Category Archives: Stories

Scorchy Smith Comic Strip

I must admit that while I have heard of Scorchy Smith, I was not around on this planet to enjoy any of his adventures when they first appeared. Scorchy Smith was and is an aviation adventure comic strip that appeared … Continue reading

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Africa’s Flying And Invisible Warrior – The Story Of Kibaga

In a western society, one often gets caught up in all things Europe or North America, and tends to ignore the rest of the world. Mea culpa. I have on occasion written about and published stories about Japan – because … 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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Wayland The Smith And The Feathered Shirt

Before we go any farther, let me be upfront here and state that the following tale is indeed a story… not a real-life historical incident… a story. It’s a well-known German story –  one about a man named Wayland the … Continue reading

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In Flanders Fields

        In Flanders Fields In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We … Continue reading

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Tom Swift And His Air Glider

This past Sunday while at an antique market sale, I came across a few copies of a certain book series I have been after for about 15 years: Tom Swift, by its original “writer” Victor Appleton. Imagine my surprise when … Continue reading

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Planes – The 2013 Animated Movie

I don’t know about you, but I love animated flicks and cartons… everything from Heavy Metal to Jimmy Neutron to Betty Boop to Scooby Scoobert Doo. One of my favorites of the past 10 years has to be Cars (2006). … Continue reading

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Tailspin Tommy – Comic Strip

Have you ever heard of Tailspin Tommy the comic strip character? I have, but then again I have some 30,000 comic books and fancy myself as someone who knows quite a bit about comic books… then again… this is a … Continue reading

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The 1930s Speed Gibson Aviation Radio Show

Suffering wangdoodles, but everybody loves speed! But, back in the late 1930’s, it referred to a teenaged boy named Speed Gibson who was the darling of the skyways on the airwaves. As a radio adventurer, the Speed Gibson of the … Continue reading

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British Aviation Pioneer Spied For Japan

Aside from motive and sex, this British spy story has everything you would expect: money, politics… hmm, I also expect car chases and shoot-outs, but no such luck. This is the story of Master William Francis Forbes-Sempill (later named the … Continue reading

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