Hello Folks, I’m back. I’ve been gone for two weeks. Did you miss me? My ‘puter was in the shop. I had an issue with Microsoft Flight Simulator 10, more commonly known as FSX. Ya see I went and bought the expansion pack for FSX called “Acceleration”. I had a copy of FSX installed but it was actin’ funny, so I thought I’d uninstall it and put a new copy in. WRONG!! The sucker wouldn’t reinstall. Since I had already had my ‘puter upgraded to accept and run FSX in the first place, and needed it to be installed by my Guru as I couldn’t seem to do it myself, I was not going to let it go. Once again I needed it to be installed by him AND add the expansion pack. I didn’t think it would take very long. WRONG!! He had one heck of a time trying to get it to go in. He finally found the problem which was a licensing issue. He had to track down and remove the file that had the original license in it and remove it. Long story short, it’s back, FSX and Acceleration are working fine. I have enough new stuff to keep me busy for months, maybe years as I threw in Mission: Combat Force and Flight Deck 5 while I was at it. (I never learn). With that being said, let’s get down to some serious history, why don’t we?
Hugo Junkers patented an airplane with a cantilevered wing.
1 February 1911
Burgess and Curtiss became the first fully licensed aircraft manufacturer in the USA.
Jules Vedrine made the first 100 m.p.h. flight in his Monocoque Deperdussin.
The Spanish air arm was renamed as the Servico de Aeronautica Militar Espanola.
3 February 1913
The Gothaer Waggonfabrick (Gotha railway wagon factory) opened an airplane division.
The true unsung heroes of aviation, the ground crews. Without them the aircraft would be so much useless junk. This video montage shows clips of ground crews maintaining and servicing various aircraft.