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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
 
     
 
  Air Combat Command History - The creation of Air Combat Command (ACC) on 1 June 1992 resulted in part from dramatic changes in the  international arena. The collapse of the former Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War led senior defense 

First Pilot and Mechanic Licenses Issued - The Aeronautics Branch of the Department of Commerce began pilot certification with this license, issued on April 6, 1927. The recipient was the chief of the Branch, William P. MacCracken, Jr. Orville Wright,
     
Airborne Operations In World War II - This study was written for the Historical Division, EUCOM, by a committee of former German officers. It follows an outline prepared by the Office of the Chief of Military. It is believed that the contributors to this study (listed on page iv) represent a valid cross-section of expert German opinion

The Self-Defending Bomber Concept Could It Have Worked? -
All during World War Two, American bombers used as standard defensive armament Browning .50 machine guns...and nothing else. As a result, unescorted bomber crews became relatively easy "pickings" by German fighters, which possessed much more powerful, long-range weaponry...meaning the Germans could 
 
     
  Signal Corps No. 1 - The new Air Force Doctrine Document (AFDD) 40, "Logistics," signed by the Chief of Staff on May 11, 1914, defines base-level Air Force logistics as having "the five

Air Traffic Control Begins - Archie W. League, usually regarded as the first air traffic controller. The 1929 photo shows him dressed for cold weather at St. Louis, where the airport operator employed him to

911 Attack On The United States -  The September 11 attacks (often referred to as nine-eleven, written 9/11) were a series of coordinated suicide attacks by al-Qaeda upon the United States on September 11
     
 
 
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