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Editor's Note: This article excerpt originally appeared in The Weekend Australian Magazine. In the autumn of 1945, a troop of young Australian soldiers was trudging through the muddy rainforests of New Britain, an island in the east of what is now Papua New Guinea. In...read more
Guest Editorial By David Bond There has been a lot of publicity about the fate of Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan in the media of late. One of these was a two hour documentary on the History Channel concerning a photo purported to show Amelia and Fred on the dock at...read more
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...read more
A lot has changed in aviation media over the past decade. Along with this change, how "we" access our news has also changed. This change is especially true for the younger generation. It is becoming less and less common for people to visit the homepage of a website....read more
There is very little known about a search project based out of Australia that has been searching for the Amelia Earhart Lockheed Electra aircraft missing since July 1937. Theories about Amelia Earhart abound Although there are a few theories concerning the...read more
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...read more
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...read more
Henry Ford continued his quest to revolutionize travel by introducing the world to air travel. The Ford Trimotor became the world's first all-metal airliner. By the end of the Ford Trimotor's commercial career, it had served well over 100 airlines from...read more
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 remained in St. Louis with...read more
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...read more