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First Flight of the P-38

Today marks the first flight of one of my favorite airplanes that came out of WWII, the P-38 Lightning. While technically it was developed in 1937 for a call made by the USAAC, it was January 27th 1939 that it first flew and it was the only fighter to be have been in production for […]

January 27th, 2016 | Comments Off on First Flight of the P-38
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It makes my Head Hurt

A couple of years ago Dad and I were in Houston at Ellington Field and had the chance to photograph this very bizarre looking aircraft. When we first saw it he said to me, “doesn’t that look like one of those aliens from Mars Attacks!?” I just laughed. Every time I think about the Guppy […]

January 21st, 2016 | Comments Off on It makes my Head Hurt
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First Flight of the Seafire

Today marks the anniversary of the first flight of the Supermarine Seafire which was the naval version of the Spitfire, the iconic land based British fighter of WWII. A call went out from the admiralty in 1938 for a new carrier based fighter. While the Spitfire first flew in March of 1936, the needs of […]

January 7th, 2016 | Comments Off on First Flight of the Seafire
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The Year In the Sky

When this year started I had decided to start a new column on my blog featuring one aircraft a week and the history of that plane. It’s been one heck of year and while I was unable to make that happen every week, for seven months history has come alive for just a day. When […]

December 31st, 2015 | Comments Off on The Year In the Sky
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Happy First Flight of the DC-3

Today marks the first fight of the Douglas DC-3. This is one of the most iconic aircraft made during the 1930’s and saw major service during WWII as it was converted to fulfill many other roles under the designations of C-47 and C-53. The DC-3 was always the commercial version made for Airlines like TWA […]

December 17th, 2015 | Comments Off on Happy First Flight of the DC-3
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The Arsenal of Democracy Flyover Video Releases

There are many important dates in history that should be remembered and sadly not all of them do. May 8th, 1945 known as Victory Europe or VE Day, when the official surrender of Germany ended the European War in WWII is an important one. This past May marked the 70th anniversary of that date and […]

December 10th, 2015 | Comments Off on The Arsenal of Democracy Flyover Video Releases
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It was 74 years ago today

Ever year this anniversary seems to arrive faster each time. Perhaps as you get older time naturally seems to go by faster and thus is nothing more then coincidence or perhaps as the years have gone by and I’ve learned more about what this date meant to this country and others I have come to […]

December 7th, 2015 | Comments Off on It was 74 years ago today
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All Good Things Come To Those That Work Hard

Photography has a lot of ups and downs and it’s important not to get discouraged on those down days. The old saying all good things come to he who waits seems to apply really well in this profession because as quick as we can take a photograph these days, the results of the image are […]

December 3rd, 2015 | Comments Off on All Good Things Come To Those That Work Hard
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The Alaska Siberia Lend Lease Act

Seventy three years ago today marks the anniversary of the completion of the Alaska Highway. The original highway was 1,700 miles long and connects the lower forty eight states, through Canada up to Alaska. Today the highway is 1,387 miles long and is entirely paved. Since the development of the road it has since been […]

November 20th, 2015 | Comments Off on The Alaska Siberia Lend Lease Act
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My First Book Just Hit the Stands!

This past May a very important and special event occurred over our nations capitol, one that may never happen again. On May 8th, 1945 WWII in Germany ended with the German surrender. This was the day in which the actual document was signed in France. It was known afterward as Victory Europe or VE Day. […]

November 10th, 2015 | Comments Off on My First Book Just Hit the Stands!