National Air Race Thompson Trophy

In 1930, the men's free-for-all was now officially the Thompson Trophy Race for Men or International Free-for-All Sweepstakes Race. Although Thompson Products, Inc., awarded a cup trophy to the winner of the 1929 contest,...

Titan Airways 757 visits one of the world’s most remote and difficult airports

Aviation fans had a bit of excitement yesterday as the remote and notoriously tricky airport at St. Helena (HLE), a British overseas territory in the middle of the South Atlantic Ocean, welcomed a 757...

The Short-Snorter

I believe there are alternate histories about the short snorter but this is the way Pancho tells it.   The Association of Motion Picture Pilots managed to keep their drink till full by initiating new...

Wyn Sargent – Pilot who lived with the headhunters!

7/22/2020 0 Comments ​According to the Adventurer’s Club, Wyn Sargent was amother, artist, pilot, and former school teacher AND author, photographer, and world traveler.  A graduate of Ocidental Colelge and the first American woman...

Shafter’s Minter Field

In 1940, The United States Army began exploring the San Joaquin Valley for suitable airfield sites.  They chose acreage on Lerdo Highway, six miles east of Shafter and 14 miles northwest of Bakersfield.  The...

FREE WEBINAR : Following the pandemic, will your employees be able to recognize and...

Tuesday, July 14 at 3pm EDT Signature Canada, your expert in Sales and Customer Service Training in the Hospitality Industry, invites you to a webinar geared towards the emotional connection you will need to have...

AvTalk Episode 87: 100 kilograms of silica

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS On this episode of AvTalk, we look at the signs of recovery around the world as aircraft are reactivated and passenger numbers...

Grand Hotel Arts Weekend Presents The Dangling Participles

Today we welcome Michigan State University’s Austin Kaufmann of the The Dangling Participles, a trio of English language instructors from MSU’s English Language Center to the blog with their Arts & Culture Collaboration: The Dangling Participles as...

Gardner Island and Earhart Survival

2/11/2020 1 Comment ​Captain Daniel Hamer, Master of SS Norwich City, and his men were stranded on Gardner Island in 1929.  As Hamer stated in his hour of desperation, “I was on the bridge...

Travel Series Part 2

1/28/2020 0 Comments              The last segment, which was rather lengthy, ended with a flight from Kabul to New Delhi, India.  Delhi – such a contrast with the desert-like...

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