All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Aviation’

Air Safety-Bird/Wildlife Strikes

Bird Strikes The economic loss from wildlife strike over a 23-year period, 1990-2012, totaled $696 million in the US for civil aviation.  This estimate is not adjusted for inflation, reported strikes without costs reported, and non-reported strikes. FAQ’s When was the first bird strike reported? 1905, reported by Orville Wright Who reports wildlife strikes? Most bird strikes are reported by …

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Wright Exhibit Debuts Dec. 17th at NC Museum of History

The North Carolina Museum of History will debut a new exhibit in its permanent North Carolina exhibit Dec. 17, 2016. The exhibit will be located under the museum’s 1903 Wright Flyer reproduction.  The backdrop sets the theme of life in Kitty Hawk when the Wrights were conducting their glider and flyer experiments. The exhibit extends the museum’s work on the …

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NPS names McCullough Honor

The National Park Service has awarded its highest civilian honor, Honorary Park Ranger, to David McCullough.  The award is bestowed for exceptional contributions. McCullough is a two time Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner.  McCullough’s most recent book, The Wright Brothers, continues as a best seller.

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David McCullough will receive the National Aviation Hall of Fame Combs-Gates Award for the award winning book, The Wright Brothers. We are thrilled that the legacy of Wilbur and Orville Wright continues to soar and inspire.

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2016 National Aviation Day at WBNM

August 19th is National Aviation Day.  This day, is also Orville Wright’s birthday! Celebrate National Aviation Day at Wright Brothers National Memorial.  Free admission at WBNM. 2016 is the centennial for the National Park Service and US Coast Guard Aviation. All-Day Activities: Junior Ranger Program: Kids can pick-up a junior ranger booklet, learn about the Wright brothers to complete the activities, and …

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AOPA Fly-Ins 2016

Always a great time!  Fly. Volunteer.  Meet/Greet/Mingle.  And Don’t Forget the Pancakes! May 21st   Michael J Smith Field (KMRH)    Beaufort, NC Aug. 20th Bremerton National Airport (KPWT)  Bremerton, WA Sept. 17th WK Kellogg Airport (KBTL) Battle Creek, MI Oct. 1st      Ernest A. Love Field (KPRC) Prescott, AZ

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December Aviation History

December marks numerous aviation milestones. December 1892-The Wright brothers open their first bicycle shop. December 8, 1903-Samuel P. Langley’s Aerodrome, piloted by Charles Manley, crashes into the Potomac River. December 17, 1903-The Wright Flyer takes off at 10:35 am for the world’s first powered, manned, controlled, sustained, heavier than air,  flight for 12 seconds and 120 ft. December 27, 1906-French …

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September Aviation Notes

September 25, 1903  The Wright brothers arrive in kitty Hawk, NC, to prepare for their historic flight. September 15, 1904   Orville Wright makes the first turn with an airplane.  Wilbur makes the first circle five days later. September 23, 1911    The first air mail in the U.S. was carried by Eagle Ovington. September 2, 1916      Airplanes communicate via radio for …

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August Aviation History Notes

August 8, 1908-Wilbur Wright makes his first test flight in Europe at Champs d’Auvours, France. August 29, 1909-Glenn Curtiss winds speed tests in Rheims, France. August 1, 1911-Harriet Quimby is the first American woman to receive a U.S. Federation Aeronautique pilot’s license. Augusts 26, 1914-Igor Sikorsky flies the first four-engine aircraft, the Grand. August 21, 1922-Lawrence Sperry drops landing gear …

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July Aviation Notables!

July 2, 1900-First Flight of the Zeppelin rigid airship. July 4, 1908-Glenn Curtiss flies the June Bug more than a mile. July 25, 1909-Louis Bleriot crosses the English Channel in his Bleriot. July 14-15,1919-The Vickers Vimy flies non-stop across the Atlantic Ocean. July 15-22, 1933-Wiley Post flies his Lockheed Vega, Winnie Mae, solo around the world. July 28, 1935-The B-17 …

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