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Archive for November, 2008

This Week In Military/Aviation History 1 – 7 December

November 30, 2008 11:32 pm

Hello Folks, seven more gone, Thanksgiving and “Black Friday” also gone. The Christmas Season is now officially on. Thanks to my better half, I spent the last two days watching Christmas Movie after Christmas movie on the Hallmark Channel and the ABC Family Channel. This was only ’cause I gave up watching football. I stopped when I realized the players were only in it for the money and fame and no longer for the love of the game. Same with baseball. Oh well, my choice. Let’s get down to some serious history, shall we?
Have an AB FAN week,
Take Care and Be Safe,
Tom K.
;)

5 December 1909
Florence Taylor became the world’s first woman glider (sailplane) pilot when she flew her husband’s home-built aircraft at Narrabeen Beach in New South Wales, Australia.

December 1910
In India, the British Army is impressed by a demonstration of three biplanes by the British and Colonial Aeroplane Company.

3 December 1910
Gaston Cugnet crashes his Blériot monoplane while demonstrating it at Melbourne Cricket Ground.

5 December 1912
In an effort to encourage the development of seaplanes, Frenchman Jacques Schneider announces that he will sponsor an international competition.

4 December 1914
The German Navy forms its first seaplane unit.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

November 27, 2008 11:40 am

Please allow me, my family, the Folks at the 1941 Historical Aircraft Group Museum and their families and the Folks at the Warbird Resource Group and their families to wish you and your families a safe and enjoyable Happy Thanksgiving Day (aka Turkey Day).

Below is a link to a Thanksgiving card. It is not aviation related, but I think nice, nonetheless. Courtesy of Ron Palermo.

http://www.jacquielawson.com:80/viewcard.asp?code=HY27482779

Take Care and Be Safe,
Tom K.

8th Air Force Museum Collection at Risk

November 26, 2008 12:50 am

The 8th Air Force Museum located at Barksdale AFB in Shreveport, LA was the feature of an article this week by the Shreveport Times calling attention to issues surrounding its large collection of vintage bomber aircraft – including rarities such as the Consolidated B-24J Liberator, Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, and Avro Vulcan.  The National Museum of the United States Air Force — the organization charged with oversight of aircraft displayed at countless bases around the US — has given warning to the 8th Air Force Museum after an unsatisfactory inspection and failure to meet the initial stages of accreditation by the NMUSAF.  As many of the aircraft are displayed outdoors for the lack of a hangar or funds to build one, the 8th Air Force Museum is facing significant challenges to remain viable under the close eye of the NMUSAF. 

See the entire article at this link.  Visit the museum website here.

Yanks Air Museum PB4Y Arrives in Chino

November 25, 2008 12:29 am

870456 PB4Y-2G N2872G 124 right side l The latest coming in from the news hounds over at WIX (Warbird Information Exchange) involves the ferry flight of Consolidated PB4Y-2 Privateer (Bu No 66300) from Greybull, WY to Chino, CA for delivery to its new home at Yanks Air Museum in Chino.  The aircraft formerly served with Hawkins & Powers in Greybull as a fire bomber as Tanker 124.  The aircraft was one of a fleet of vintage fire bombers that were auctioned off in late 2005.

It’s great news that the former H&P Privateers are finding new homes and are not meeting the fate of the scrapper.  Though Tanker 124 will be a long-term restoration to bring it back to wartime condition, certainly the skilled craftspeople at Yanks are up for the challenge.

For a video of Tanker 124 in it’s active days protecting timber, please see the video below.

This Week In Military/Aviation History 24 – 30 November

November 24, 2008 2:20 am

Hello Folks, yep, it’s been another week already. Seven days, just like that. I enjoy our visits, but the time seems to fly between them. Well, the Christmas Blitz is in full force already. Actually it has been going on for a while already. It started for me when I saw an advertisement for the Rockette’s Christmas DVD and a couple of wreaths at Wegman’s, our local grocery chain. This was followed up by the entire Seasonal area turning Christmas really fast, and when you walk in the alcove to enter the store you are surrounded by artificial Christmas trees of all shapes and sizes. The TV commercials are now showing a lot of Christmas suggestions. Macy’s is advertising a Thanksgiving Sale, BUT, the people are wearing Santa hats and “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town” is playing in the background. (DUH!) Even one of our local radio stations is playing Christmas Music this weekend. I’m not surprised because the same station actually did a Christmas (or Holiday Weekend) a couple of months ago! Whatever happened to the days when we could enjoy Thanksgiving BEFORE getting hit by the Christmas Blitz? Oh well, let’s get down to some serious history, shall we?
Have an AB FAN (ABsolutely FANtastic) week,
Take Care and Be Safe,
Tom K. ;)

30 November 1905
The launch of Zeppelin LZ2 from it’s Lake Constance base results in significant damage before it can fly.

