Living Legends of Aviation Inductees Kurt Russell - Aviator Chuck Yeager - Breaking the Sound Barrier Charles C. Gates Jr.—Born in Motion  #1 “Living Legend of Aviation" Bob Hoover - Tribute Interview Video with the Master! Zoe Dell Lantis Nutter: A 70-Year Commitment to Aviation’s Success Arnold Palmer and his Chief Pilots— A Close-knit “Fraternity” Emily Howell Warner: “Weaving the Winds” "Living Legends of Aviation” in 2003, Steve Fossett  Took His Last Flight West on Sept.3 2007, This was his last interview. The Healer: Dr. Forrest Bird The Outspoken American: Aviator, Senator and Humanitarian George McGovern Bob Lutz: Guts in the Sky as Well Paul Tibbets: A Rendezvous with History “Flown West Tribute” By Morgan Freeman 2007 Clay Lacy: “The Planes I’ve Flown & The People I’ve Known” Official Ambassador of Aviation - John Travolta

Frederick Smith Honored as “Lifetime Aviation Entrepreneur” at 2014 Living Legends of Aviation Awards

Frederick Smith to be Honored at the 11th Annual “Living Legends of Aviation” Awards on January 17th, 2014 Fred Smith is living proof that from little acorns giant oak trees grow. The acorn, in this case, was an original idea for an overnight, small-package delivery service that he described in a term paper while an undergraduate student at Yale University. Read More...

Chuck Aaron Defies Physics

Chuck Aaron defies physics as he takes to the skies in the Red Bull Aerobatic Helicopter. Loops, barrel rolls, and death defying maneuvers are all in a days flight for this world class helicopter pilot.

Can you #CatchKirby?

The world's fastest motorsport is back in the skies in 2014! And, to prepare for the upcoming Red Bull Air Race in Dallas-Fort Worth, US pilot Kirby Chambliss tests his speed throughout the metroplex with the help of the Fort Worth Police.
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Featured August 22, 2014 “Dream Chaser” Pulling Ahead in Race for Manned Space Flight

By Pete Crowley August 22, 2014 As Russia threatens to cut off America’s access to the International Space Station, NASA is set to approve another round of funding for American space companies … Read More...

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Dexter Holland Loses His Citation “Spare me the Details!”

Come out and pay, Dexter Holland — that’s what bringers of a new lawsuit against The Offspring frontman, who allegedly owes nearly $800,000, are saying. In court documents filed last week Cessna, … Read More...

Living Legends John Travolta and Zoe Dell Lantis Nutter visit during the 5th annual awards ceremony on Jan. 24, 2008, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Zoe Dell was recently named the First Lady of Aviation.

Zoe Dell Lantis Nutter: A 70-Year Commitment to Aviation’s Success

By Carol L. Osborne Zoe Dell Lantis Nutter's greatest contributions to aviation were born from her vision and dream that the aviation industry should have its own hall of fame and an annual … Read More...

The chain-drive Benz 200 Blitzen Benz caused a sensation in 1909, with its 12.5-liter, 200-hp, four-cylinder engine. Barney Oldfield drove it in American exhibitions, and Bob Burman used it at Daytona Beach in 1911 to set a world speed record of 141.4 mph

There’s no Substitute for Cubic Inches A Short History of Aero-engine Race Cars

By Daryl Murphy Following the birth of both the airplane and the automobile, man had a need for more power. It was aviation's most precious commodity—the energy to lift a fragile craft into … Read More...

Clay Lacy's P-51 Mustang.

Clay Lacy: “The Planes I’ve Flown & The People I’ve Known” – Part 1

"All through your life, you meet people and do things that change the course of your life," Clay Lacy reflects. "Different things impress you at different times." The course of Lacy's life has … Read More...

My first aircraft, a 1978 Seneca II. Turbo charged and especially suited for Colorado Mountain flying

Read My Lips!

Seneca II In March of 1980, I purchased my first aircraft, a 1978 Seneca II. Turbo charged and especially suited for Colorado Mountain flying. Its rate of climb was exceeded by the record-climbing … Read More...

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Stories of Two World War II Big Bomber Crashes in Wyoming

A few years ago , I was a leader of 14 high school boy scouts on a six-day backpack trip in the Wyoming Bridger Wilderness (Wind River Range). Our hike was to culminate in climbing Gannett Peak, at … Read More...

80th Anniversary of the Air Race Classic

Read My Lips

By Paul Lips In March of 1980, our family purchased our first aircraft, a 1978 Seneca II. It was turbo charged and especially suited for Colorado Mountain flying. Its rate of climb was exceeded by … Read More...

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Red Carpet Interviews, Dr. Bird, Inventor of The Heart Lung Machine, And Other Legends.


“Sky King” starred Kirby Grant as Schuyler “Sky” King and Gloria Winters as his niece, Penny.

From Out of the Clear Blue of the Western Sky Comes…Sky King”

By Jerry Lips I remember as a boy, getting up on Saturday mornings to watch my favorite television shows. Among them were "Fury," the story of a horse and the boy who loved him, "The Lone Ranger" … Read More...

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11th Annual Living Legends of Aviation Inductees

The 11th Annual Living Legends of Aviation Awards, hosted by Ambassador of Aviation John Travolta, was another great success.  Presenting sponsors included Bell Helicopter and Embry-Riddle … Read More...

The first woman in the world to earn a helicopter rating was Hanna Reitsch, Whirly-Girl #1. Reitsch flew the first true vertical flight machine, a Focke Achgelis helicopter, in 1938. Development of the commercial helicopter halted during World War II.

