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What's in the new issue of Air &
Space/Smithsonian? A history detailing
the rise and fall of the Pogo fighters
during the Cold War, as well as a
report on counterfeit parts for airliners.
Is traveler safety being compromised?
All this and more in the Oct./Nov. 1996 issue.
We're pleased to introduce SpaceBeat, wherein veteran space reporter and
Air & Space/Smithsonian Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr brings us
news and views of missions, programs, and plans from the aerospace world.
Air & Space associate editor Diane Tedeschi recently interviewed Colonel
Donald S. Lopez, U.S. Air Force (ret.), who flew a Curtiss P-40 Warhawk
with the 23rd Fighter Group in China. After the war, Lopez worked as an
Air Force test pilot at Eglin Field in Florida, experiencing firsthand
the United States' transition into the Jet Age. Read her interview and
view wartime footage of P-40s flying formation over China.
Once a year, the last of the big iron from World War II and three other
classes of closed course pylon racers show up in Reno, Nevada to see who
has the fastest airplane and who is just talking. In our April/May 1992
issue, we took a look at "The Last Piston Show".
ON MINATURE WINGS will take you on a guided tour of some of the National
Air and Space Museum's model aircraft collection's highlights. Lavishly
illustrated with over 150 full-color photographs, this book offers a fact-filled
introduction to the marvelous miniature world of aeromodeling.
SEEN ON THE WEB
Follow the adventures of Tom
Claytor, Bush Pilot in his solo expedition to the seven continents
of the world. Speaking of bush flying, the Alaskan Region of the FAA has
posted Flight Tips
for Pilots in Alaska, which contain more than you may want to know
about flying in the great north. And, finally, we ran across a wonderful
little Amelia Earhart
site you should see.
Fire". In a Cold War program, tests were conducted to see if aircraft
could be captured on short runways using arresting cables. In this Sighting,
an F-84 makes a successful - although abrupt - arrival at the test rig.
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