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  Era Aviation, Inc.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
In 1948, an adventuresome young man named Carl F. Brady brought a Bell 47A helicopter to Alaska, establishing what is now the world's oldest helicopter company - a company that by 1998 would boast commercial operations in several countries, fixed-wing service, and flightseeing service for travelers.
Era Aviation is now Alaska's largest regional airline, and ranks as one of the top 25 regional airlines in the United States.
Aviation service to communities like Kodiak, Valdez, Seward, Cordova, Homer, Iliamna and Kenai, as well as Alaska villages, have helped the airline service expand rapidly and establish a solid customer base.
www.era-aviation.com /eranf/ae_History.stm   (610 words)

 History of Naval Aviation Ordnance
An aviation designation for Gunner's Mates who had qualified as aviation armament and munitions technicians, and were attached to an aviation activity, were so identified by appropriate entries in their service records.
The Aviation Ordnanceman rating was established at all four petty officer grades of Chief, First, Second and Third Class on March 2, 1926 as a rating within the Aviation Branch.
The Aviation Ordnanceman rating was filled initially from qualified personnel serving primarily with the ratings of Gunner's Mate and Torpedoman (assigned to aviation).
www.aaoweb.org /AAO/History   (2918 words)

 CTO Sea Dogs
Aviation Antisubmarine Warfare Operator (AW) - Established 1968; (Sept 1) BUPERS Note 1440 of 29 January 1968.
Aviation Electronicsman - Established 1948 from the rating of Aviation Radioman; included in Aviation Electronics Technician 1955.
Aviation Pilot - Established 1924; pay grades C and 1c established 1927; pay grade 2c and 3c established 1942; disestablished 1961.
groups.msn.com /CTOSeaDogs/ratings17751969.msnw   (4080 words)

 Air Power:Billy Mitchell Sinks the Ships
Aviation, which was part of the U.S. Army, would have been forgotten if the assistant chief of the air service, William "Billy" Mitchell, had not made fighting for the future of aviation in the U.S. military his top personal mission.
Testifying before the House subcommittee on aviation, Mitchell stated that 1000 bomber aircraft could be built and operated for the cost of one dreadnought and that his airplanes could sink a battleship.
By 1948, naval aviation was an established division of the navy with no desire to become separate.
www.centennialofflight.gov /essay/Air_Power/mitchell_tests/AP14.htm   (1093 words)

 Aviation Overview
Information about aviation federal grants and Transportation Trust Fund obligated funds for aviation is found in the NJ Transportation Fact Book published regularly by the Department.
The Department keeps pilots and the public informed of aviation news and events, about individual airports and its employees answer questions daily about licensing and registration of public use airports and heliports.
In 1948 the Legislature transferred the Department of Aviation from a stand-alone department to a part of the Department of Conservation and Economic Development.
www.state.nj.us /transportation/commuter/aviation   (296 words)

 ABWE Aviation Ministries
ABWE was first interested in aviation in 1948 when the Dutch New Guinea field opened (later called Irian Jaya, now Papua).
The aviation team is currently seeking personnel for an aviation ministry in Ghana, West Africa where it will use a floatplane to help establish local churches.
The aviation church planter partners with the churches and missionaries he serves, fits into a team ministry according to his gifts and abilities, and expedites the outreach to remote areas where transportation is a problem.
www.abwe.org /serve/ministry_focus/aviation.asp   (426 words)

 Wal-Mart Stores—Aviation & Travel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
From the first departmental flight in a Piper Aztec to the present, with the largest corporate fleet of Learjets in the world, Wal-Mart Aviation's dedicated team of professionals continue to provide world-wide air transportation to our Wal-Mart Associates that is second to none in terms of safety, reliability and flexibility.
Wal-Mart Aviation consists of operations, maintenance, scheduling, and an administrative staff that works in unison to transport thousands of Associates annually.
A job with Wal-Mart Aviation is a career opportunity for pilots who are committed to long term career growth.
www.walmartstores.com /GlobalWMStoresWeb/navigate.do?catg=285   (232 words)

 Qwika - similar:1977_in_aviation
Timelineof aviation 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 This is a list of aviation-related events from 1973: [edit] Icelandair established.
Timelineof aviation 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 This is a list of aviation-related events from 1968: [edit] January January 21 - a US Air Force B-52 Stratofortress crashes in the sea near Thule AFB Greenland, carrying four nuclear weapons.
Timelineof aviation 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 This is a list of aviation-related events from 1949: 1 Events 1.1 January 1.2 February 1.3 April 1.4 May 1.5 July 1.6 August 1.7 September 1.8 November 2 First flights 3 Entered service [edit] AerolĂ­neas Argentinas established.
www.qwika.com /rels/1977_in_aviation   (967 words)

