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  Tuskegee Airmen - In Depth story on the Tuskegee Airmen, the difficulties in becoming a airmen and the role and contributions made by the Tuskegee Airmen in World War II.

History Of The Airlines - A review of mergers that took place including family tree of U.S carriers, a profile of some of the major airlines In The United States, both past and present 

Aircraft Barnstorming - (Flying Circus) Barnstorming became a way of life for many ex-World War I military pilots, looking for a way to earn money and to continue to fly.  

The First Black Airline Pilots - While African Americans were making strides in military and general aviation, the area of commercial aviation remained a mostly closed society. With few  exceptions
The Invention Of The Airplane - A story of how two honest, straightforward, hard-working Americans accomplished something fantastic and magical  

History Of The Flight Attendant - The history of the flight attendant began as soon as passenger air travel began in the early 1920's. The flight attendant was first called couriers. 

Aviation History Around The World - Although the United States has a wealth of aviation history, it should be noted the wealth of aviation history worldwide.  

Blacks Who Broke Into Early Aviation - Black aviators especially an internal courage to succeed in an industry which was regarded with much doubt by many Americans, Black or White.



  Some Of America's Early Aviators  - One of the most important achievements in aviation history was a flight that was made by Charles Lindbergh.  Lindbergh few 3,610 miles nonstop from New Your to Paris 

The Need For Aviation Regulations  - During early aviation there were no federal regulations governing aircraft. Some local towns created ordinances to cut down on low flights, flying at night,  

Other Major Events In History  -  In this section you will find information on events that have had a major impact on aviation as we see it today. 

Women In Aviation - By Dec. 7, 1941, when Pearl Harbor was attacked, a group of American women was volunteering to go to England and ferry planes there. At their head was Jacqueline Cochran, the most famous woman pilot of the 20th century.

The History of Flight Inspection - Flight inspection has long been a vital part of providing a safe airspace system. The concept almost as old as the airway system itself. The first U.S. flight inspectors flew surplus open-cockpit biplanes.  

U.S. Army Air Forces in World War II - On June 20, 1941, Army Chief of Staff Gen . George C. Marshall created the U.S. Army Air Force under Army Regulation 95-5.
The Berlin Airlift - Not until the late nineteen forties, no one really had any idea what could be accomplished through flight.  

Black Owned Airline or Air Charter Service - While African American pilots continued to pound on the doors of commercial aviation, there were some Black entrepreneurs that started up and own their own company  

Cockpit Voice Recorders and Flight Data Recorders - Large commercial aircraft and some smaller commercial, corporate, and private aircraft are required by the FAA to be equipped with two "black boxes" that record information about a flight.

Korean Operations - The outbreak of war in Korea caught U.S. military services in the midst of a transition. The the Department of Defense is establishment of  in 1947 

Aviation History Of Hispanic Pilots - An overview of Hispanic pilots contribution toward aviation history. Review to focus on Felix Rigau Carrera, Carlos Martinez de Pinillos, Robert L. "Bob" Cardenas, Jorge Chávez Dartnell, Dante Nannini Sandoval, Agustin Parla, Scott Crossfield

US Military Aircraft - Air Combat Command's B-52 is a long-range, heavy bomber that can perform a variety of missions. The bomber is capable of flying at high subsonic speeds  

The U.S. Air Force in Southeast Asia  - In what ways did the Vietnam conflict prove to be an uncommon war? First and most obvious, it was America's longest war against a foreign power, with overlapping advisory, combat, and support phases that lasted from the establishment of a training mission in December 1954
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