Congressional Gold Medal Honors Civil Air Patrol’s World War II Service

2014 Civil Air Patrol Bronze Medal Replica Background The Civil Air Patrol (CAP) began operations under the Office of Civilian Defense Dec. 1, 1941, one week before the United States entered World War II. Within a few months, the unpaid volunteers became involved in military operations by assisting the U.S. Army and the U.S. Navy. … More Congressional Gold Medal Honors Civil Air Patrol’s World War II Service

Connectivity, Human Factors Drive Next-Gen Cockpit

By John Croft John Croft Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Olathe, Kan.; Phoenix and Tucson In September 2012, Rockwell Collins gathered 18 airline, business aviation and owner-operator pilots in its Cedar Rapids hometown for some straight talk on the automation problems with today’s integrated cockpits. What they learned could help the avionics company create next-generation flight decks … More Connectivity, Human Factors Drive Next-Gen Cockpit

Wright Brothers Not First to Fly

By Robert Goyer / Published: Mar 14, 2013 In a startling announcement a few days ago, Jane’s All the World’s Aircraft has named the flight by Connecticut aviation pioneer Gustave Whitehead as the first successful powered flight in history, beating the Wright Brothers by more than two years. Jane’s, which calls itself the world’s foremost authority on aviation … More Wright Brothers Not First to Fly

President Obama Proclaims December 17, 2012 ‘Wright Brothers Day’

President Barack Obama issued the following proclamation Monday in observance of the 109th anniversary of the first the first successful flight in history of a self-propelled, heavier-than-air aircraft on December 17th, 1903. “After years of research and experimentation, 12 seconds of powered flight over the hills of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, vindicated the passion and … More President Obama Proclaims December 17, 2012 ‘Wright Brothers Day’

World’s Highest Skydive! Daredevil Makes Record-Breaking Supersonic Jump

World’s Highest Skydive! Daredevil Makes Record-Breaking Supersonic Jump By Mike Wall | SPACE.com – 4 hrs ago An Austrian daredevil plummeted into the record books today (Oct. 14), breaking the mark for highest-ever skydive after leaping from a balloon more than 24 miles above Earth’s surface. Add one more feat: Going supersonic. When skydiver Felix Baumgartner stepped from his space … More World’s Highest Skydive! Daredevil Makes Record-Breaking Supersonic Jump

NEIL A. ARMSTRONG Has Died (1930 – 2012)

Saturday, August 25, 2012 “We are heartbroken to share the news that Neil Armstrong has passed away following complications resulting from cardiovascular procedures. “Neil was our loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. “Neil Armstrong was also a reluctant American hero who always believed he was just doing his job. He served his Nation proudly, as a navy … More NEIL A. ARMSTRONG Has Died (1930 – 2012)

Stall at the Approach Bottom . . .

By Richard N. Aarons Source: Business & Commercial Aviation May 01 , 2012 Over the years we’ve seen a relatively large number of approach accidents involving aerodynamic stalls during the last moments of instrument approaches. The airplanes involved — often turboprops — are typically flown by experienced, professionally qualified pilots who somehow get behind the situation … More Stall at the Approach Bottom . . .