Category Archives: Historical

America’s First Flying Aircraft Carriers

Source: Gizmodo – By Andrew Tarantola Flying aircraft carriers are a great idea on paper – especially when they’re commanded by the likes of Nick Fury – but in reality, they’re more death trap than sky island. Or, at … Continue reading

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All Aboard L’Armand-Barbès

Source: The Paris Review – By Dan Piepenbring Say you’ve got to skip town in a hurry. Maybe you owe somebody a lot of money; maybe the mayor’s daughter is in love with you and you’re below her station; … Continue reading

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Blimp became an MVP in earthquake coverage

Source: Sports Business Journal One of television’s most memorable uses of a blimp began on Oct. 17, 1989, at 5:04 p.m. Pacific time.

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From the archive, 20 August 1936: From New York to Frankfurt on the Hindenburg

Source: Wonderfully smooth compared to aeroplane travel, one has a feeling of complete security, says reporter on board the Zeppelin.

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Taking war into the skies: The age of the airship

Source: Russia Beyond the Headlines – By Alexander Vershinin Making its first inauspicious appearance during the war of 1812 against Napoleonic France, the airship was later to serve as a vital step in the development of Russian air power, proving … Continue reading

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