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For more information, call and to make a donation or to volunteer call Today it has about 50 members and associates from the Heber Valley and surrounding communities. Club members enjoy promoting, building, and flying radio control model aircraft of all types. They are an important resource to Scout leaders for aviation and model building activities.
The club offers free flight instruction. Bambi Knight is a regular performer at the Heber Valley Airshow.
For over 17 years The Misty Blues have performed all around the world. Knight has over jumps and holds several records. Approximately 10, were built. This aircraft is ased to the Utah wing of the Commemorative Air Force. Bret is the pilot, wife Karen is the tow plane pilot, son Garret provides narration and son Boyd is the co-tow pilot.
It has two seats and is the handicapped trainer. Magic is the pride of the fleet. The DC-3 transcended traditional obstacles of distance, geography and geopolitical borders. Without the DC-3 forming the foundation of the early airline industry, who knows where American Airlines, or air travel in general, would be today?
This particular aircraft was manufactured by Douglas at its Santa Monica, California facility in It was ased serialand factory Today, the Flagship Detroit is the oldest DC-3 still flying. The airplane had a complete overhaul inwhich included the repair or replacement of every major component. The result was a new airplane deated as the "AD" which made its first flight on March 18, For the next 12 years there was constant improvement on the airplane up through the AD-7, and 3, Skyraiders were delivered to the Navy, many of which were used during the Korean War.
Inthe U. Heber escort classified of its ability to carry large bomb lo, absorb heavy ground fire, and fly for long periods at low altitude, the A-1E was particularly suited for close-support missions. This new breed of Pitts Specials has brought trumpets into the aerobatic box, heralding a new athleticism, a sinuous grace, a vibrant form of aerobatic energy.
For contests, airshows, training, or pure excitement the Pitts S-2C sizzles and dazzles. Vertical lines are where the S-2C beats them all. After improving the wing tip shape, flattening the belly, improving the engine cowling and redeing the windshield, this model cruises 15 mph faster than the earlier model. Precision point rolls are possible at any speed thanks to the new wings and world-class stick centering. The new aerodynamic vertical and horizontal tails make maneuvering in any direction a snap.
Production began in with over 3, built to date.
They are still being produced. The aircraft is made of all aluminum frame construction, flush rivets, stressed skin and fabric control surfaces.
An on-board air compressor charges a pneumatic system which operates gear, flaps, brakes and engine starting. One of the first monoplanes to fly from U. In pure performance, the Zero outclassed the F4F, but with its tough construction and well-trained pilots using appropriate tactics, the Wildcat prevailed. Later in the war, the FM-2, an Eastern-produced version of the Wildcat, flew from escort carriers. The aircraft is powered by a modified Lycoming AEIB4D5, of more than horsepower, driving a special composite constant-speed propeller deed and built by Whirlwind Propeller of El Cajon, Calif.
The Zlin is of all-metal construction, and utilizes many different thicknesses of aluminum sheet, as well as titanium landing gear, to achieve light weight along with incredible strength. It weighs 1, pounds and has a top speed of miles per hour.
The battle of Midway found American forces struggling to hold onto their island airbase as they looked into the growing Japanese supremacy in the Pacific. On the 4th of June the U. Navy used six of their newest weapons in their effort to defend Midway from invasion by the Japanese fleet. They had never been used in combat before, and their crews had just finished training. When the U. The six crews on Midway were told to "meet us over the target.
Torpedo Squadron 8 arrived over the enemy fleet without any fighter protection. They attacked the Japanese carriers alone, pitting their slow bombers against the nimble Zeros.
All 16 TBDs from the Hornet were shot down, only one man surviving. Of the six new TBFs from Midway, only one returned, badly damaged, with one crewman dead and the other two both wounded. It was an inauspicious combat debut for the TBF, but the enemy lost three carriers that day, with another badly damaged.
For the first time since starting its offensive in December, the Japanese fleet had been turned back from its objective. The United States had begun the long fight back. This was also the type of aircraft President George H. Bush flew in WWII 58 combat missions.
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