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    PILOTS’ BRAINS ARE DIFFERENT

    PILOTS’ BRAINS ARE DIFFERENT

    The results of a small scientific study performed in China indicate that pilots’ brains are different than the brains of people who don’t fly. The researchers concluded that the brains of pilots are wired differently to deal with the unique environment of the cockpit. In a study of 14 flight instructors at the Civil Aviation

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    Red Tail Virtual Museum

    Red Tail Virtual Museum

    “Step inside” the CAF Red Tail Squadron’s Virtual Museum anytime, anywhere! Look around and explore items belonging to or used by Tuskegee Airmen, find different memorials around the country and feel history come alive. Peruse the museum, learn more and submit your own artifact or memorial! CAF RISE ABOVE does not own or curate physical

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    One Pilot’s View: On the shoulders of giants

    One Pilot’s View: On the shoulders of giants

    NOVEMBER 11, 2020 BY LORAN MALONEY As pilots, we stand on the shoulders of our pilot forefathers. It seems they have done all the really hard work for us. The Wright brothers studied the designs of early gliders at the beginning of the 20th century. They combined wing warping linked to rudders with a 12-horsepower

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    ‘Lost Squadron’ WWII Warplane Discovered Deep Beneath a Greenland Glacier

    ‘Lost Squadron’ WWII Warplane Discovered Deep Beneath a Greenland Glacier

    By Tom Metcalfe August 25, 2018 Original article on Live Science. Searchers have located the wreck of a P-38 Lightning fighter aircraft buried deep within a glacier in Greenland, more than 70 years after a lost squadron of U.S. warplanes crash-landed on the ice there during World War II. The search team plans to dig

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    The Green Parrott

    The Green Parrott

    As another homage to Veterans Day this year, meet the Green Parrott, a WWII B-17 flown and named by Horace Parrott and Ernie Green. It flew 87 missions before it went down in the North Sea in 1945. Here’s to you and to our fathers and grandfathers for signing up to go to those “strange

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    Virginia Aviation Hall of Fame Spotlight: Wesley V. Hillman

    Virginia Aviation Hall of Fame Spotlight: Wesley V. Hillman

    Wesley fell in love with flight at a very young age. At age 17, he was the youngest flight instructor in the country. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII, he was involved in several aviation related committees, and he was a founding member of Civil Air Patrol. In 1978, Wesley was inducted into

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