The World’s Largest War Memorial is a Beautiful Road — Transportation History


September 19, 1919 Construction officially began on a major road along Australia’s southeastern coast. At the time, this region of the Australian state of Victoria was mostly accessible to the outside world only by sea. The building of the Great Ocean Road was seen as an opportunity to better connect isolated settlements in the area […]

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Taxibots in India — Indian Aviation Interviews


One of the supreme innovations in aviation industry Taxibot has got the permission from the DGCA. The Israel aerospace (IAI) has announced an agreement with KSU Aviation of India for use of taxibots. Taxibot is a semi-robotic vehicle to tow the aircraft with their engines shut from the parking bay to the runway. It will […]

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Firebird—manned or unmanned by Burt Rutan — Travel for Aircraft


The last official design of Burt Rutan, Firebird is a medium range long endurance reconnaissance aircraft which one ben flown manned or unmanned. Flying since late 2012 it operates as many as four sensor systems in parallel with a crew of as many as two though unmanned as missions require. Endurance is 40+ hours […]

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…. . .-.. .-.. — Coming In For a Landing! — Transportation History


August 27, 1910 The first known wireless transmission of a message between an airplane and the ground below took place in Brooklyn, New York. Canadian aviator John Alexander Douglas McCurdy sent this pioneering message from the Curtiss biplane he was piloting 500 feet (152.4 meters) above the earth. He had a 50-foot (15.2-meter) antenna trailing […]

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Mankind! — radhikasreflection


Different strokes and colours different cuisines and cultures different religions and habits different dresses and languages. Yet people across the world under the infinite sky, feel the same emotions, bask in the same sunshine, share the same dreams, experience the same love, revel in the same moonlight, sense the same fears, shed the same […]

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One More Time — 2 Fly America


 

If you spend any time around us, about this same time every year, our vocabulary begins to take on a few special words (GREEK to some, GEEK to others). In particular, Oshkosh, AirVenture & “Goin’ Again”. (Okay, that last one is two words). For those who don’t know what it’s all about, here’s the best […]

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Come Fly With Me, Let’s Fly, Let’s Fly Away — Transportation History


June 28, 1939 Ushering in a new age of scheduled transatlantic passenger airplane service, the Dixie Clipper “flying boat” made its first run along Pan Am Airways’ newly established route between New York and Marseilles, France, via the South Atlantic Ocean. This long-range aircraft was one of several produced by the Boeing Airplane Company between […]

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The Soul of America — Diary of a Scribbler


This book is a portrait of hours in which the politics of fear were prevalent—a reminder that periods of pubic dispiritedness are not new and a reassurance that they are survivable. I am writing now not because past American presidents have always risen to the occasion but because the incumbent American president so rarely does. […]

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