Friday, May 26, 2017

World War II – Lockheed Burbank Aircraft Plant Camouflage

During World War II the Army Corps of Engineers needed to hide the Lockheed Burbank Aircraft Plant to protect it from a Japanese air...

15 Awesome and Interesting Facts About Military Aircraft

15 Awesome and Interesting Facts About Military Aircraft

The US standard railroad gauge is 4 feet, 8.5 inches. That’s...

The US standard railroad gauge (distance between the rails) is 4 feet, 8.5 inches. That's an exceedingly odd number. Why was that gauge used? Because that's...

The world’s first Boeing 747 converted to a restaurant

At Mokpo City, South Korea you will find the world's first Boeing 747 (numbered N747-10) converted to a restaurant. The engine has been converted...

The Man Who Rode the Thunder

Lieutenant Colonel William Henry Rankin (1920 — 2009) was the only known person to survive a fall from the top of a cumulonimbus thunderstorm...

The Boeing 727 House

Continental Airlines’ first Boeing 727-224, serial number 19510, made its maiden flight on May 11, 1968. It was registered N88701 and delivered to the...

Timelapse – Space Shuttle Discovery being placed atop NASA Shuttle Carrier...

Discovery, Thank you for your service Today at 11:08 a.m. ET, Discovery, atop a jumbo jet, lands at Dulles International Airport in Virginia, where it...

Shot down by mosquito

I wanted to go back for another 50 missions, but they ruled it out because I had a case of malaria that kept recurring....