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Category Archives: Vintage Aero

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

ABC OF AVIATION—A PAGÉ FROM 1943 PART 1

IT WAS 1928 when Major Victor W. Pagé, Air Corps Reserve, U.S.A., wrote Everybody’s Aviation Guide, appearing November 2018 here at SimanaitisSays. But now, in Parts 1 and 2, today … Continue reading

April 3, 2019 · Leave a comment

BENTLEY’S WINGED BRETHREN

GIVEN BENTLEY’S EMBLEM, it’s no surprise that this classic marque was photographed with other winged companions. On the Road was Bentley Motors’ magazine in the 1930s, and in 2003 Dalton … Continue reading

March 29, 2019 · Leave a comment

AL MOONEY’S 1938 CULVER DART MODEL G

AL MOONEY’S AIRCRAFT included, among others, the Alexander Eaglerock and Bullet, the Bellanca Irish Swoop racer and its Airbus cargo plane, the Monocoupe Dart Model G and its Monocoach sibliing, … Continue reading

March 18, 2019 · Leave a comment

CELEBRATING THE CONNIE PART 2

THE LOCKHEED CONSTELLATION served admirably as the C-69 in World War II. Both Trans World Airlines and Pan American World Airways received demobbed versions in October 1945. Connie Finds Peacetime … Continue reading

February 24, 2019 · 2 Comments