Time for a cold one. Any big plans for the weekend?
Welcome to This Date in Aviation History, getting of you caught up on milestones, important historical events and people in aviation from May 15 through May 17.
Let’s get the Friday started.
My son got this email yesterday:
Manufacturing Concorde at BAC’s works at Filton, Bristol, 1967.
Extra internet points if you can tell me the name of the movie.
Main street in South Boston, Virginia, 1939
Been watching Tim Conway videos in light of his passing today, and came across this, one of the all time greats. And I just went to the dentist this morning.
I just found out that an old college colleague of mine is going through a divorce. His wife filed, but I don’t know any particulars. They’ve got two daughters the same age as my boys, and my friend has to sell some beloved instruments to pay the lawyer. So sad for that whole family, but I suppose if people aren’t…
Welcome to This Date in Aviation History, getting of you caught up on milestones, important historical events and people in aviation from May 11 through May 14.
Get your cowboy hat and get yourself gassed up. It’s time to go to work.
A Eurocopter EC145 of Sécurité Civile was hoisting a rescue swimmer and victim to safety in the French West Indies when the pilot strayed into power lines. The flight engineer immediately cut the hoist line (fortunately they were still over water) and the pilot, after checking the condition of the swimmer and victim, l…
Welcome to This Date in Aviation History, getting of you caught up on milestones, important historical events and people in aviation from May 8 through May 10.
Now, that would have been something to see. And hear. A B-36 Peacemaker buzzes the beach at Galveston ca. 1948.
What are the odds of seeing both Dodge Darts sold in Austin at the same time?
A sampling of photos from the Central Texas Air Show last Saturday in Temple, TX. The attractions this year were not as strong as in past years, though it was still an enjoyable show. I was particularly interested in the Bell P-63 Kingcobra, an aircraft I had never gotten to see before. Matt Younkin’s performance in…
Pigeon gets caught speeding on camera.