Archive for the ‘History’ Category

High Flight

The 4-Forces from 1968

FAA video from 1968 describing the basics of aerodynamics. I found this youtube video on the site. This vid really takes me back. I remember watching these sorts of things early on Sat morning, seated on the floor in front of the TV, hot cocoa in hand. (BTW, swell prize for the first person [...]

Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome Pics from TurboEddie

Over in the Forums, TurboEddie has posted a bunch of nice pics of his recent visit to the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome.

Happy Birthday C-17

“C-17 delivers 20th anniversary lesson for defence contractors” If you’ve never seen a flight demonstration of the C-17 you’re missing out. Pretty amazing maneuverability. Watching it fly makes me think more of a fighter plane than a cargo carrier.

UCAP Back-Taxi: Episode 1

(One of the things I want to do in the blog is to celebrate UCAP’s longevity by revisiting some past episodes and following up on some of the stories.  As you can see, I’m labeling these retrospective posts “UCAP Back-Taxi”.  Hope you like them – comments welcomed!)   I recently gave a re-listen to Episode 1 of [...]

Hangar One needs our help

Over on Google Plus, Max Trescott reminds us that the historic airship hangar “Hangar One” is in a very precarious state: If you’re in Silicon Valley and look at the south end of Hangar One at Moffett Field, you’ll see that a large amount of siding has been removed, exposing the hangar’s inner framework to [...]