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   January 27 1967- Launch Complex 34 - Cape Canaveral – The crew members of AS-204; Command Pilot Virgil "Gus" Grissom, Senior Pilot Edward H. White and Pilot Roger B. Chaffee were tragically lost during a Command Module cabin fire...
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. Chesley Burnett Sullenberger III was born on the 23rd of January, 1951 in the town of Denison, Texas, where he grew up building model planes and aircraft carriers, and spending time watching military jets from an Air Force base...
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Piper was a 9 year old border collie, who kept wildlife at Cherry Capital Airport at bay, and ensured the safe operation of aircraft on airport grounds. Although successfully protecting flight operations during his watch, sadly, Piper succumbed to his...
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January 3rd, 1943, Flying Fortress—B-17F "Snap! Crackle! Pop!"—part of the 360th Bomb Squadron, 303rd Bomb Group, was on a daylight bombing run over Saint-Nazaire, France, when German fighters blew off a section of the right wing, causing the aircraft to...
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On this date, in 1903, Wilbur and Orville Wright took command of the worlds first powered aircraft, and ushered mankind into the world of flight. Today, we stand on the shoulders of giants! December 17, 1903, making two flights each...
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