Archives: Books & Movies

Planes: From the Wright Brothers to the Supersonic Jet

Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine June/July 2021 Online Issue Budding aviation fans will pore over every page of “Planes: From the Wright Brothers to the Supersonic Jet” by Jan van der Veken (3/9/21; ISBN 978-3791374413; Hardcover $19.95; Ages 8-12; 104 … Continue reading

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Book Signing @ Morey Field (C29)

Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine – June/July 2021 Online Issue During his four years above the earth, throughout 58 years of teaching more than a thousand pilots, Field Morey overcame fear, faced weather, set records, had abundant fun…and as he … Continue reading

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Four Years Above The Earth – A Memoir by Field Morey

(A Review by Dave Weiman) Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine – June/July 2021 Online Issue Whether it is a book entitled “Poberezny,” as told by his son-in-law, Chuck Parnall, and daughter, Bonnie Poberezny…. “Fire And Air” – A Life On … Continue reading

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Vision Films & Action Aviation Reach New Heights With “One More Orbit” Deal

Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2020 issue LOS ANGELES (August 18, 2020) – Vision Films Inc. (“Vision”) has announced it has acquired worldwide distribution rights to the “One More Orbit” documentary from Action Aviation. The feature-length film documents the … Continue reading

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Why we fly them, and how we make them fly?

by Sean Elliott Vice President, Advocacy and Safety Experimental Aircraft Association Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2020 issue EDITOR’S NOTE: On October 2, 2019, a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress owned by the Collings Foundation crashed at Bradley International Airport … Continue reading

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Never Stop Getting Better

by Dean Zakos Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2020 issue I just want to keep improving, to keep getting better.” – Anonymous Scenario: You are level at 3,500 feet. With you in the cockpit are a good friend (a … Continue reading

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Living WWII Tuskegee Fighter Pilot’s Triumph Against Nazis Abroad & Racism At Home

Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2019 issue WASHINGTON, DC – “Colored people aren’t accepted as airline pilots.” The “negro type has not the proper reflexes to make a first-class fighter pilot.” These were the degrading sentiments that faced eighteen-year-old … Continue reading

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“Turret Tales” Author, Judie Ohm Will Be At Oshkosh 2019

Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2019 issue Attention all history buffs! You need to meet Judie Ohm at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, July 22-28, and get a copy of “Turret Tales,” about S/Sgt Doug Ward of Mondovi, … Continue reading

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SPACE CRAFT: 100 Iconic Rockets, Shuttles & Satellites That Put Us In Space

Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2018 issue In 1957, the world looked on with both uncertainty and amazement as the Soviet Union launched Sputnik 1, the first man-made orbiter. Sputnik 1 would spend three months circling Earth every 98 … Continue reading

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Race to Hawaii

Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2018 issue CHICAGO, ILL. – Surrounded in every direction by more than a thousand miles of deep blue ocean, Hawaii is one of the most isolated places on Earth. Traveling to and from this … Continue reading

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