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CROP-DUSTING IN IDAHO

By John Bigelow By early summer, 1959, my friend, Murray, an ex-F-86 fighter jock fresh from the Royal Canadian Air Force, and I, a furloughed Canadian C-46 copilot, were newly graduated crop-dusters. Murray had...

WTI 15-1

As the sun rises over the Sonoran desert to the east, the U.S. Marines at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Arizona, are already at work, getting their aircraft ready for another day of the...

Luke Days 2014

As has been a tradition for many years, Luke Air Force Base, Glendale, Arizona once again hosted is bi-annual Luke Days open house. And as has been traditionally one of the finest airshows produced,...

Red Flag 14-1

Las Vegas, NV- The 414th Combat Training Squadron of Nellis Air Force Base (NAFB) hosted the first of its 2014 series of Red Flag training exercises from January 27th -February 14th. Red Flag is...

St. George Jet Blast 2013

The phone rang Friday morning with details of the Classic Jet Aircraft Association’s Jet Blast fly-in that was happening in St. George, Uath that is just up the road from where I live. They...

Two Days, Two Candidates in New Hampshire

Election time in the U.S. is the perfect time to capitalize on aviation’s unique capability to transport someone rapidly over long distances. This year, the two most visible presidential candidates used air travel to...

Santa Claus Makes Seattle Stop in Private Plane

The Jolly Christmas icon arrived at this city’s Museum of Flight aboard a restored single-prop aircraft dubbed “Santa One,” greeting eager children and their parents with Mrs. Claus on a visit from the North Pole.

Santa decided to travel by plane instead of his traditional sleigh because his reindeer are unavailable during daylight hours, he said, and also because they need to rest for next week’s midnight marathon around the world.

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