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Collapsible Mini Chocks

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Pappy Boyington Autograph

Pappy Boyington Autograph

Flymall Tire Shape Tool Kit

Flymall Tire Shape Tool Kit
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4509 Sealed Beam Lamp

4509 Sealed Beam Lamp
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Today in Aviation History
May 25, 1927: Lt. James A. Doolittle files the first outside loop in a Curtiss P-1-B pursuit plane at McCook Field. Starting at an altitude of 8000 ft Doolittle pointed the nose of the a/c down and describes a circle of 2000 ft diameter, leveling out at his original altitude. At the bottom of the circle, flying inverted, it is estimated that his a/c was traveling at 280 mph. The outside loop had not been previously attempted because of fear that the a/c would disintegrate. [Note: French pilot Pegoud is purported to have performed outside loops prior to this date.]