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Category Archives: Vintage Aero

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 · 6 Comments

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

CELEBRATING THE CONNIE PART 1

IN AVIATION DESIGN, form must follow function. And has there ever been a more aesthetically pleasing airliner than the Lockheed Constellation? Here’s a collection of Connie tidbits, gleaned from Airliners … Continue reading

February 23, 2019 · 2 Comments

DOLLY SHEPHERD—A LIFE WELL SOARED PART 2

YESTERDAY here at SimanaitisSays, Dolly Shepherd got her show business start having a blindfolded Samuel F. Cody shoot an egg off her head. Cody was also a pioneer aviator, he … Continue reading

January 13, 2019 · Leave a comment

DOLLY SHEPHERD—A LIFE WELL SOARED PART 1

I RECENTLY ENJOYED another encounter with Miss Dolly Shepherd, pioneer parachutist and fairground entertainer in the Edwardian era. Our first meeting was in “I ♥ Aviatrices,” here in the SimanaitisSays … Continue reading

January 12, 2019 · Leave a comment