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Carly Courtney graduated summa cum laude with her BFA in Creative Writing from Sierra Nevada College nestled in the Lake Tahoe Basin. Carly is still there, living the dream writing articles and flying (as a student pilot) whenever she can!

Posts by Carly Courtney

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John Knudsen “Jack” Northrop Fought Tooth and Nail for His Company, and the Flying Wing Concept Jack Northrop was born in Newark, New Jersey …

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Since the 1960s, the Alton Bay Ice Runway Draws Hordes of Pilots to New England, but a Lack of Funding Has Made It Difficult to …

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Harriet Quimby was the first licensed American female pilot, first female pilot to fly at night, and first female pilot to fly across the …

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Alberto Santos-Dumont: the “Little Saint” with a Big Impact Ask any random person off the street who flew the first airplane, and odds are they’ll …

History
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Stalls, Slow Flight, and Life: An Emotional and Physical Roller Coaster [This is the fifth in a series of articles detailing my journey to …

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Finally, I made it back into the sky for more flying lessons! [This is the fourth in a series of articles detailing my journey …

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Exploring the life of ace pilot Lydia Litvyak, The White Rose of Stalingrad Born in Moscow, USSR on August 18, 1921, Lydia Vladirmirovna Litvyak …

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A truly gifted engineer, Hugo Junkers work in aviation truly began at the age of nearly 50. Hugo Junkers was born on February 3, …

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In 1937, the Lockheed XC-35 arrived, featuring both a pressurized cockpit and passenger cabin. As early as the 1700’s, scientists were hypothesizing that the …

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I recently had a chance to explore the FLIGHT Exhibit at the Leonardo Museum in Salt Lake City, Utah. As we walked down the …