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Boeing Marks Its 100th Year in Business

Boeing Headquarters in Chicago, Illinois On October 1, 1881, William E. Boeing was born in Detroit, Michigan. He, and the company he would later found, would offer innovation and expansion to a fledgling aircraft building industry in the early part of the 20th Century. His philosophy was, and the company’s still is, to “Build something […]

Copperstate Fly-In 2015 Recap

Photos and Article By Dale Moody Recap of Copperstate Fly-In from 24 October, 2015 A milestone for me was marked in 2015 by my 50th year of attending the EAA Fly-In Convention at Oshkosh, WI, now called AirVenture. (My first time was when it was held at Rockford, IL.) With this in mind, it could […]

My 2015 Air Show Finale Weekend

    The distance “as the crow flies” between NAS Pensacola and Moody AFB is just 280 miles. What a coincidence that this pair of military air bases would host the final large events of the 2015 North American air show season, being so close to each other. Two of the U.S.’s top military flight demonstration […]

Ike’s Commanders

An interesting and unique warbird from the 1950s was in attendance at 2015’s EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. A close relative to history’s smallest Air Force One, this Aero Commander VL-26B was part of an order of Air Force executive transports, and is now owned by Scott Main.  He and his wife put their aircraft on display, it being […]