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    Letter to NN-MP VAHS Chapter, from Nancy Miller

    Letter to NN-MP VAHS Chapter, from Nancy Miller, VAHS Board Member and NN-MP VAHS Chapter Programs Coordinator: Hello All, First, a reminder–if you have not already done so, please renew your Annual Membership (due each year in January). The VAHS thanks you, in extra measure this year, for your support!  Contact Info: VAHS office–to arrange your

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    How These Brave MOH Pilots Proved Their Valor in the Skies

    How These Brave MOH Pilots Proved Their Valor in the Skies

    Barrett Tillman January 2018 history.net Of the 92 Americans who earned the Medal of Honor for uncommon valor in air actions, nearly half paid for it with their lives. It might have been the most peculiar aerial combat in American history: a noncommissioned naval aviator in an Italian flying boat versus land-based Austro-Hungarian fighters. But

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    America’s First Combat Aircraft And The Beginning Of The US Aero Industry

    America’s First Combat Aircraft And The Beginning Of The US Aero Industry

    NOVEMBER 24, 2020 • ALLAN UDY America entered World War One on the 6th April 1917, and surprisingly, she did so without owning a single combat-worthy aircraft. Not only that, but the aircraft production industry in the US was also seriously under-prepared for war, and there were not even any American designs for combat aircraft

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    Help the search for the B-25… One of Pittsburgh’s Historic Mysteries

    Help the search for the B-25… One of Pittsburgh’s Historic Mysteries

    At 4:10 P.M., on January 31, 1956, a TB-25N medium bomber ditched in the Monongahela River (locally known as the “Mon”) near Homestead, Pennsylvania, and was lost. All six of the occupants aboard the aircraft survived the ditching. Only four, however, survived their encounter with the freezing Mon. In the fourteen days following the ditching,

    • February

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    STOL Competition – World Record Shortest Landing 9 Feet 5 Inches

    STOL Competition – World Record Shortest Landing 9 Feet 5 Inches

    This is the STOL Short take off and landing competition held in Valdez, Alaska, which is a competition to show case, pilots & planes, flying at their peak performance. The purpose of the contest, is to take off & land a plane, in the shortest possible distance. In 2017, Frank Napp set a new world

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    First Female Bomber Pilot To Lead The Super Bowl Flyover: Capt Sarah Kociuba

    First Female Bomber Pilot To Lead The Super Bowl Flyover: Capt Sarah Kociuba

    Meet the female bomber pilot who will be leading the Super Bowl flyover: Captain Sarah Kociuba has a pretty impressive resume. She’s a B-2 instructor pilot, has flown more than 90 combat missions, and has more than 1,700 flying hours in five different aircraft. Come Sunday, she’ll be adding “Super Bowl flyover flight lead.” Kociuba,

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