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Category Archives: Vintage Aero

CODY’S BAA 1—GREAT BRITAIN’S FIRST TO FLY PART 2

SAMUEL F. CODY ENJOYED development work on his British Army Aeroplane No. 1. And I’ve enjoyed GMax/Microsoft Flight Simulator renderings of his developments. Here in Part 2, my sources expand … Continue reading

May 20, 2019 · Leave a comment

CODY’S BAA 1—GREAT BRITAIN’S FIRST TO FLY PART 1

THE FIRST RECOGNIZED POWERED, heavier-than-air, controlled, sustained flight in the United Kingdom was accomplished by Samuel F. Cody’s British Army Aeroplane No. 1 on October 16, 1908. As with many … Continue reading

May 19, 2019 · 2 Comments

KENNEDY, DEGAULLE, SURE. BUT WHAT ABOUT LAMBERT, O’HARE, AND CYRIL E. KING?

THIS TOPIC STARTED when I read that Listerine tycoon Albert Bond Lambert was also known as St. Louis’s No. 1 aviation enthusiast; and hence today STL is St. Louis Lambert … Continue reading

May 17, 2019 · Leave a comment

DOUGLAS DST: WHEN FLYING WAS RESTFUL

THE DOUGLAS SLEEPER TRANSPORT arose through airline competition. Transcontinental Air Transport flights in 1929 were anything but uneventful. For example, TAT passengers interspersed train travel with segments aboard Ford Tri-Motors. … Continue reading

April 24, 2019 · 1 Comment

IF ONE FUSELAGE IS GOOD,… PART 2

THE STRATOLAUNCH flew yesterday in Part 1 at SimanaitisSays. Today we offer tidbits on other aerial applications of multiple fuselages. The North American F-82 Twin-Mustang was the last American piston-engine … Continue reading

April 19, 2019 · 2 Comments

IF ONE FUSELAGE IS GOOD,… PART 1

NEWS OF THE Stratolaunch aircraft’s first flight, in The New York Times, April 14, 2019, brings to mind other twin-fuselage designs. These range from an Italian flying boat in the … Continue reading

April 18, 2019 · Leave a comment

ABC OF AVIATION—A PAGÉ FROM 1943 PART 2

YESTERDAY, LT. COL. Victor W. Pagé’s ABC of Aviation: A Simplified Guide to Modern Aircraft touched on transoceanic airliners and flying fish. Today, Part 2 is equally deep and broadening. … Continue reading

April 4, 2019 · Leave a comment