It’s 1944 and thousands of Allied troops have landed at Normandy ready to drive the Germans back and defeat them on their home turf. The logistics for supplying all of these troops left little room for the finer things in life – like beer! [Read more...]
After grounding its fleet of Boeing 787 airliners it appears Boeing is ready to restore passenger confidence in the new aircraft which, by all accounts, is a truly amazing advancement in commercial airline travel. [Read more...]
Ms. Earhart departed Newfoundland flying to Europe some 2,000 miles away and landed in a field in Ireland in slightly less than 15 hours.
4 years earlier Amelia Earhart was part of a 3 member crew that made her the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean to Europe in an airplane, but her burning desire was to accomplish that feat solo. However, this first flight brought Amelia Earhart a lot of notoriety and she became a famous public figure as a result of this accomplishment. [Read more...]
Ask most anyone these days who made the first trans-atlantic flight and you will probably be told Lindbergh.
The problem is that Lindbergh did NOT accomplish the first trans-atlantic flight – John Alcock and Arthur Brown accomplished the first trans-atlantic flight back in 1919 in a modified Vickers Vimy bomber.
The Daily Mail newspaper in Great Britain had offered a prize of £10,000 for anyone who could accomplish a trans-atlantic flight in under 72 hours. Considering that the first manned powered aircraft flight took place in November 1903, accomplishing this goal just 16 years later was pretty amazing. [Read more...]