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Articles that are under this category are in depth explorations of the rich history of general aviation, its operators, aircraft, airports, and extraordinary pilots.

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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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The Korea Files: An Introduction to Life on the Base This article is the first in a series of articles, called the Korea Files, …

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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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Glenn Curtiss, the real Fastest Man Alive. Some people are born for greatness, others for happiness, and still others for love. Glenn Hammond Curtiss was …

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Bessie Coleman’s Impact on Woman and Minority Roles in Early Aviation Was Immeasurable. No better loved Queen in history had come from more humble …

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The Unusual Life of the First Aerial Stuntman Began and Ended at the Base of Fillmore Hill Early Life on Mission Street, San Francisco, …

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Pilot conmen such as Tom Salme, Jimmie Lane, and Tom Cook are a dark but interesting side of our pilot fraternity. For the most part, …

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Octave Chanute’s Contributions Had a Far-Reaching Impact on Aviation Most people who have as profound an impact on an area of study or an …

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Is Nikumaroro Island the Location of the Amelia Earhart Disappearance? Of all the mysteries and conspiracy theories making up a good portion of American …

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