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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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The Millionaires’ Unit

Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2018 issue THE MILLIONAIRES’ UNIT tells the unsung story of a group of Yale college students who took the initiative to learn to fly in preparation for America’s entry into World War I and … Continue reading

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Air Force One – The Book

Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2018 issue For the last 60 years, Air Force One has served every president and first lady through tragedies and triumphs. In aviation expert Nicholas A. Veronico’s book, “Air Force One,” he looks at … Continue reading

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