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    BLUE ANGELS HORNETS MAKE FINAL FLIGHT

    BLUE ANGELS HORNETS MAKE FINAL FLIGHT

    The U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels flight demonstration squadron conducted the last flight using its F/A-18 A/B/C/D Hornets on Wednesday, November 4, 2020. The aircraft, which the Blue Angels have flown for 34 years, will be replaced with F/A-18 E/F Super Hornets beginning with the team’s 2021 show season. The Hornets departed Florida’s Naval Air Station

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    Picture of the day thanks to CAF

    Picture of the day thanks to CAF

    Now there’s something you don’t see everyday! US Coast Guardsmen assist in the recovery of a damaged PB2Y Coronado that partially capsized after losing a wing float on landing in Jamaica Bay, NY #OTD in 1943. Does anyone know if they succeeded? This picture is thanks to the Commemorative Air Force (CAF). This was on

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    CAF Red Tail Squadron

    CAF Red Tail Squadron

    Tuskegee Airman pilot Dr. Harold Brown is a decorated fighter pilot from World War II. He was shot down and taken prisoner of war, returning home a second class citizen because of the color of his skin, instead of the war hero he was. Listen to Dr. Brown’s own words about overcoming adversity, and read

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    DYNAMIC AVIATION BEGINS SEARCH FOR AMELIA EARHART’S AIRCRAFT

    DYNAMIC AVIATION BEGINS SEARCH FOR AMELIA EARHART’S AIRCRAFT

    Nauticos provides ocean technology services and during its years of research, the company has been involved in many missions that help locate artifacts under water. Since the early 2000’s expeditions were led to help locate the missing aircraft of Amelia Earhart and recently the Virginia based aviation company, Dynamic Aviation, has joined this mission. Dynamic

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    November is Aviation History Month

    November is Aviation History Month

    AVIATION HISTORY MONTH When it comes to Aviation History Month in November, there’s plenty to celebrate. From the first balloons sent up into the atmosphere to every device invented that elevated humans above the earth, our imaginations have been captured by the idea of flight. Aviation History Month recognizes the achievements of the men and

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    VAHS Hall of Fame Member Spotlight: Ann (Baumgartner) Carl

    VAHS Hall of Fame Member Spotlight: Ann (Baumgartner) Carl

    Inducted into the Virginia Aviation Hall of Fame in 2000, Ann Baumgartner Carl took her first flight in a J-3 Piper Cub in 1940. Her addiction to flying was immediate and she declared, “This is what I was made for.” During WWII she became a Womens Airforce Service Pilot and was the only WASP to

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