National Agricultural Aviation Association: NAAA’s database connects farmers with aerial applicators

National Agricultural Aviation Association: NAAA’s database connects farmers with aerial applicators. “America’s aerial applicators — or crop dusters as they are known in older jargon — are primed and ready to support farmers in need of fast, timely and effective applications this growing season. If they don’t have an existing relationship with an aerial applicator, farmers in need of an aerial application service provider should search NAAA’s ‘Find an Aerial Applicator’ database.”

University of Georgia Libraries: Delta Air Lines Documents Available Online Through the Digital Library of Georgia

University of Georgia Libraries: Delta Air Lines Documents Available Online Through the Digital Library of Georgia. “The collection contains Delta Air Lines’ digitized timetables, flight maps, and annual reports for the past century through its expansions, moves, and mergers with other airlines to become the aviation industry leader in the United States.”

Flying: Avidyne Expands Database to Include Backcountry Airstrips

Flying: Avidyne Expands Database to Include Backcountry Airstrips. “Flying into the backcountry and landing on an unimproved strip next to a lake where the fish normally die of old age is on many a pilot’s bucket list. The Avidyne Corporation, Jeppesen and the Recreational Aviation Foundation are making it easier to find these out-of-the-way places by including them in the new Jeppesen Nav Databases for GPS. The new database will feature unimproved airstrips on both private property and public lands.”

‘Cleared for takeoff’: New website takes an inside look into the history of Pan Am (University of Miami)

University of Miami: ‘Cleared for takeoff’: New website takes an inside look into the history of Pan Am . “The ‘Cleared for Takeoff: Explore Commercial Aviation’ documentation features Pan Am materials digitized from collections at the University of Miami, HistoryMiami Museum, and Duke University, alongside commercial aviation resources from the Digital Public Library of America’s (DPLA) partner network.”

Warbird Digest: Rare Short Films Now Online Digital Delights

Warbird Digest: Rare Short Films Now Online Digital Delights. “Eighty-six selections from The Museum of Flight’s collection of rare, behind-the-scenes movies have been digitized for the first time and are now online. The films date from World War I to Apollo 13. Most of the films are privately shot footage and home movies that offer surprising views of local culture and aerospace history not available anywhere else. Highlights include home movies of flight attendants at work and leisure circa 1940; making and flying German fighters in 1918; Alaska bush flying the 1940s; Aerocar fun in 1968; and Bill Boeing partying with friends circa 1930.”

Hull Live: Families share memories of airship disaster to mark 100th anniversary

Hull Live: Families share memories of airship disaster to mark 100th anniversary. “An appeal for information ahead of the 100th anniversary of an airship disaster that claimed dozens of lives has unearthed a range of ‘touching’ stories and artefacts from the families of casualties, survivors and witnesses. The R.38/ZR-2 exploded mid-flight and crashed into the Humber in front of thousands of onlookers in Hull on August 24 1921, leaving 44 of the aircraft’s 49-strong British and American crew dead.”

Georgia State University: Georgia State Library Special Collections and Archives Uncovers Previously Unknown Photos of Amelia Earhart’s 1934 Visit to Atlanta

Georgia State University: Georgia State Library Special Collections and Archives Uncovers Previously Unknown Photos of Amelia Earhart’s 1934 Visit to Atlanta. “Previously unknown photos of Amelia Earhart, the first woman to pilot an airplane solo across the Atlantic Ocean, during her visit to Atlanta in 1934 have been discovered in the Georgia State University Library’s Special Collections and Archives.”

BBC: Appeal for tales of Hull airship crash which killed 44

BBC: Appeal for tales of Hull airship crash which killed 44. “An appeal has been launched for stories and memorabilia ahead of the 100th anniversary of an airship disaster which killed 44 people. The R.38/ZR-2 exploded mid-flight in front of onlookers in Hull on 24 August 1921, before crashing into the River Humber, killing most of the crew. The airship, called the ‘Titanic of the skies’, was on a test flight before being handed over to the US Navy.”