30 November 1907
Glenn Curtiss forms the first aeroplane company in the United States.

26 November 1911
Charles Weymann pilots the Nieuport monoplane to win the military aviation trials at Reims in France.

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A Bunch of Warbirds in a "Warbird" Retires

November 18, 2008 1:19 am

081107-F-5381S-450 Last week marked the end of an era for a truly unique "warbird" of sorts.  I’m talking about the Convair C-131 TIFS (Total In Flight Simulator) simulator aircraft.  Starting out life as a Convair C-131 Samaritan in 1955, the aircraft was later significantly modified by Cornell Aeronautical Laboratories (later known as Calspan) as a unique aircraft with two completely separate cockpits — one in the standard position, and the other in an extended nose compartment that could be configured to simulate the layout and flying habits of a host of different aircraft.  The extended nose section could also be configured to contain various avionics or radar test equipment as well.

The TIFS holds a special place in my heart for the fact that I grew up in the Buffalo area and frequently saw the awkward looking aircraft take to the sky from the Buffalo International Airport.  I got a chance to see the plane up close when my 11th grade engineering class took a trip to the Calspan hangar — certainly a once-in-a-lifetime trip!

For more information on the retirement of the TIFS to the care of the National Museum of the United States Air Force in Dayton, OH, please see this article in Air Force Link: http://www.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123124386

This Week In Military/Aviation History 17 – 23 November

November 16, 2008 11:12 pm

Hello Folks, another seven dead and buried already. Ya know, I’ve been posting here for around two years now, and I have absolutely no idea if anyone is reading these posts, let alone liking them and coming back each week to read them. I’m, of course, hoping that’s the case, but…. On the Website Message Board i moderate, there is an option which shows how many times a post has been opened and (hopefully) read. Now in that case knowing is not always a good thing. I do four or so daily posts and sometimes when I check it’s kinda disappointing. Especially like today we had a Museum News post that had 74 visits in a few hours, whereas, with my posts, I’m lucky to get 20 in a few days. I guess that shows what Folks are really looking for. One piece of news was that the Museum has expressed an interest in obtaining a B-23 Dragon from here: http://courtesyaircraft.com/ . I will, of course, be keeping an eye on this. I recently learned how to post photos on the Message Board (MB) from E-mail attachments and photo CDs. I still have one more to go. From my digital camera. I was in sort of a Catch-22 situation (in my mind): I wasn’t gonna take any pictures until I learned how to upload and post them, and I wasn’t going to learn how to upload and post them until I learned the other two ways. Well, now it appears I have no choice. Stay tuned, this should be interesting. There is one glitch of course. I cannot convert a straight graphic file attachment to a .jpg file. When I right-click the photo and hit “Save as,” I get an error message stating “System cannot find the file specified.” I’m told this should not happen and I have no idea how to fix it. I have to bother someone to do it for me and then, no problem. BAH! It’s always somethin’ with these darn computers! Well, let’s get down to some serious history, shall we?

Have an AB FAN week,
Take Care and Be Safe,
Tom K.;)

23 November 1910
Octave Chanute dies aged 78, having played an important role in the advancement of aviation.

17 November 1915
The German Zeppelin LZ52 (L18) accidentally burns at Tondem.

18 November 1915
German Navy Schutte-Lanz airship SL6 (D1) explodes in the air, killing all of its crew.

20 November 1916
The Uruguayan Escuela Militar de Aeoronautica is founded.

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This Week In Military/Aviation History 10 – 16 November

November 9, 2008 11:52 pm

Hello Folks, another seven gone and the election is over, finally. Hope has broken out and is running roughshod all over the country. Unfortunately, when you have a change of party and new leadership, hope is always there at the start. The sad news is that it seems to run out fairly fast. Many candidates have run on the idea of hope. All I can say is that my hope is that it works out well for all of us. We’ll see. Let’s get down to some serious history, shall we?
Have an AB FAN week,
Take Care and Be Safe,
Tom K.;)

12 November 1903
The Lebaudy brothers fly their airship between Moison and Champ-de-Mars, a distance of 60 kilometers (37 miles).

12 November 1906
Alberto Santos-Dumont makes the first officially recognized, sustained flight by a powered aeroplane in Europe. His aeroplane travelled a distance of 220 meters (722 feet) at a height of 6 meters. This is the first internationally ratified world distance aeroplane record.

10 November 1907
Louis Blériot makes his first flight in a Type VII monoplane. This is the ancestor of modern tractor monoplanes.

13 November 1907
The first brief vertical take-off and free flight of a ‘heavier-than-air’ machine is recorded by Frenchman Paul Cornu’s helicopter.

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Red Bull P-38 @ Addison, TX – 11/06/08

November 7, 2008 7:31 am

P-38 in flight, view from the cockpit

November 5, 2008 8:26 am
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