 AIR SPORTS INTERNATIONAL   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Air France is nationalized in 1948, with Max Hymans as Chairman.
On June 16, 1948 the company was nationalized; Max Hymans became Chairman and Henri Ziegler Chief Executive Officer.
By late 1948, there were nine weekly Constellation flights to New York, including the "Golden Comet," complete with sleeping berths.
airsports.fai.org /dec98/dec9824.html   (1745 words)

 1948: Aviation - Archive Article - MSN Encarta
1948: Aviation - Archive Article - MSN Encarta
As 1948 drew to a close there was evidence that the aviation tide was turning.
Military manufacturing was beginning to move upward, but commercial aviation had not actually turned the corner; all of its branches continued to suffer from postwar readjustments.
ca.encarta.msn.com /sidebar_461505490/1948_Aviation.html   (132 words)

 AB History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The rating of Aviation Boatswain's Mates (ABM) was established 6 September 1944 and promulgated to fleet personnel on 14 September 1944 by BUPERS Circular letter 268-44.
Approval for the Aviation Boatswain's Mates rating badge was granted 30 November 1944 by BUPERS Circular Letter 363-44.
Rating qualifications for Aviation Boatswain's Mates were first printed and promulgated in change number four to the BUPERS manual in February 1945.
www.abma-usn.org /ab-history.htm   (1002 words)

 Stanley's History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
1948 - The Stanley Aviation Corporation was founded by Robert M. Stanley, an accomplished Navy test pilot.
Stanley was enshrined in the National Aviation Hall of Fame.
Stanley was invented to participate on the Gulfstream technical team where we contributed to the design process thereby yielding cost effective tube assemblies.
www.stanleyaviation.com /History.htm   (553 words)

 Enlisted Ratings in U.S. Navy, 1775-1969
Aviation Guided Missileman - Established 1953; disestablished 1959.
Aviation Support Equipment Technician - Established October 1965.
Fireman Apprentice - Changed from Fireman 2c 1948.
www.history.navy.mil /faqs/faq78-3.htm   (4132 words)

 De Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver - Free net encyclopedia
Image:C-FGYN Adlair Aviation de Havilland Beaver (DHC2) 01.jpg.JPG The de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver is one of the most famous bush planes in the world.
First flight of the Beaver was August 16 1947, with the first aircraft being delivered in April of 1948.
The plane was an immediate success within the Canadian aviation community, and when production finally ceased in 1967, 1,657 DHC-2 Beavers had been built.
www.netipedia.com /index.php/L-20_Beaver   (515 words)

 Wright and Curtiss
The first concrete thought on aviation began with the charcoal and pen drawings of flying machines by Leonardo da Vinci in Florence, Italy during the Renaissance.
His artist’s eye is impeccable in his imagery of major American aviation groundbreakers and their contributions from just before and including World War I, World War II, and onward to the tremendous innovation and experimentation of the jet age.
The first half century of aviation was fortunate to have been documented by this artist and scholar who personally preserved these visionary reflections of the mortal angels who drove the first “chariots of the heavens” across our skies.
www.marchfield.org /thompson.html   (1853 words)

 British Military Aviation in 1948
From 1948 onwards Royal Air Force (RAF) units in Aden supported a number of operations mounted by the British Army and the Aden Protectorate Levies, in an effort to resolve local disputes and to combat attempts to extort travellers using the trade routes through Aden.
Following serious rioting and social unrest in early 1948, Sir Edward Gent, the High Commissioner for the Federation of Malaya, declares a state of emergency.
A de Havilland Mosquito PR34 of No.13 Squadron RAF is shot down by a North American P51 Mustang of No.101 Squadron Israeli Air Force during a reconnaissance sortie from Fayid in the Canal Zone.
www.rafmuseum.org.uk /milestones-of-flight/british_military/1948.html   (1068 words)

 Douglas DC-3 Airplane, N34 -- Aviation: From Sand Dunes to Sonic Booms: A National Register of Historic Places Travel ...
The Douglas DC-3, N-34 is representative of an aircraft type that revolutionized the commercial airline industry and made a significant contribution to the evolution of military aviation during World War II.
During the early stages of disposing of the DC-3s beginning in the 1970s (as new jets were taking over their functions), initial efforts by FAA employees to preserve one for its historic value finally cumulated in this last FAA DC-3, N-34, being reinstated by the FAA Administrator in 1985.
The airplane retains the same equipment, furnishings and arrangement that were originally installed in 1957 and is currently being restored so that it can participate in the First Flight Centennial at Kitty Hawk.
www.cr.nps.gov /nr/travel/aviation/dou.htm   (593 words)

 Flight School In California by Sunriseaviation.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
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 Douglas C-54 (R5D) Skymaster   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
It was later assigned to other transport duties and was eventually retired in October 1961.
During the Berlin Airlift in 1948, every C-54 the USAF had was pressed into service to supply the isolated city.
Many C-54s were later converted into litter-carrying planes for use during the Korean Conflict, returning 66,000 patients to the United States.
www.theaviationzone.com /factsheets/c54.asp   (340 words)

 Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15 - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Although it possessed a number of dangerous handling eccentricities (some of which were never really resolved), including pitch-up at transsonic speeds, it had exceptional performance, with a top speed of over 650 mph (1,040 km/h).
Designated MiG-15, the first production example flew on 31 December 1948.
It received the NATO reporting name "Fagot", entering Soviet air force service in 1949.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/J-4   (834 words)

 Carolinas Aviation Museum
Dedicated to preserving the aviation heritage of both North and South Carolina, the Museum is located at the Charlotte-Douglas International Airport.
The Museum is the premier aviation museum in the Carolinas.
These assets, combined with strong support among the civilian and military aviation community in the Carolinas and our location in the largest metropolitan community in the Carolinas positions us to well to meeting our goals of becoming one of the premier aviation museums in the country.
www.carolinasaviation.org   (1692 words)

 Northern California Charter Flight Services - Redding Jet Center
Within a few years the three aviators incorporated, with Kilpatrick as president.
Area speedboat enthusiast can purchase high-octane aviation fuel from the center, and aircraft owners interested in having fuel delivered into remote areas can contract through our over the road fuel truck transport service.
With a foundation of high professional standards, Redding Aero Enterprises, Inc. looks forward to continue serving the aviation needs of its clients.
www.reddingjet.com /rae.html   (484 words)

 The Franklin Air Show @ The Franklin Institute   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The aviation exhibit, The Franklin Air Show, re-opened October 18, 2003 after a period of renovation.
The centerpiece of the exhibit is the Institute's newly restored 1911 Wright Model B Flyer, which was returned to the museum in the summer of 2003 after undergoing restoration at Aeroplane Works in Dayton, Ohio.
The 1948 T-33 jet trainer (one of the most successful jet trainers ever built), shows visitors how to handle real jet controls, while other interactives introduce cockpit controls, principles of flight, and how they impact aircraft design.
www.fi.edu /tfi/exhibits/aviation.html   (592 words)

 J A A R S: History—Overview
For safety and efficiency I am convinced that hydroplane transportation must be used to reach these out-of-the-way people.” But it wasn’t until 1948 that JAARS made its way into mission aviation history.
In addition, the extremely difficult travel and overwhelming time involved were taking their toll on SIL personnel and programs.
Jungle Aviation And Radio Service, now known as JAARS, was formed with one amphibious plane serving in Peru.
www.jaars.org /history_overview.shtml   (918 words)

 Welcome to the Washington Aviation Association
Preparations are well underway for the 24th Annual Northwest Aviation Conference and Trade Show.-- once again at the Western Washington Fairgrounds in Puyallup WA.
was formalized into a non-profit corporation in 1948 to confront problems of the industry and build a stable and prosperous future
jointly solve the problems of the aviation industry.
www.washington-aviation.org /WAAmembers.html   (117 words)

 Biographies : BRIGADIER GENERAL EUGENE D. SCOTT   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Brigadier General Eugene D. Scott is chief, Studies, Analysis, and Gaming Agency, Organization of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, The Pentagon, Washington, D.C. General Scott was born in Thomasville, Ga., in 1927, and graduated from Thomasville High School in 1945.
He received a bachelor of arts degree in Greek from the University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn., in 1948, and a master of science degree in international affairs from The George Washington University, Washington, D.C., in 1968.
He began his military career as a basic airman at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, in November 1948, entering the aviation cadet program in March 1949.
www.af.mil /library/biographies/bio.asp?bioID=7083   (579 words)

 J A A R S: Wings to the World
In 1948 William Cameron Townsend founded JAARS in Peru to safely reach Amazonian language groups.
Come and celebrate mission aviation with us and learn more about the history of powered flight and mission aviation.
See the aircraft that represent the future of mission aviation.
www.jaars.org /wings_world.shtml   (349 words)

 History of the Airport - City Of Eden Prairie
Grill sold it, with some additional land, to Ken Osterberg and W. Beadie of American Aviation, Inc. By the fall of 1945, the sixty acre field was newly graded and seeded and had two new wooden hangers and an administration building.
Stuber suggested that Flying Cloud would be a better name, one he felt reflected local Indian lore and flying.
In 1948, American Aviation sold the field to the Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC), a new agency created by the state legislature to own and operate a system of airports within the metropolitan area.
www.edenprairie.org /vcurrent/live/article.asp?r=1549   (302 words)

 1948 - definition of 1948 - Labor Law Talk Dictionary (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab1.isi.jhu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
1948 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar).
1945 1946 1947 - 1948 - 1949 1950 1951
February 1 - Soviet Union begins to jam Voice of America broadcasts.
dictionary.laborlawtalk.com.cob-web.org:8888 /1948   (1609 words)

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