Archive for May, 2018

Car Trivia Answer

Wednesday, May 30th, 2018

The Hudson Hornet

Hangar Door Mishaps

Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

This is why I always tell folks that the aircraft is always fully in the hangar or all the way out and clear of the door. This happens too often.

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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.]