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Caudron R.4 – WWI French Aeroplane

The image above is a World War I era postcard depicting a good landing back when the old adage of “Any landing you can walk away from is a good landing” had real meaning. I suppose that adage holds true … Continue reading

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Curtiss C-1 Canada Twin-Engine Bomber

On this date, September 3, 1915, a Curtiss C-1 Canada prototype aircraft – the first twin-engine aeroplane in Canada – was tested at Long Branch near Toronto, or, if you will just south of Toronto, in the Lakeshore area of … Continue reading

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August 22 – A Pioneering Day In Aviation

On this date, August 22, several significant vents happened during the pioneer era of aviation – though I am easily breaking my own rule of not posting material after the conclusion of WWI, simply because the data is either cool … Continue reading

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