Pilot Profile: Lydia Litvyak, the World's First Female Fighter Ace
Aviation Oil Outlet on Apr 13th 2018

When the Third Reich invaded Russia on June 22, 1941, they brought with them more than 3 million sol…
Pilot Profile
Leslie Jones: the Camera-man
Aviation Oil Outlet on Mar 28th 2018

Take yourself back to the early days of aviation. Just how far back you go is really up to you. Mank…
Aviation History
Plane of the Week: Hawker Hurricane
Aviation Oil Outlet on Mar 23rd 2018

The British Hawker Hurricane was one of the most important fighters for the Royal Air Force early on…
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A Look at WASPs: The Women Airforce Service Pilots of WWII
Aviation Oil Outlet on Mar 13th 2018

The U.S. was experiencing a shortage of pilots during World War II. In efforts to find a way to fill…
Aviation History
Jimmy Doolittle: Pioneering Pilot, Aeronautical Engineer, and Military Strategist
Aviation Oil Outlet on Mar 2nd 2018

Some people do little. But this Doolittle did a lot.  James Harold "Jimmy" Doolittle was b…
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Plane of the Week: Aichi D3A
Aviation Oil Outlet on Feb 23rd 2018

The Aichi D3A was a carrier dive bomber primarily used in WWII that played a role in almost every Im…
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Plane of the Week: Grumman F6F Hellcat
Aviation Oil Outlet on Feb 9th 2018

Designed as a successor to the Grumman F4F Wildcat, the F6F Hellcat became America's dominant fighte…
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Eddie Rickenbacker: Ace of Aces, Race Car Driver, Air Transportation Pioneer
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jan 19th 2018

Not every fighter pilot was considered an ace during World War I, let alone the ace of aces. But …
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Plane of the Week: Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21
Aviation Oil Outlet on Nov 24th 2017

The MiG-21 is flown by over 50 nations and is the most produced supersonic jet fighter. 11,600 MiG-2…
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Plane of the Week: de Havilland Vampire
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jul 14th 2017

Not all vampires suck, you know. Not all vampires can fly, either. In both American and European f…
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A Brief History of Early Aerial Warfare
Aviation Oil Outlet on Oct 24th 2016

It might seem reasonable to assume that aerial warfare didn't begin until the 20th century-after all…
Aviation History
Antis the German Shepherd: Airman's Best Friend
Aviation Oil Outlet on Aug 9th 2016

Let slip the dogs of warJanuary 1940: Phoney War. Václav Robert Bozděch and Pierre Duval were on a r…
Aviation History
Plane of the week: Douglas C54E The Spirit Of Freedom
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jun 17th 2016

Recently, A few of us here at The Flight Blog got the chance to head to a World War II reenactment e…
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Plane of the Week: Boeing X-20 Dyna-Soar
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jun 10th 2016

Q: What does a spaceplane and a Dodo bird have in common? A: Neither flew before their demise (but…
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Plane of the Week: Boeing B-17
Aviation Oil Outlet on Apr 8th 2016

Top speed: 287 mphLength: 74'Wingspan: 104'0'First flight: 28 July 1935Introduction: April 1938Produ…
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