Wanted: A Few Good “Whirly-Girls”

By Henry M. Holden If you fly helicopters, or would like to, Whirly-Girls want you. Whirly Girls was the idea of Jean Ross Howard, a native of Washington, D.C., who founded the group in 1955. … Read More...

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Club Airport Gardens, Sonora and Riverside Drive, near Grand Central Airport

A Journey Back in Time Grand Central Air Terminal

By J. Ron Dickson Surrounded by commercial buildings on land now owned by the Walt Disney Company, an empty ghost of a building sits—a building that was once the premier air terminal in the Los … Read More...

Allan McArtor, Chairman and CEO of Airbus Americas, will be inducted into the Living Legends of Aviation at the 11th Annual Awards

T. Allan McArtor Inducted into the “Living Legends of Aviation”

Allan McArtor, Chairman and CEO of Airbus North Americas, Inc., was inducted into the “Living Legends of Aviation”® at the 11th Annual Living Legends of Aviation Awards, on January 17, 2014 at the … Read More...

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Ace Eli and Roger of the Skies

By Cliff Robertson Among the some 100-odd films I have been privileged to appear in, some stand out as reasonably memorable. Some I would like to forget. But occasionally you do one that is an … Read More...

Steve Anderson with his painting “The Bristfits,” a nickname for the Bristol F.2b aircraft flown by the RAF in World War I shown hacking their way through elements of German Richthofens JG1s while Sopwith Camels fight Fokker Triplanes in World War I.

A Truly Distinguished Aviation Organization

By Jack Elliott Of all the aviation organizations in the country, it may be the most distinguished. Ironically, it is also the least known. There are more members of this organization who enjoy … Read More...

A powerful "Cyclone" engine rests on the mountainside.  Four Cyclones took the B-17 on ten hour missions at high altitude deep into the enemy heartland.

Rendezcous With History

By Greg Anderson, President Wings Over The Rockies Museum Author's Note: Having recently hosted the EAA B-17 Aluminum Overcast at Centennial Airport—allowing thousands of area residents to … Read More...

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Giving a Big Lift to At-Risk Students

By J Carpenter Reporting from Texas On Saturday, June 20, 2009, American Airlines and American Eagle hosted a seminar for at-risk youth in the Dallas and Tarrant County school systems. The goal … Read More...

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Bob Hoover -- Legend of Aviation Interview with the Master

This short film is about Bob Hoover -- Legend of Aviation. It came from an interview RJ McHatton had with Bob this past year. Bob Hoover is a living John Wayne type of hero. And a really nice guy.

Louis CK – Contemporary Perceptions about Aviation and Pilots in the USA (Comedy)


Luftwaffe Prisoners Grandchildren Visit POW Camp

Luftwaffe prisoners’ enjoyed Bavarian Clubhouse…. may have enjoyed more than just a friendly handshake from the local fraulein.

By Jerry Lips Reportedly some Luftwaffe prisoners enjoyed more than just a friendly handshake with local New Ulm Fraulein Located near the town of New Ulm, Minnesota, in the majestic Cottonwood forests and bedrocks of shale, sandstone, and marble, … Read More...

The Future is here? The Picturephone!

What you'll use is called, simply enough, a Picturephone set. Someday it will let you see who you are talking to, and let them see you. The Picturephone set is just one of the communications of the future Western Electric (was) working on with … Read More...

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Francesco Baracca and Ferrari

Piaggio Aero Industries delivered an Avanti P180 executive turboprop to Ferrari on May 18, 2000. In a ceremony that took place at Piaggio Aero's headquarters, Luca Cordero di Montezemolo, president and CEO of Ferrari, took delivery of the … Read More...

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For the Boys: The Racy Pin-Ups of World War II

By AJ Staff Writer Reprinted from June 2001 "Peggy the Pin-Up Girl" Peggy Jones had a picture took, it got in "Live" and it got in "Look" In a plane or on a train, she's a friend, she's a pal She was there when they landed down in … Read More...

Charles J. Young shown with the new simplified device for sending photos by radio.

Television Will Carry the Mails

Reprint of Modern Mechanix and Inventions, March 1935 By David Sarnoff President Radio Corporation of America "A twinkling beam of light records a picture thousands of miles away. It is facsimile transmission – an interesting feature of … Read More...

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The aerobatic Stearman owned by Greg Shelton displays its patriotic underside as it completes a low altitude roll.

“In Their Honor” Attracts Warbirds, Hot Jets and Thousands of Spectators

By Lance Gurwell Biplanes, bombers, jets and warbirds were part of “In Their Honor,” an air show held in Colorado Springs July 9-10. Thousands of people showed up to pay tribute to past and present members of the military. The fifth annual show was held on runways and tarmac east of Colorado Springs Airport. The […]

Rick Broome has painted hundreds of makes and models of aircraft, including the former “Air Force One” Aero Commander L-26C flown by President Eisenhower.

“Ike’s” Aero Commander

By Laurie Lips When President Dwight D. Eisenhower took office in 1952, he rejected using Truman’s “Independence” as his presidential airplane. He chose a Lockheed Constellation, and would, during his administration, utilize three of these, which were named the Columbine I, II and III. Shortly after Eisenhower suffered a heart attack in the mid-1950s, he […]

A New York Port Authority S-76 police helicopter swoops down past the audience. This unannounced extra delighted early morning show attendees.

“Holy Bombers, Batman”

By Henry M. Holden The Aviation Hall of Fame and Museum of New Jersey, at Teterboro Airport (TEB), held their annual Wings & Wheels Expo Sept. 15-16. According to Steve Riethof, the museum’s vice president, the weekend attracted between 3,800 and 4,000 people, the largest number of attendees in recent years. The expo moved to […]

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