Air Transport Command – Airlift During WWII

Air Transport Command – Airlift During WWII

by Jack Kinyon, Air Transport Command (ATC) 1942-1947   The Beginning After the bombing of Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941, the United States was suddenly involved in two major wars. One in the Pacific against Japan and the other in Europe against Germany. Troops...
My Vision for Gazing Skyward TV

My Vision for Gazing Skyward TV

Over the past few weeks I have been thinking about the direction Gazing Skyward TV should take next. I have decided to provide more opportunity for the community to participate. I know there are others out there that have more expertise on specific aviation topics...
First Across the Atlantic

First Across the Atlantic

First Across the Atlantic When we are asked about who was the first pilot to cross the Atlantic Ocean, the answer usually is Charles Lindbergh.  While that is a correct answer, he was not the first to do so. He was the first pilot to navigate across the ocean from New...
Lt. Edwin O’Hare | WWII Naval Aviator

Lt. Edwin O’Hare | WWII Naval Aviator

Edward Henry “Butch” O’Hare was born in St. Louis, Missouri to Edward Joseph and Selma O’Hare on March 13th, 1914. Butch had two sisters, Patricia and Marilyn. In 1927, their parents divorced and their dad moved to Chicago while their mother...
X-38’s First Free Flight

X-38’s First Free Flight

On March 12th, 1998 the first free-flight of the X-38 (CRV) was accomplished.  The X-38 was developed from the Martin Marietta X-24, a lifting body design pioneered by Dryden Flight Research Center in the 1960s and 1970s.  The goal of the X-38 project was to provide a...