National Hispanic Heritage Month: Joseph Acabá, Astronaut — Transportation History


In 2004, Joseph Michael Acabá made history as the first person of Puerto Rican descent to be named as a NASA astronaut candidate. Acabá was born in 1967 in Inglewood, California. His parents, Ralph and Elsie Acabá, are from the municipality of Hatillo in Puerto Rico and had moved to California earlier in the decade. […]

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1911: Cromwell Dixon, the Fearless “Boy Aviator,” Achieves a Major Milestone in Flight Just Two Days Before His Tragic Death — Transportation History


September 30, 1911 Cromwell Dixon became the first person to fly across the mountainous Continental Divide. The 19-year-old Dixon, who received his air pilot license only the previous month, had well-established credentials when it came to transportation pursuits. As a boy, for example, he constructed a rollercoaster for the kids in his neighborhood. Dixon was […]

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National Hispanic Heritage Month: Maria Esperanza Garcia Roach, US Army Nurse and Pilot — Transportation History


As a nurse, Maria Esperanza Garcia Roach was one of an estimated 400,000 to 500,000 Hispanic Americans who served in the U.S. Armed Forces during World War II. Her own lifesaving role in this global conflict very much depended on airborne transportation. Maria was born on July 16, 1915, in the city of Piedras Negras […]

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1911: The First Female British Pilot Gets Her License, Goes on to Found a Flying School — Transportation History


August 29, 1911 Hilda Hewlett became the first British woman to earn an airplane pilot’s license. Hewlett, who was 47 at the time, received certificate number 122 from the Royal Aero Club after she completed a test flight at Brooklands Aerodrome near the town of Weybridge in southeastern England. Hewlett had been born in Central […]

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Some important tips for student pilots — Scott Beale Aviation


Learning how to fly a plane is surely one of the most rewarding experiences you’ll have in your lifetime, however initially daunting it may be and despite the many concepts and practical knowledge to master. Hereunder are some key tips to boost your confidence from behind the cockpit and get you that coveted student pilot […]

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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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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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The First Airmail Flight Across Australia Took Just Over Two Days — Transportation History


July 18, 1914 French pilot Maurice Guillaux achieved a major aviation record by completing the first official airmail flight in Australia. Guillaux began the Sydney-bound flight aboard a Bleriot XI monoplane on July 16 at 9:12 a.m., taking to the skies from the showgrounds in the Melbourne suburb of Flemington. Guillaux made landings at Seymour and […]

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Urban Air Mobility Market Estimated to Reach $15.2 Billion by 2030 – Detailed Report by MarketsandMarkets™ — Aerospace & Defense


According to the new market research report on the “Urban Air Mobility Market by Component (Infrastructure (Charging Stations, Vertiports, Traffic Management), Platform (Air Taxi, Personal Air Vehicle, Cargo Air Vehicle, Air Ambulance)), Operation, Range, and Region – Global Forecast to 2030“, MarketsandMarkets: The urban air mobility market is projected to grow from USD 5.3 billion in 2018 […]

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