Sierra Hotel Blog

The day the "Bent Wing Bastard" was born.... May 29th 1940, the first flight of the XF4U-1, the prototype of the iconic F4U Corsair was made with Lyman A. Bullard, Jr. at the controls. The maiden flight proceeded normally until...
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On May 24th, 1991, an aeronautical world record was smashed by a solitary Boeing 747 operated by El AL Airlines, for the highest single flight passenger load. . The El Al 747, stripped of all seating, managed to load, and...
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On the evening of May 16th, 1943, 15 specially modified Lancaster Bombers from the Royal Air Force No. 617 Squadron launched into the night on a mission, the likes of which had never been seen. The mission was code named...
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In the fall of 1945, Alan B Shepard arrived at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi in Texas, where he was to commence basic flight training.  Unfortunately Alan turned out to be an average student at best, and was likely to be dropped from...
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