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TRANSPACIFIC AIR LOCALES

INTERESTING ISLAND history lives in the tale of transpacific air travel. In the Golden Years of Aviation, 1919 – 1939, airliners lacked sufficient range for the vastness of the Pacific. … Continue reading

May 31, 2015 · 2 Comments

SIKORSKY’S FLYING CLIPPERS

IGOR SIKORSKY thought big. His 1914 Bolshoi Baltisky was the world’s first four-engine airplane, with a huge wingspan for its time, 88 ft. 7 in. (a modern Boeing 737’s is … Continue reading

May 16, 2015 · 2 Comments