1/3 - “Flight”
I fly because it releases my mind from the tyranny of petty things.
~Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Charles Lindbergh in Paris
On this day in British history, May 21, 1932, Amelia Earhart landed in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, completing the first ever solo, non-stop flight across the Atlantic by a female pilot.
C-2 Army blimp makes record flight through fog and storm. Photographed upon arrival at Bolling Field. A powerful searchlight helped guide the craft through heavy fogs.— Washington Post, July 29, 1922
Commemorating ANZAC Day…Australians Aviators at War Image #3: Australia’s leading ace of World War Two, Clive ‘Killer’ Caldwell and his Supermarine Spitfire, 452 Squadron (part of the 1 Wing RAAF) in defence of Darwin, 1943.
Commemorating ANZAC Day…Australians Aviators at War Image #4: A 77 Squadron Gloster Meteor of the RAAF loaded up for a ground attack sortie during the Korean War
Commemorating ANZAC Day…Australians Aviators at War Image #5: Aircrew of 2 squadron RAAF and their BAC English Electric Canberra bombers, Phan Rang air base in South Vietnam, during the Vietnam War
“Miss Pittsburgh,” 1927 (via)
On This Day in Pittsburgh History: April 21, 1927
Aces and Their Aircraft…Image #1: Paddy Finucane (28 confirmed) and his Supermarine Spitfire Mk. Vb