Author Posts

On this Day in Aviation History — October 14

Oct 14, 2011 No Comments

     1968: The first live telecast from a staffed U.S. spacecraft was transmitted from Apollo 7. The flight was the first manned mission in the American Apollo space program, and the first manned U.S. space flight after the cabin fire that killed the crew of what was to have been the first manned mission, [...]

Read more

Micro RC Springfield Bulldog — Col. Bob Thacker’s first electric RC adventure!

Oct 13, 2011 6 Comments

 Talk about a thrill. It’s early 1930’s: you’re crazy about airplanes and the Cleveland Air Races are on! Your favorite racer is going strong—it’s the Springfield Bulldog… Yes, you are trying to build Cleveland’s one inch to the foot scale rubber powered wind-up model, but it was really too much. The difficulty was beyond me. I [...]

Read more

2011 Jet World Masters 2-Disc Set — SKS Video Productions

Oct 12, 2011 No Comments

This first class international event was held at the historic National Museum of the USAF in Dayton, Ohio, making it to the USA for first time. Dozens of pilots and their support crews converged on the Dayton location to vie for the top position of Jet World Champion. The technology and scale realism of these [...]

Read more

ENYA’s 180X-GS Gas/Glow Engine– A closer look

Oct 12, 2011 4 Comments

“Engine Clinic” columnist Clarence Lee shares news about this intriguing new powerplant in his upcoming column; here’s a sneak peek! During and following WW II, I spent seven and a half years as an Army Air Corps/Force pilot. During this period I had the occasion to fly a variety of multi-engine aircraft. Many of the [...]

Read more

Big Biplane Bash–More photos from #10

Oct 11, 2011 No Comments

I was very busy making sure everyone was having a good time so I was not able to get as many photos as I usually would. Thanks go out to John Philbrick for helping out with the camera duties this year. John got these and other Big Biplane Bash pix! And special thanks to my [...]

Read more

Another Successful Flight Test Day!

Oct 06, 2011 No Comments

I love it when a plan comes together. Yesterday I spent the day at the Southbury Flying field and we shot pix and video for three airplanes! We flew the ParkZone Spitfire Mk. IX, the Flyzone FW-190 and the awesome Bandit from Precision Aerobatics! And i didn’t hurt any of them in the process. Here [...]

Read more

On this Day in Aviation History: October 4

Oct 04, 2011 No Comments

       2010:     Luftwaffe legend and history’s third-ranking fighter ace Günther Rall dies. He achieved 275 victories during World War II. (272 on the Eastern Front, of which 241 were against Soviet fighters.) He flew a total of 621 combat missions, was shot down 8 times and was wounded 3 times. He fought in the [...]

Read more

10th Annual CCRCC Big Biplane Bash — A Splashing Success!

Oct 02, 2011 3 Comments

Well, the 2011 version of the Central Connecticut RC Club’s Big Biplane Bash all-biplane event is now history! Even though there was rain in the early AM setup time. The wet weather held off and we enjoyed a high, solid overcast that could not dampen the spirits of the 23 pilots that did showed up. Usually, the event draws [...]

Read more
Copyright © Air Age Media. All rights reserved.
click me