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This Date in History

Posted in Aircraft, July with tags on July 30, 2009 by Kent

July 30, 1911: Aviator Eugene B. Ely, who startled the world in November, 1910, by flying a Curtiss biplane from the shore at Hampton Roads to the deck of the cruiser Birmingham, and later by duplicating the feat on the battleship Pennsylvania at San Francisco, treated the visitors at College Park to one of the most sensational bits of aeroplaning they had seen in the afternoon.Eubene B. Ely


Akron Over Washington

Posted in Aircraft on February 4, 2009 by Kent

This is just an image I like, but I haven’t had time to find out why the Akron visited the Capitol yet. As it is supposed to have been taken in 1931, and the Akron was launched in September 1931, I’m guessing it was in connection to the commissioning of the ship.

This Date in History

Posted in Aircraft, January, Wrecks, Collisions, & Accidents on January 13, 2009 by Kent

January 13, 1982: Air Florida Flight 90 crashed into the 14th Street Bridge immediately after takeoff in a severe snowstorm from Washington National Airport.air-florida