Tagged: Ohio

Neil Armstrong’s Champ

In 1946, a 16 year old Neil Armstrong was landing an Aeronca Champ in a field in Ohio. He probably looked out the side window and saw a bright red sun rapidly descending in the western sky, illuminating some...

AFFTC re-designated as Air Force Test Center

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – The Air Force Flight Test Center re-designation as the Air Force Test Center was officially recognized during a ceremony here July 13. As part of the same ceremony, the 95th Air Base Wing...

The Last Flights of Space Shuttle Discovery

The web has been flooded with pictures and stories of the Space Shuttle Discovery’s move from Florida to its permanent home at the Udvar Hazy Center at the Smithsonian in Virginia.  I was there for the arrival in Virginia,...

B-25 Executive Sweet on its way to Doolittle / Reunion at Dayton, OH

The  B-25 known as Executive Sweet began it’s journey from Camarillo, CA to Dayton, OH. The aircraft will be one of Twenty-five B-25 Mitchell bombers that plan to pay tribute to the Doolittle Raiders as they commemorate the 70th anniversary of their raid on...

Joe meets Bob Odegaard at Reno Races

While walking around Reno last week we had the pleasure to bump into Bob Odegaard and had a chance to talk with him. He was piloting this fine Supper Corsair in the races and we watched a few different...

F4U-4 Corsair “Korean War Hero”

At the Valiant Air Command’s TICO Airshow this spring a new Corsair debuted.  The F4U-4 N713JT Bureau No. 97143 is owned by Jim Tobul of South Carolina and has been in the family for about 30 years. This is...