Another great cruise aboard the Celebrity Cruise Ship Century from San Diego to Hawaii! I gave five aviation history presentations starting with the first aviators to ever fly to Hawaii and ending with the story of the Apollo moon landings and the astronauts safe return splashing down in the Pacific Ocean.
THE BRIEFING ROOM
The Sword and the Pen – Model Aircraft Monthly – February 2008 This article is an excerpt taken from Graphic War – The Secret Aviation Drawings and Illustrations of World War II. It explains how graphic design and colour illustrations helped in the training of air and ground crews in WWII.
Biggin Hill’s 1,000 – Aviation History – March 2006 With the Battle of Britain won, the Supermarine Spitfire squadrons operations from Biggin Hill were at the forefront of a new Royal Air Force Fighter Command strategy.
Bomber Defense – The Myth and Reality –World War II Bombers a Flight Journal Special Winter 2001 Gives us insights into the beginnings of the bomber’s defences and hot its turrets and other gun positions were developed during the War
Holding the Fort with the Iron Dog – Flight Journal Magazine August 2005 Like all fighters of World War II, the P-39 had more than its share of faults, but in the early days of the War the P-39 proved itself to be rugged fighter and managed to hold its own against the best the […]