1882: The World’s First Licensed Female Pilot is Born — Transportation History


August 22, 1882 French aviation pioneer Raymonde de Laroche was born in Paris. While originally known as Élise Raymonde Deroche, she adopted Raymonde de Laroche as her name by the time she turned 20 and had begun an acting career. She enjoyed playing sports as a child, but as a young adult, she acquired an […]

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1889: An Argentinian Pilot is Born — Transportation History


August 15, 1889 Argentine aviation pioneer Carolina (Carola) Elena Lorenzini was born in Buenos Aires. She became a tremendously gifted athlete whose wide range of pursuits included rowing, cycling, tennis, hockey, horseback riding, and track and field. It was flying, though, that ultimately became Lorenzini’s greatest passion. In 1933, Lorenzini began taking flight lessons at […]

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Celebrate National Aviation Day


National Aviation Day 2019

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National Aviation Day on August 19 should make us stop and think about the power of flight. Yet, some scientific and technological marvels become so commonplace that we seldom take the time to re-examine their revolutionary impact with an open and inquisitive mind. In just a handful of generations, aviation went from pure, pie-in-the-sky speculation to a mundane reality that inspires about as much wonder as a trip aboard a Greyhound bus.

It’s that ho-hum attitude to the miracle of flight that makes National Aviation Day such an excellent national observation. Plus, it takes place on Orville Wright’s birthday!

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79th U.S. Airborne Birthday — Pacific Paratrooper


16 August, National Airborne Day The history of United States Airborne Forces did not begin on the training fields of Fort Benning, Georgia, as some believe. In fact, the origin of Airborne Forces in the U.S. military began with a familiar name to American military history, Brigadier General William L. “Billy” Mitchel (1879-1936). As well as […]

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Flying over Africa


He even took the gramophone with him on safari. Three rifles, supplies for a month, and Mozart. He began our friendship with a gift. And later, not long before Tsavo, he gave me another – an incredible gift: a glimpse of the world through God’s eye. And then I thought, “yes, I see. This is the way it was intended.”

                                                                        —– from Out of Africa

Words on Wednesdays: Freedom


“Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.”

–Abraham Lincoln

 

There is no freedom of religion, if you need an armed guard to pray

There is no freedom, if you need an armed guard in every floor or in every room  of every office, school or building.

“For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.”

–Nelson Mandela.