

A lifetime of aviation
This one is from the Rapid Cite (SD) Journal. Vern Kraemer is now 94 years old and he still loves to get into an airplane and see the world from above – that feeling started when he was 10. He doesn’t fly solo any more, but it sounds like he found the perfect copilot.

A Google search brings two WWII friends together
This is from a Google blog article, written by a guest blogger. The relationship is that a Google search by a women in Israel brought her together with a B-24 crewmember she had met in Holland during WWII. A touching story with a happy ending.


2 responses to “Aviation Articles for September 23, 2011”

  1. Jim Avatar

    The last article was amazing! How incredible.

  2. Tracy Avatar

    Yeah, wasn’t it! Quite the story. Can’t imagine what was going through her mind when she was reading the book excerpt and realized it was about her.