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Article: Ghosts In The Machine

You can feel the history in these aircraft just by walking up to them.

Article: 50 Years Of Championship Air Racing

At 0800, the engines begin to crank over. The field begins to rumble as the sounds of the props turn.

Article: 70th Doolittle Raiders Reunion

The USS Hornet's radio operator intercepted a message in Japanese at 07:45; its origins were close. Just earlier, SBD Dauntless aircraft that had launched off the USS Enterprise had spotted a small Japanese fishing vessel, and then later flew...

Article: The Last Time

Number One’s three-blade prop begins to turn-cough-turn. The engine whines, whines, then belches out clots of smoke as the big Wright Cyclone thunders to life. Joe Colmer, 93, feels the rumble through the metal seat.

Article: In Love With The AT-6

On the ground, a T-6 Texan looks...

Article: The Howard DGA

The best way to experience a Howard DGA is to imagine it from the eyes of a 1930s pilot, who would have witnessed years of increasingly sophisticated single-engine, cabin-class aircraft.

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