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When you build the worlds fastest bomber...and your biggest problem is having her keep her clothing on. Designed in the late 1950s, the North American XB-70 Valkyrie prototype of the planned B-70 nuclear-armed, deep-penetration Strategic Bomber for the United States Air Force and Strategic Air Command....
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“Hoser” has flown West... Joe "Hoser” "In the smoke 'till I croak" Satrapa, was a living legend flying fire tankers for Cal Fire, and in the fighter community well known was a formidable F-14 Tomcat, and F-8 Crusader pilot. Ever since...
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On Friday the 9th of February 1945;  AB910 Mk Vb Spitfire, with Flight Lt. Neill Cox  at the controls, was preparing to depart on a cold overcast day at RAF Hibaldstow, a satellite airfield to RAF Kirton-in Lindsey Lincolnshire. High winds that accompanied the marginal weather...
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. Clarence Leonard Johnson; born February 27th, 1910, Clarence was 13 years old when he won a prize for his first aircraft design. While attending grade school in Michigan, classmates teased him by calling him "Clara". One morning a classmate...
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Here is an amazing and true story from the crew of the SR-71 that arrived at RAF Greenham Common for the 1983 International Air Tattoo (IAT), Pilot: BC Thomas, RSO: John Morgan, July 1983."I did not fly the SR-71 out...
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