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Hard Luck Beech

Hard Luck Beech

By Stephen Chapis Beechcraft AT-7 Navigator USAAF #42-43506 (c/n 4309) rolled off the Wichita production line on February 6, 1943 and delivered to the 729th Navigation Training Squadron at Selman Army Airfield, Louisiana two days later. In the pre-dawn hours of February 15, 1944 ‘506 was involved in its first accident on a dark cold morning at Lubbock AAF, Texas.[Read More…]

by March 12, 2017 0 comments Articles
Avialogs supports “Wings for Val”

Avialogs supports “Wings for Val”

Canadian Aviation Library Avialogs, an online source for Canuck aircraft research, has partnered with the “Wings for Val” Foundation. All revenue generated from Avialogs’ website between March 4th and 11th was sent directly to the WFV effort. Founded in 2015, “Wings for Val” aims to keep the memory of Lt. Valerie Cappalaere Delaney alive by “promoting and supporting women in[Read More…]

by March 11, 2017 0 comments Articles, Associations
Introducing The Flyboy Camouflage Collection

Introducing The Flyboy Camouflage Collection

Founded in 2006, AVI-8 was created as collaboration between a watch company and a group of aviation industry professionals.  Since their founding AVI-8 has released an incredible array of watches, from vintage style to contemporary elegance.  Now they have released the Flyboy series, which comes in two distinct styles. The Flyboy Camouflage Collection mimics the watches that today’s pilots wear[Read More…]

Alabama Air National Guard F-16 Fighting Falcons descend into Campia Turzii, Romania, Oct. 13, 2015, after flying from Montgomery, Alabama. Four F-16 Fighting Falcons and approximately 150 Airmen from the 187th Fighter Wing, Alabama Air National Guard participated in Dacian Viper, a training deployment to Romania designed to increase readiness to conduct combined air operations and to meet future security challenges. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew Bruch/Released)

Red Tail Legacy Comes Full Circle

Airmen assigned to the 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing take great pride in the heritage created for them by the Tuskegee Airmen. Today a key piece of the wing’s history has once again returned to its flightline. The legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen was born in Montgomery, Alabama, when the Tuskegee Institute’s application to conduct civilian pilot training was approved by[Read More…]

by February 21, 2017 0 comments Articles, WWII Events
A VETERAN’S STORY: The wickedest Flying Witches

A VETERAN’S STORY: The wickedest Flying Witches

By Pete Mecca. To call a female pilot a “flying witch” in 2017 could bring condemnation, censorship, and protesters trampling down the weeds in my front yard. So, stick with me on this: The flying “Night Witches” of World War II gained the nickname from an adversary, out of respect for their bravery and lethal sneak attacks. Moral of the[Read More…]

by February 13, 2017 1 comment A veteran's Story, Articles, WWII Events