The Latécoère 631 was a civil transatlantic flying boat built by Latécoère, the largest ever built up to its time. The last Latécoère 631 was withdrawn from service in 1955 after the losses of aircraft no.7 (owned by Latécoère, lost at sea), 6 (Air France, lost in the Atlantic), 3 (SEMAF, off Cap Ferret) and 8 (France-Hydro, in Cameroon).
The name of the American war plan in 1941 was “Rainbow Five,” but it’s unlikely this referred to the battleships at Pearl Harbor. Or did it?
According to a discovery by historians, the ships of Battleship Row were a bright kaleidoscope of colors, not the dull gray camouflage they were thought to have been for the last 65 years.
The information was announced last evening at an unveiling of a new model of the USS Arizona in the battleship Visitor Center at Pearl Harbor. Security was tight for the last week as the model was placed in location, and it was covered in shrouds before being dramatically unveiled by a group of USS Arizona survivors.
Wed Jan 17, 12:11 AM ETLONDON (AFP) – Four British soldiers in Afghanistan strapped themselves to the wings of fast-moving Apache attack helicopters in a daring attempt to rescue a comrade shot by the Taliban, the defence ministry said.
“This is believed to be the first time UK forces have ever tried this type of rescue mission … It was an extraordinary tale of heroism and bravery of our airmen, soldiers and marines who were all prepared to put themselves back into the line of fire to rescue a fallen comrade,” said UK Task Force spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Rory Bruce.
Already known for the “First in Flight” license plates, North Carolina is proving to be a bit more progressive in allowing people to show support for their favorite cause! Perhaps readers should consider lobbying their state to introduce the same kind of program… imagine Yankee Air Museum plates, or Planes of Fame plates, or even CAF Diamond Lil plates (because WIX members have shown how popular she is!). Now your support for an aviation museum can be shown with more than just a window or bumper sticker… because if you are like me, you are running out of room in both of those spots!
This song is obviously written in response to fans that oppose her support of Australian troops involved in the Middle-East. I think it’s brilliant, touching, and should make our Australian members proud. I know as an American, it makes me proud that Australia is an friend and Ally. And those of you that disagree should remember that those young men and women forced to fight a war, regardless of side or nationality, didn’t cause the war. Politicians and religious leader (often one and the same) did. So if you oppose the war, go after the leaders with your verbal abuse, not the soldiers.
Geekologie is reporting that Hewlett-Packard is adapting jet engines from radio-controlled jets to help cool their servers. I guess if you need airflow thats one way to do it It would be good for those that specially mod cases for flight sims!