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101 Years ago today

Today in 1910 the first woman ever received her airplane pilot’s licence and thus becoming the first aviatrix in history: Raymonde de Laroche. Her story is quite remarkable, she was created a baron by none other than Czar Nicholas II and was quite an accompolished balloon pilot when she went …

The Kalinin K-7 Bomber

I guess most of us have heard of and some have even seen the B-17 Flying Fortress and the B-29 Superfortress. Fewer may have heard of the Kalinin K-7. The Kalinin K-7 was an early 1930’s Soviet Russian design for a bomber aircraft with a possible civilian configuaration. As you …

Amelia Earhart – unforgotten

Today in 1937 Amelia Earhart, famed aviatrix and, aviation pioneer and author, vanished together with her navigator Fred Noonan somewhere over the Central Pacific. In many ways, Amelia Earhat is the real-life material, many fictional Dieselpunk-heroines are made of. She was a bold, daring woman and for her time very …