Portland Tribune: Spruce Goose archives could take flight with state grant

Portland Tribune: Spruce Goose archives could take flight with state grant. “If you think Howard Hughes’ plane the Spruce Goose is big (It is. It really is), then try this on for size: more than 1 million pieces of paper — documents, blueprints, original drawings and thousands of photographs. That’s what the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum in Yamhill County holds in a stack of shelves, file cabinets and cardboard tubes related to construction of the giant flying boat.”

Herald Scotland: Scotland’s proud aviation heritage celebrated with new trail and website

Herald Scotland: Scotland’s proud aviation heritage celebrated with new trail and website. “The Scottish Aviation & STEM Trail website launched today by the RAF in Scotland with collaboration from Scottish Regional Air Museums and the RAF Museum. The trail brings together the history of aviation in Scotland and promotes STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) activities for all ages, using the past to inspire the next generation. There is also input from the likes of the Scottish University Air Squadrons, Air Cadets and the RAF Museum with the Scottish Regional Air Museums and aviation enthusiasts from around the country.”

KGAB: Learn About Famous Wyoming Aviators At New Website

KGAB: Learn About Famous Wyoming Aviators At New Website. “The museum was founded by the late Jim Good, in the historic ‘Hangar 1’ at the Casper Wyoming’s International Airport. This is the site of the former Casper Army Air Base. The museum houses a collection from Good Racing and displays of military aviation memorabilia. For over a month now, artist and photographer Tim Mandese has been working with Natrona County’s Good Aviation Veterans Museum to upgrade their website, introduce a YouTube page with video tours, and upgrade their social media status.”

ProPublica: The Trump Administration Allowed Aviation Companies to Take Bailout Funds and Lay Off Workers, Says House Report

ProPublica: The Trump Administration Allowed Aviation Companies to Take Bailout Funds and Lay Off Workers, Says House Report. ” The federal government gave grants and some loans to airlines and their contractors, who were then meant to keep workers on their payrolls. The amount each company received would be based on six months worth of payroll from last year. In exchange, the companies had to agree not to conduct any layoffs until October, about six months after the CARES Act was passed. But ProPublica found that the companies laid off workers throughout the spring and then took the money intended to preserve the jobs they had already cut.”

Yorkshire Post: Log book shows pilot Amy Johnson loved taking plane for joyride

Yorkshire Post: Log book shows pilot Amy Johnson loved taking plane for joyride. “Covering the years from when she was learning to fly until just before the outbreak of the Second World War, the log book includes the Hull-born pilot’s record-breaking flights and her historic solo flight to Australia in 1930. The original document can be seen at Sewerby Hall, near Bridlington, but it is the first time a complete transcript has been made available on the East Riding Museums website.”

The Museum of Flight: The Museum of Flight is Now in Your Home

The Museum of Flight: The Museum of Flight is Now in Your Home. “The site features the best of the Museum’s exciting videos, virtual tours, blogs and collections; plus surprising new ways to explore one of Seattle’s top tourist attractions. State-of-the-art 3D tours in the Virtual Museum Online allow visitors to deeply explore the Museum’s top 12 aircraft, including favorites like Air Force One, Concorde, B-17 and the Space Shuttle Trainer. For the bigger picture, photos and info about every plane and spacecraft in the Museum’s renowned collection are also on view.”

Jewish News: Telling the stories of Jews who fought in Bomber Command

Jewish News: Telling the stories of Jews who fought in Bomber Command. “A non-Jewish archivist researching Jews who fought and died in Bomber Command from 1939 to 1945 has set up a self-funded website to share their stories, using Christmas and birthday money to pay for it. Cathie Hewitt left her job last year at the International Bomber Command Centre in Lincoln to focus on the project full-time, creating hundreds of family trees and travelling the world to uncover life stories.”