Airforce

Four Essential Book Recommendations for Spitfire Enthusiasts

Once you’ve been bitten by the Spitfire bug, it’s impossible to let go. The classic warplane is irresistible on every level, with inspirational stories abounding of its heroic deeds in the name of king and country. Nowadays, it’s rare to find one – there are only 238 surviving Spitfires in the world, of which a …

Four Essential Book Recommendations for Spitfire Enthusiasts Read More »

Power Behind the Prop: A Look at World War 1 Aircraft Engines

In spite of recent technological advances in machinery, ground forces in the Great War still relied heavily on horses to transport men and material one horsepower at a time. By contrast, the gasoline engines used to power the various planes of the air war were each capable of generating hundreds of horsepower. Aircraft design came …

Power Behind the Prop: A Look at World War 1 Aircraft Engines Read More »

The Last Fighter Pilot: The True Story of the Final Combat Mission of World War II

Remembering the final combat mission of WWII – and the boys who flew it On Aug. 15, 1945, while the Allies waited to hear if Japan would surrender, 21-year-old Captain Jerry Yellin climbed into the cockpit of his P-51 Mustang and took off from Iwo Jima to attack targets in Tokyo. With him on what …

The Last Fighter Pilot: The True Story of the Final Combat Mission of World War II Read More »

Aero airship - Peter Mennis - The Sonora Aero Club

The Mystery of “NB Gas” solved and “Aero” Airship Flight: A Chemical Perspective

Charles Dellschau was an American artist who created drawings, collages and watercolors of airplanes and airship.  Dellschau was also involved in the recording of the activities of the Sonora Aero Club (a group of flight enthusiasts).  According to Dellschau, one of the members (Peter Mennis, an inventor and pilot) had discovered a formula for an …

The Mystery of “NB Gas” solved and “Aero” Airship Flight: A Chemical Perspective Read More »

First American Aerial Victory in WWI – Stephen Thompson

Stephen W. Thompson was born March 20, 1894 in West Plains, Missouri. Went to the University of Missouri as Senior Electrical Engineering, before their appeal for seniors to join the military in 1917 as the U.S. entered World War I. He enlisted in the Army and received his basic training at Fort Riley than Fort Monroe …

First American Aerial Victory in WWI – Stephen Thompson Read More »

RSS
Follow by Email
YouTube
YouTube
LinkedIn
Share
Instagram