Category : Aviation History People

CHARLES AUGUSTUS LINDBERGH my view…
CHARLES AUGUSTUS LINDBERGH my view…

Lindbergh flies nearly 10,000 miles from Washington DC to get to St. Louis!   Lindbergh became LOST!   Bolling Field near Washington, D.C. was the beginning of a two-month odyssey taking Charles Augustus Lindbergh and The Spirit of St. Louis over thirteen countries as the United States unofficial mega-ambassador.  .

WELLING’s WING
WELLING’s WING

by Captains Ronald J Rosenhahn & Billy Walker In the past 60 years many stories have been told about the epoch DC-3. Some may have been exaggerated, but most relating to the reliability and durability of this famous aircraft were factual. The following many faceted story not only represents an.

Billy Parker, Aviator Extraordinare
Billy Parker, Aviator Extraordinare

I was a lucky fellow growing up in the mountains of Wyoming. My father, Pic, was an post WWI aviator having learned to fly in 1924. His first airplane was a Long-winged Hisso powered Alexander Eaglerock. My father would meet many of aviations greats who developed into life-long friends. Several of.

Aubrey Keif – Gentleman Aviator
Aubrey Keif – Gentleman Aviator

Aubrey Jennings Keif is probably the only American pilot to have flown combat in kilts. For sure he’s the only one I know of. Born on August 22, 1898 in La Junta, Colorado, Keif was attending Columbine High in Pueblo when he left school in 1916 to learn to fly.

Asian Air Adventure from Cheryl’s diary (1971-1972)
Asian Air Adventure from Cheryl’s diary (1971-1972)

The following story was taken from Cheryl’s diary, kept during our leaves-of-absence from Frontier Airlines, in late 1971 thru late in 1972. “I was a stewardess with the historic Frontier Airlines.   Billy, my husband of just 9 months, was a Frontier pilot.  Our adventure began when Billy noticed a.

Uncle Jack (aka “Barnsmell”) Walker
Uncle Jack (aka “Barnsmell”) Walker

Uncle Barnsmell: Uncle Jack, John Henry Walker (1905-1984), was my Dad’s oldest brother.  Look at the ‘featured image.’ To me “Uncle Barnsmell” looked just like Smilin’ Jack, star character of the comics created by Zack Mosly.  Uncle Jack was a true renaissance man having been born on the side of a.

Boeing Stearman History
Boeing Stearman History

Boeing Stearman History Models 70 – 73 – 75 -76 Be sure to connect to the link below: http://www.stearman.at/boeing_stearman.html 

Pancho
Pancho

Pancho Barnes – Aviatrix & Behaviorist . HOME /AVIATION HISTORY PEOPLE / Pancho Barnes – Aviatrix & Behaviorist Pancho Barnes – Aviatrix & Behaviorist December 30 , 2014 By : Carly Courtney Category : AVIATION HISTORY PEOPLE, EARLY AVIATION Comment : 0 Pancho Barnes: The Most Unladylike Aviatrix in History “Flying makes me feel like a sex.

Female Combat Pilots of WWII
Female Combat Pilots of WWII

Much of the following is a compilation of the history of some amazing women from WWII.   My immediate supervisor, Cheryl, who often fills numerous rolls, within the Walker Bunch, such as “Mom,” “Wife,” “Grammie,” etc., researched much of what you will read herein.  She wrote a paper for English.

Adcock & Brown’s Historic Flight in 1919
Adcock & Brown’s Historic Flight in 1919

At quarter past midnight . . Alcock stood up in the cockpit, reached forward with his hand to DIG his fingers into Brown’s shoulder . . personal excitement . . somehow arching . . through powerful fingers. Dug ’em in . .HARD ! . .As he pointed . . UP ! There’s VEGA AND . ..