Still Flying Missions – The Civil Air Patrol Turns 76

Mar 23, 2018 |

It might have gone unnoticed by most people, but the Civil Air Patrol recently celebrated 76 years as an organization of civilian aviators helping to protect the U.S. The all-volunteer organization continues as a vital resource for homeland security, Air Force operations, search and rescue, and other operations in communities throughout the country. The early…

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From Ancient Chinese Kites To Modern Assault Platforms – The History of the Helicopter

Feb 14, 2018 |

The fascination with achieving vertical flight has been documented as far back in history as ancient China and a kite with a rotary wing to lift it into the air. Leonardo da Vinci left sketches of a device that flew using an aerial screw to create vertical lift. Although he did not build and test…

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The History of Commercial Aviation in the U.S.

Jan 05, 2018 |

The 6,871 commercial aircraft in the U.S. carry more than 2.5 million passengers and approximately 40 billion pounds of freight. Commercial aviation in this country has certainly come a long way from the 120 feet traveled by the first powered aircraft designed by the Wright brothers and flown in 1903 to where the industry is…

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47 Years After Its Maiden Flight, The Boeing 747 Flies Into History

Dec 13, 2017 |

The Boeing 747 was expected to make air travel less expensive and ease crowding at airports when it was proposed in the mid-1960s. Behind the scenes, however, executives at Boeing and Pan American Airlines, whose founder was one of the proponents of the plane, believed the plane’s future would be hauling cargo and not passengers….

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The Downtown Manhattan Heliport – Explained

Nov 15, 2017 |

Ever wondered about all the offerings of a heliport? Here are the advantages of using the Downtown Manhattan Heliport at Saker JRB. Our heliport not only provide tours of the city, but also offers first-class charter services for all traveling needs.   Saker JRB offers the widest variety of helicopter tours in Manhattan when it comes to length and pricing….

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