Category Archives: Helicopters

Wills’s Aviation Card #56 – “Howard-Wright” Biplane.

History Behind The Card: “Howard-Wright” Biplane. Card #56 of 75, W.D.& H.O Wills, Aviation series Capstan Navy Cut black back 1911 issue Howard Theophilus Wright, circa 1867 in Dudley, England, Great Britain –  died circa 1945; Thomas Octave Murdoch, January … Continue reading

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Checklist For Wills’s Cigarettes Aviation 1910 – 50 Cards

Checklist For Wills’s Cigarettes Aviation 1910  – 50 Cards “Flying Ship” of Francesco de Lana. Montgolfier, 1783. First Balloon Flight in England, 1784. First Successful Crossing the Channel, 1785. First Parachute Display, 1837. First “dirigible,” 1852. First Successful Dirigible, 1883. … Continue reading

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Wills’s Aviation Card #49 – “Rickman” Helicopter.

History Behind The Card: “Rickman” Helicopter. Card #49 of 50, W.D.& H.O Wills, Aviation series 1910 Rickman, – called Mr. Rickman… no data re: first name, date of birth or date of death. BUT… wait till you get to the … Continue reading

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Wills’s Aviation Card #48 – “Kimball”.

History Behind The Card: “Kimball”. Card #48 of 50, W.D.& H.O Wills, Aviation series 1910 Wilbur Ravel Kimball, January 28, 1863 in Woburn, Massachusetts, United States of America – July 30, 1940, Manhattan, New York, United States of America Kimball… … Continue reading

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It Sucked To Be An Early Innovative Aviation Inventor

By the time the general populous heard of the Wright Brother’s and their fabulous new aeroplane, they had actually had five successful years to improve upon their original flight, and put in numerous years previous working out aerodynamics, power-to-weight ratios, … Continue reading

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First Flight Of A Solar-Powered & Piloted Helicopter

Who knew that the University of Maryland would suddenly become the hotbed of pioneering aviation? While I have been remiss in discussing pioneers or pioneering feats in aviation featuring helicopters—I am a huge fan—let’s take a look at what some … Continue reading

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Wills’s Aviation Card #35 – Wright Bros.’ Biplane

History Behind The Card: Wright Bros.’ Biplane Card #35 of 50, W.D.& H.O Wills, Aviation series 1910 Orville Wright, August 19, 1871– January 30, 1948, Dayton, Ohio, United States of America; Wilbur Wright, April 16, 1867– May 30, 1912, Millville, … Continue reading

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Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum Commemorates Remembrance Day

If you are in the area – and even if you are not – go and visit the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada on Remembrance Day, November 11, 2014. For those of you who are unaware, November … Continue reading

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Boeing Vertol CH-46C Labrador Helicopter

On this date, August 27, 1959, the very first flight of the Boeing Vertol CH-46C helicopter (code-named Labrador) took place. This helicopter is a twin-engine, tandem-rotor aircraft that was a variant of the Boeing Vertol CH-46 Sea Knight built by … Continue reading

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