Aviation History

William C. Clarke, III—RIP

NOTE: Bill Clarke, a recognized expert in all aviation matters, recently died. Paul Mifsud wrote a touching obituary about his mentor’s contributions to the system of law that is in place today. The story traces…



first flight, Pres. Wilson, enactment of landing

Happy 100th Birthday Airmail

‘A Suicide Club’: How WWI Pilots Pioneered the Age of Airmail Dangerous early years Early Jenny inverted stamp record value Airlines still carrying letters and packages    The nascent years of US commercial aviation are…




WHO’S THIS???

Harriett Quimby was born on May 11, 1875 to Ursula (née Cook) and William Quimby in, Arcadia Township, Manistee County, Michigan.   After her family moved to San Francisco, California, in the early 1900s, she became a…


VETERANS DAY—ALL WHO SERVED

  Local Tuskegee Airmen remembered Veterans Day is a day to honor those to have served America  The Tuskegee Airmen’s story    Having failed to post before 11/11, originally Armistice Day and now Veterans’ Day, this article on the 332nd fighter group of the U.S. Army Air Corps provided excellent content…


THERE WAS A DAY by Jim Loos

Another guest article by Jim Loos. To understand history, it is very instructive to hear from someone who was present at significant moments. Between 1953 and 1957,  Walter Cronkite hosted a TV show called “You…