D-Day Airfields – Book Review

Airfields of the D-Day Invasion Air Force (Paperback) 2nd Tactical Air Force in South-East England in WWII By Peter Jacobs A book for researchers, tourists and history buffs alike ! For most people when we say ‘D-Day’, the pictures of the French beaches, smoke, men running through waves, landing craft…

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Russian Gunships – Book Review

Russian Gunship Helicopters by Yefim Gordon Recently I was introduced to the FlightCraft series of Pen and Sword Books. This is an interesting series aimed at not only aviation enthusiasts, but more in specific to aviation scale modelers and researchers as well. I ordered the Russian Gunship Helicopters title, by…

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Let’s Go Flying

  I’m sure you’ve seen it before: AOPA’s new initiative to get more people interested in (learning to) flying. I posted one of my Why Fly columns on there and it got published today. Unfortunately the link to Why Fly Inc. was taken out… must be seen as competition. Where…

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Step Three

Yup, I’m not done yet…… not by a long shot! So here’s Step Three: Flightsim Plaza’s SimNews !! I jokingly mentioned in another place that I was getting bored already, not doing the simFlight news pages anymore. That’s partially true. I certainly do NOT miss the constant pressure of having…

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Why Fly news

Why Fly is gaining momentum, but we need LOTS more readers still…. so SPREAD THE WORD ! It is FREE ! This week we had ‘relaunch-week’ and we celebrated that with a wonderful series of 6 articles by Glenn Matthews. He tells his (flying) life story in it. Glenn was…

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Why we Fly…..

    I simply MUST tell you about the new website (webzine!) of my on-line friends Glenn Norman, Michelle Goodeve, Hal Bryan and Mike Singer. I have been privvy to some of the preparations and to what drives these people. Needless to say, we have lots in common. And I…

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Blogging Time!

Darn! Been too busy once again! Here’s a quick update of what we did: we got on the bike, and onto the ferry to England. We visited our friends Didier and Liz in London and had a most wonderful 4 days visiting the Shuttleworth Collection at Old Warden, meeting up…

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