Wednesday, December 3, 2008

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Willa Brown (Chappell) from You Fly, Girl by Cathy Gale
... Willa was instrumental in establishing the Coffey School of Aeronautics. (In doing so, she fulfilled Bessie Coleman's ambition of a black owned private flight school.) As the president of the Chicago branch of the National Airmen’s Association of America, she led the successful fight to integrate African Americans into the U.S. Army Corps. ...

Willa Beatrice Brown and African American Pilots - Flickr
... She continually lobbied the government for integration of black pilots into the segregated Army Air Corps and the federal Civilian Pilot Training Program (CPTP), the system established by the Civil Aeronautics Authority to provide a pool of civilian pilots for use during national emergencies. Subsequently, when Congress finally voted to allow separate-but-equal participation of blacks in civilian flight training programs, the Coffey School of Aeronautics was chosen for participation in the CPTP. Brown became the coordinator for the CPTP’s Coffey School of Aeronautics in Chicago, which became the hub of African American Civil Air Patrol activity in 1941. Brown is recognized for being the first black female officer in the Civil Air Patrol and the first black woman to hold a commercial pilot’s license in the United States. ...

Marion pilot aims to set speed record in globe-circling fundraiser - Ocala, FL
Foy, the 2006 winner of the 2478-mile Air Race Classic all-women's cross-country air race, also recently had a family member diagnosed with ALS. ...

Aviation Inspiration: At age 23 Barrington Irving became the youngest pilot ever to fly solo around t.. by wisdomgroup (WisdomGroup)

Congratulations, Amy! from The Girls With Wings Blog by Lynda
... Amy is 20 years old and also a junior at Dowling College, majoring in Aviation management with a professional pilot minor. "Anyone who knows me can assure you that I have a deep-rooted passion for Aviation. I think about it all the time. It is my first thought in the morning and my last thought as I close my eyes to rest at night." But besides this, she clinched it with "I also try to spark an interest in aviation in other people, not just girls, and share with them what a rewarding, interesting and amazing field it is." ...

Air Force Week SLC announced for 2009 - Davis County Clipper, UT
The event will culminate with an open house and air show at HAFB, as previously announced first by the Clipper. One of the nation’s premier demonstration ...

Airmen bid farewell to two Doolittle Raiders from Air Force Link Top Stories

Kidds Kids Flight from Nuts About Southwest - by sheaser
This episode of Red Belly Radio actually began back on October 2 with a telethon to raise funds to send a number of families with special needs kids to the Disney parks in Orlando Florida. Listeners of the Kidd Kraddick syndicated morning radio show pitched in and called a phone bank where volunteers took donations.

Historic Flight Delayed Another Day - Part six from News
Editors Note: As the crew of the Kelly D were not able to fly on Tuesday due to the weather, the report for tonight will be direct from the blog of Curtis Peters, President and CEO of

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Historic Flight Delayed Due to Weather – Part Seven from
The other issue we’re looking at is the cold. This front came in a week sooner than expected with temps aloft between -15 and -20. This is really pushing our gear as we’d only planned for as cold as -15. I’m 100% sure the plane can handled it, but I’m not convinced us pilots can. Remember your PDM classes? Yes, people make stupid decisions when their brains freeze up. If we were flying a Seneca V or something, I wouldn’t think twice about going, but we’re in a 900lb open cockpit biplane,” Peters continued.

Second PilotExpoNZ in February from Pacific Wings Magazine by Rob
The second PilotExpoNZ—a biennial expo for general aviation (GA) in New Zealand—will be held at Ardmore Airfield on the afternoon of Friday the 27th and all day on Saturday the 28th of February 2009. The first PilotExpoNZ in 2007 was the first aviation expo of its kind to be held in New Zealand and provided pilots, aircraft owners and operators the chance to meet the businesses that supply aviation products specifically for GA flying. ...

Taking dreams to the skies - Southern Highland News, Australia
He is an international Qantas pilot when he is at work and he conducts flights in his warbirds - a Russian YAK-52 and a Chinese Air Force Nanchang - when he ...

Lumbering Catalina touches down in NT - Northern Territory, Australia
"It's not really a lovely aeroplane to fly," he said. "It's heavy and sluggish but I think you would expect that if you look at the design of it. ...

Westland Apache from PPRuNe Forums by EGDY
AMARC - Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ from Fence Check
Ugly airplane contest from Pilots of America Message Board by Dan Thomas
Classic Jets from Fence Check
US - VA - AirPower Over Hampton Roads - Langley AFB - Apr 27-29, 2007
from Fence Check

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