• March

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    WWII pilot Howard Snyder’s tale of being “Shot Down” over Belgium

    WWII pilot Howard Snyder’s tale of being “Shot Down” over Belgium

    WWII pilot Howard Snyder’s tale of being “Shot Down” over Belgium, told by his son, highlights heroism of the “Greatest Generation” By Stephen Lee stephen.lee@capjournal.com Nov 13, 2017 Updated Sep 24, 2019 Howard Snyder piloted a B-17 Flying Fortress long-range bomber that was shot down over the Belgium/France border in February 1944 on a mission

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    On this day in History: Lindbergh baby kidnapped

    On this day in History: Lindbergh baby kidnapped

    On March 1, 1932, in a crime that captured the attention of the entire nation, Charles Lindbergh, Jr., the 20-month-old son of aviation hero Charles Lindbergh, is kidnapped from the family’s new mansion in Hopewell, New Jersey. Lindbergh, who became an international celebrity when he flew the first solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean in

    • February

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    FLYING CAR DREAM DASHED AGAIN

    FLYING CAR DREAM DASHED AGAIN

    After more than 15 years in development and less than four weeks after receiving its airworthiness certificate from the FAA, most of the U.S. employees of flying carmaker Terrafugia have been laid off, and the company will end U.S. operations later this year. Between 80 and 100 employees at the company’s headquarters in Woburn, Mass.,

    • February

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    VIRGINIAN IS LATEST TO EARN CAM CREDENTIAL

    A Richmond-based pilot for Altria has become the 600th person to earn the Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) credential. Assistant Chief Pilot Kevin Martin decided to pursue the CAM credential to bolster his industry knowledge. Martin used the National Business Aviation Association’s “Six Months to CAM” program, which was created last year to help working professionals

    • February

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    VIRGINIA PROFESSOR SHARES PART 147 RULE CHANGES

    Fred Dyen, Blue Ridge Community College professor of aviation maintenance technology, told an aviation industry group that revamped Part 147 regulations are on their way. Part 147 regulations govern aviation maintenance technical schools in the U.S. and haven’t changed in more than 50 years. The changes will update language and standards while aligning the schools’

    • February

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    How about this for a flight suit?

    Dick Merrill is pictured here with a Pitcairn Mailwing, in the 1920s, when he flew airmail. Dick was curator of the original Shannon Air Museum and flew many of the planes that are housed in the museum today. You can learn more about Dick Merrill and other great aviators at the Shannon Air Museum! —

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