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It's Friday, Oppo It's Friday, Oppo

Time to knock off and go have some fun. Got any big plans for the weekend? There is a car and plane show in Georgetown tomorrow, just north of Austin. I think my son and I will go check it out. Pictures certainly to follow!

This Date in Aviation History: February 20 - February 22 This Date in Aviation History: February 20 - February 22

Welcome to This Date in Aviation History, getting of you caught up on milestones, important historical events and people in aviation from February 20 through February 22.

Don't know much about history.... Don't know much about history....

When it comes to knowledge of American history, it appears that the Green Mountain State knows best. A study by the Woodrow Wilson Foundation has found that 53% of Vermonters who took a US citizenship exam passed the test, but only if you count D as a passing grade. Which is another way of saying that 47% failed the…

Circuit of the Americas denied $20M state funding from 2018 F1 race Circuit of the Americas denied $20M state funding from 2018 F1 race

Because they were late turning in the human trafficking prevention plan required by the state. For their part, COTA says that the plan they developed for the Moto GP was in place at the time, and should have been accepted for F1. While these things do tend to get worked out eventually, a $20M hit could jeopardize this…

Indian Air Force Jets Collide During Air Show Practice Indian Air Force Jets Collide During Air Show Practice

While practicing for the Aero India 2019 air show, two BAE Advanced Jet Trainers of the Indian Air Force demonstration team Surya Kiran (Rays of the Sun) collided and crashed. Two crew members ejected from one aircraft, while the pilot of the other aircraft, Wing Cdr Sahil Gandhi, was killed. The aircraft were…

Ultimate Ground Speed Check: Tales from the Dreamliner Ultimate Ground Speed Check: Tales from the Dreamliner

Aided by a 230 mph tailwind, Virgin Atlantic Flight 8, Boeing 787 service from Los Angeles to London, was clocked with a groundspeed of 801 mph 35,000 feet over Pennsylvania, breaking the previous record of 776 mph. Not surprisingly, the Dreamliner arrived at its destination 48 minutes early.

This Date in Aviation History: February 16 - February 19 This Date in Aviation History: February 16 - February 19

Welcome to This Date in Aviation History, getting of you caught up on milestones, important historical events and people in aviation from February 16 through February 19.

Good Morning, Oppo Good Morning, Oppo

Happy Monday. My boys are off school today and tomorrow. Won’t be very quiet around here. 

Paging Chariotoflove Paging Chariotoflove

Warning? I don't know, looks like it might be fun.

It's Friday, Oppo It's Friday, Oppo

Got any big plans for the weekend? I have absolutely nothing on my schedule this weekend, and I plan to enjoy every minute of it.

T-38 Talon and A Lot More Airplanes T-38 Talon and A Lot More Airplanes

My brother sold me his Canon 7D and I finally got down to the airport with it today. This T-38 was from Sheppard AFB in San Antonio and, based on that tail number, it was built in 1965. That’s 54 years ago.

This Date in Aviation History: February 13 - February 15 This Date in Aviation History: February 13 - February 15

Welcome to This Date in Aviation History, getting of you caught up on milestones, important historical events and people in aviation from February 13 through February 15.

Good Morning, Oppo Good Morning, Oppo

Let’s get this Friday started. 

Dorothea Lange Dorothea Lange

Dorothea Lange (1895-1965) was an American documentary photographer and photojournalist who is best known for her work for the Farm Security Administration (FSA) during the Great Depression. Not only did Lange and her colleagues photograph American poverty for the government, their work showed the human side to the…

Anybody home? Anybody home?

One of my backyard squirrels, wondering why I haven’t filled the bird squirrel feeder lately.

Mixmaster and Jetmaster: A Fast Bomber and a First Bomber Mixmaster and Jetmaster: A Fast Bomber and a First Bomber

From the Planes You’ve (Probably) Never Heard Of Department of Wingspan, we bring you the Douglas XB-42 Mixmaster and Douglas XB-43 Jetmaster.

Good Morning, Oppo Good Morning, Oppo

I’ll take the Karmann Ghia. 

Hey, Oppo... Hey, Oppo...

I’m heading to the market. Need me to pick up anything for you?

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