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It's not a patch of Walt Disney animated classics, but Planes: Fire and Rescue is a beautifully animated and mostly entertaining action drama that pitches itself explicitely to kids without insulting adults. The Box Office: Planes debuted last August on a wave of negative buzz, much of it over the false presumption that Pixar was [...]
The Piper J-3 Cub is a small, simple, light aircraft that was built between 1937 and 1947 by Piper Aircraft. With tandem (fore and aft) seating, it was intended for flight training but became one of the most popular and best-known light aircraft of all time. The Cub's simplicity, affordability and popularity invokes comparisons to the Ford Model T automobile.
The aircraft's standard chrome yellow paint has come to be known as “Cub Yellow” or "Lock Haven Yellow". Source: Wikipedia
Manfred von Richthofen (May 2, 1892 – April 21, 1918), also known as The Red Baron, was a German fighter pilot with the Luftstreitkräfte during World War I. Widely considered the top fighter ace of WWI, he is officially credited with 80 air combat victories. He was shot down and killed in battle on April 21, 1918.
Great moments in aviation, Nov 2, 1947: Howard Hughes flies the Spruce Goose. The massive eight engine aircraft is the largest ever built and was designed to carry over 700 troops for the US military. It is currently housed and on display at the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum in McMinnville, Oregon, USA.