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Want to use your iPad during takeoff? Tell the FAA

Want to use your iPad during takeoff? Tell the FAA | Aviation History | Scoop.it
Sick of staring at the seat in front of you during your flight's takeoff and landing because all you have is a book on an e-reader? Well, the FAA is asking whether or not portable electronic devices might be okay to use during the entire flight.

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Boeing: History -- Biographies - Boeing: William E. Boeing

Boeing: History -- Biographies - Boeing: William E. Boeing | Aviation History | Scoop.it
William E. Boeing left Yale University in 1903 to take advantage of opportunities in the risky and cyclical, but financially rewarding, Northwest timber industry. That experience would serve him well in aviation.
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American Volunteer Group Flying Tigers: AVG aces

American Volunteer Group Flying Tigers: AVG aces | Aviation History | Scoop.it
RT @OlePrimdahl: #Onthisday in #aviation #history: American WWII fighter ace, George Burgard was born in 1915.
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The First Flight Around the World

The trip was started by four specially made airplanes, piloted by Major Frederick Martin, Lieutenant Lowell H. Smith, 1st Lieutenant Leigh P. Wade and Lieutenant Erik Nelson. The airplanes were built by the Douglas Aircraft Company which was awarded the contract just 45 days before they delivered the first airplane

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Boeing: History -- Biographies - James Smith McDonnell

Boeing: History -- Biographies - James Smith McDonnell | Aviation History | Scoop.it
James Smith McDonnell was born in Denver, Colo., April 9, 1899. He grew up in Little Rock, Ark., where his father, also named James McDonnell, was a successful cotton merchant and ran a general store.
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Brig. Gen. William "Billy" Mitchell

Brig. Gen. William "Billy" Mitchell | Aviation History | Scoop.it
Billy Mitchell is one of the most famous and controversial figures in American airpower history. Mitchell was the first prominent American to publicly speak about his vision of strategic airpower that would dominate future war.
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Amelia Earhart: The Price of Courage

The first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart was one of America's first celebrities. After only a few years as a pilot she became the best...
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The History of Aviation, Part 1 of 6

From fantasy to WW1...
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