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CAF AirPower History Tour

Photos from Commemorative Air Force B29 B24 Squadron‎AirPower History Tour Coming to Hagerstown
Photos from Commemorative Air Force B29 B24 Squadron‎AirPower History Tour Coming to Hagerstown

The CAF AirPower History Tour is a production of the B-29/B-24 Squadron of the Commemorative Air Force
National Air Tour of Historic WWII Aircraft

Hagerstown, Maryland
Hagerstown Regional-Richard A Henson Field Airport
May 27-31, 2020

The distinctive rumble of massive radial engines is coming to Hagerstown MD! Don’t miss the rare joint appearance of one of only two flying B-29 Superfortresses AND one of only two flying B-24 Liberators in the world, “FIFI” and “Diamond Lil”, along with their little friends including the P-51 Mustang “Gunfighter”, a T-6 Texan and a PT-13 Stearman. Free cockpit tours included with admission, and ride flights available! Get more information and book your ride today at http://www.airpowersquadron.org/hagerstown-maryland

Intern at NASA!

NASAIntern at NASA!  

Our application system makes it easy for you to apply to projects across the agency. Learn more about currently summer 2020 projects at intern.nasa.gov 

Being an astronaut isn’t the only cool thing about space. Interns use their creativity and innovation to work on projects impacting NASA’s mission, such as returning to the Moon by 2024. As a NASA intern, you’ll be a part of an amazing team that is dedicated to space exploration. You will work with leading experts and gain valuable experience as you participate in research and mission projects. Come dream with us and change the future.

 

Fort Lauderdale Air Show 2020

Fort Lauderdale Air ShowFort Lauderdale Air Show
May 2-3, 2020 • Fort Lauderdale Beach, Florida
Flown from Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport

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The Fort Lauderdale Air Show is the kickoff destination of the #AirDotShowLive tour for 2020. Head to Fort Lauderdale May 2-3 and experience an inspiring display of power, precision and patriotism in the sky over the oceanfront while you enjoy the weekend on Fort Lauderdale’s world class beaches!

CHUCK YEAGER: THE AIR FORCE’S WORLD RECORD-BREAKER TURNS 97 TODAY

Photos: U.S. Army Air Forces, U.S, Air Force, Chuck Yeager website
Photos: U.S. Army Air Forces, U.S, Air Force, Chuck Yeager website

MILITARY HISTORY
CHUCK YEAGER: THE AIR FORCE’S WORLD RECORD-BREAKER TURNS 97 TODAY
by Steve Balestrieri
SOFREP Military Grade Content
February 13, 2020

Chuck Yeager always had the “Right Stuff” regardless if NASA never selected him for the space program. Yeager was a decorated fighter pilot in World War II and became a test pilot and was the first man to exceed the speed of sound in level flight.

Yeager was born to a farming family on February 13, 1923, in Myra West, Virginia. He graduated from the Class of 1941 from Hamlin High School in West Virginia. Then, in September, he enlisted in the U.S. Army.

Yeager was assigned to the Army Air Corps as a private and was a mechanic at George Air Base in Victorville California. He wasn’t eligible for flight training due to his age and his lack of education. However, three months later the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor and the U.S. lowered the eligibility requirements and helped by his 20/10 vision, he was accepted into the flight program.

He was commissioned as a reserve flight officer in Class 43C in March 1943 and became a pilot in the fighter command of the Eighth Air Force stationed in England. Assigned to the United Kingdom at RAF base in Leiston, Yeager flew P-51B Mustangs in combat with the 363d Fighter Squadron. (His aircraft was named the “Glamorous Glen” after his girlfriend Glennis who would become his wife in early 1945.)

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US Aircraft Expo

The world’s leading aircraft manufacturers and dealers are working together to sponsor the US Aircraft Expo where the latest models of general aviation aircraft will be on display at one venue. Ten separate events are scheduled to take place in 2020 where prospective buyers can see the newest aircraft from Beechcraft, Cessna, Cirrus, CubCrafters, Embraer, Epic, Glasair, Honda Jet, Husky, Piper, Pilatus, Quest, SuperPetrel, SyberJet, TBM, Icon, Tecnam and more.

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Expo starts in NAPLES, FLORIDA
February 21-22, 2020 — KAPF
Static Display Open Friday And Saturday 10am-3pm
Ownership Conference Friday, February 21 At 12pm

These free events include an ownership seminar with representatives from AirFleet Capital, Aviation Tax Consultants and Wings Aviation Insurance that will focus on the many questions that arise during acquisition and ownership.

Come visit us at: The Pilot House, 3381 Shannon Airport Circle, Fredericksburg, VA 22408
Mailing address: VAHS, Shannon Airport KEZF Campus, PO Box 7795, Fredericksburg, VA 22404-7795
Phone number: 540-376-3265 / Email: vahsonline@gmail.com