Aviator

Rare 1929 TravelAir is on its way to EAA AirVenture

PERU, Illinois, July 22, 2021 – Aviation enthusiasts heading to EAA AirVenture 2021 will enjoy a rare sight as a 1929 TravelAir Model 10-D aircraft takes off for Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The TravelAir, the last of its kind, will arrive on Sunday, July 25, and will be on display in the …

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Formerly a camper, now a flight instructor

By Richard L. Gaw Editor-in-chief In the summer of 2016, at the end of an extremely hot afternoon, flight instructor Jimmy Reagan sat in the cockpit of his plane at New Garden Flying Field roasting in the heat. He had spent the last hours giving the campers private flights and …

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Aviator Amelia Earhart disappears over Pacific Ocean

On July 2, 1937, aviator Amelia Earhart disappeared while trying to travel around the world. Born in Atchison, Kansas in 1897, Earhart began flying at the age of 24. She was considered one of the first female aviators. In 1928, publisher George P. Patnam invited her to become the first …

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LEESHA FAULKNER: When Moisant flew to Tupelo | Chroniclers

In the digital archives of the Oren Dunn Municipal Museum is a photo of a small, dark-eyed man standing next to a 50-horse Bléroit in a field in Tupelo. The caption below the photo indicates that the pilot, John Moisant, nicknamed the crimson painted plane “The Red Dragon”. The photograph …

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