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The idea for the Hughes H-4 Hercules, more commonly known as the Spruce Goose, was born in 1942 when the American industrialist Henry Kaiser proposed that a fleet of vast flying boats might provide ...
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Comment Count 59 comments on Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 03:08 PM PST with 81 Recommends
Air warfare was a major component of World War II. During this time numerous new aircraft were designed and built with a partnership of civilian and military expertise. New technology made it ...
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Comment Count 35 comments on Fri Feb 01, 2013 at 07:48 AM PST with 48 Recommends
Shown below are some of the biplanes which are on display at the Evergreen Air Museum in McMinnville, Oregon.
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Comment Count 19 comments on Sat Jan 26, 2013 at 12:48 PM PST with 44 Recommends
In 1925 Henry Ford (of Ford Motor Company fame) brought out the Ford Tri-Motor for the civilian aviation market. It was made out of corrugated metal and some people referred to it as the “Tin Goose.
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Comment Count 10 comments on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 07:48 AM PST with 41 Recommends
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Comment Count 19 comments on Wed Jan 16, 2013 at 02:51 PM PST with 36 Recommends
Shown below is some of the art on the airplanes on display at the Evergreen Air Museum in McMinnville, Oregon.
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Comment Count 15 comments on Fri Feb 22, 2013 at 07:18 AM PST with 35 Recommends
Shown below are some of the helicopters which are on display at the Evergreen Air Museum in McMinnville, Oregon.
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Comment Count 15 comments on Sat Jan 19, 2013 at 12:12 PM PST with 33 Recommends
In the United States the designation “experimental” on aircraft includes homebuilt aircraft, most of which have been built following conventional designs or using kits. They are not really ...
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Comment Count 25 comments on Thu Jan 17, 2013 at 02:03 PM PST with 32 Recommends
Shown below are some of the jet planes which are on display at the Evergreen Air Museum in McMinnville, Oregon.
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Comment Count 30 comments on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 08:01 AM PST with 31 Recommends
The two great wars of the twentieth century—World War I and World War II—did a great deal to inspire the aircraft industry, both in terms of design and production. In the years between the wars, ...
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Comment Count 12 comments on Fri Mar 01, 2013 at 08:32 AM PST with 28 Recommends
Shown below are photographs of some of the jets parked outside of the Evergreen Air Museum in McMinnville, Oregon.
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Comment Count 12 comments on Fri Feb 15, 2013 at 07:44 AM PST with 28 Recommends
The Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum located in McMinnville, Oregon has displays ranging the early designs of Orville and Wilbur Wright to modern jet aircraft. The Museum’s mission: To ...
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Comment Count 20 comments on Fri Jan 11, 2013 at 08:44 AM PST with 28 Recommends
The Evergreen Space Museum is just across the parking lot from the Evergreen Air Museum in McMinnville, Oregon. It features interpretive displays on the space program as well as modern aircraft and ...
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Comment Count 5 comments on Fri Mar 08, 2013 at 07:36 AM PST with 25 Recommends
One of the primary reasons for getting human beings airborne has been for surveillance, particularly military surveillance. For example, the Chinese “man lifter” kites were used to lift an ...
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Comment Count 9 comments on Fri Mar 22, 2013 at 06:49 AM PDT with 23 Recommends