This PB4Y, formerly known around the slurry tanker business as Hawkins&Powers Aviation’s Tanker 121, is now parked at the Casa Grande Airport in Arizona. In years gone by, I pumped a fair amount of gas, oil and fire-retardent slurry into … Continue reading
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I recently finished reading the book A Hundred Feet Over Hell written by war correspondent Jim Hooper. It’s a good read that I recommend for the well-told flying stories and the history of these pilots. The book is recollections told … Continue reading
Unrelenting domestic and international chicanery by governments, business and politicians continues to delay a government contract to procure urgently required aerial tankers for the military. Boeing and the European Aerospace Defense Systems, builder of Airbus aircraft are the primary … Continue reading
Unable to abandon a fascination with all things that fly, I call your attention to a Swiss airplane that is flying on a 24-hour hop as I type—and using zero fossil-based avgas. The airplane is an ultralight, single pilot … Continue reading
In honor of D-Day and the veterans of all this county’s military branches.