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Aviation Stories for February 17, 2012


Oops, added this to the site as a draft and neglected to publish it.  I got another year older over the weekend, I’ll blame it on that…

It was another slow week for our type of aviation articles. Just three are listed below. On the good news side the FCC shut down the Lightsquared operation and on the bad news side the powers in control are trying to get user fees instituted again.

F-47N_44-89140Here are some articles that you may have missed this week:

The heroes of the 332d Fighter Group
This is from the Macon Telegraph. Another bit of aviation history before the Tuskegee Airmen.

Chapter 10 of Richard Taylor’s Memoir
This is another installment from AvWeb.  I have linked to Mr. Taylor’s story several times – whenever I come across a new installment. He writes well and has some interesting stories describing his adventures. This article describes some of his training on the KC-97 Tanker.

Getting to know your family
This is another article from AOPA Online. Three generations of a family are competing in this year’s Air Race Classic. One person is from Colorado, one from New Mexico and one from West Virginia. Sounds like a good way to bond with your family.


2 responses to “Aviation Stories for February 17, 2012”

  1. Cedarglen Avatar

    As I’ve noted before, a few good links is better than a lot of not-so-good. And, Happy Birthday!

  2. Tracy Avatar

    Thanks. Much appreciated.