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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.

Aviation Articles for May 20, 2011

If you have been reading this site for very long, you know that I’m a bit partial to historical aviation and old airplanes. I’m type rated in the B-747-400 and the A-330 an have flown a Jenny and a lot of airplanes in between. For the sheer pleasure of flying, you cannot beat the wind-in-wires experience of an antique biplane… Just in case you wonder why I link to lot of historical aviation articles.

Here are some articles that you may have missed this week:The first flight conducted in Sidney, Montana in 1915.

In the beginning – they landing in the street
This article is from the Sidney Herald – in Montana. Sidney is apparently celebrating their centennial. The article relates the town’s aviation history – starting with the first appearance of an airplane in the town in 1915 when it made several passes along the main street in town.

Warren Grimes and Henry Ford
This article is from the Springfield News-Sun. The EAA Ford Trimotor is going to make a stop on it’s tour this summer at Grimes Field, Urbana, IL. Here’s a little more information about Grimes Field.

A new inductee into the Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame
This article is from the Park Rapids Enterprise, a suburb of Minneapolis. Noel Allard was recently inducted into the Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame and this article explains a little of his background. If you are into aviation history, the article can lead you to all sorts of other subjects – like Hamilton Metalplane, ‘Speed’ Holman, Wold-Chamberlain Field (Ernest Wold and Cyrus Chamberlain).

A town in Connecticut celebrates 100 years of flight.
This article is from The Plainville Citizen. the first flight of an airplane in Plainville, CT (SW of Hartford) occurred in May of 1911. The City and Robertson Airport (4B8) are celebrating the event tomorrow.

Another chance to see some great aircraft in the air
This article is from the Mukilteo Beacon. The Washington Pilots Association and Paine Field (KPAE) are hosting a General Aviation Day tomorrow. A lot of things will be going on at the airport, including the season’s first ‘Fly Day’ for the Flying Heritage Collection – a flying museum of perfectly restored aircraft. If you are in the area it will be well worth your time to make it to this one.

A look at flying the deHavilland Tiger Moth
this is a segment from The Aviators. The link takes you to the AOPA Live site with access to some of their other videos.

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