Some 97 years ago on this day in history, a danger-prone, thrill-chasing kid from Columbus, Ohio set on his way … Continue reading On This Day in 1918, One of America’s Most Celebrated Fighter Pilots Scored His First Kill
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The year was 1977, and the Canadian Department of National Defence had just kicked off their New Fighter Aircraft program … Continue reading The CF-14-Eh Tomcat?
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