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Vicki Z
06-29-2019, 12:09 PM
THE PROGRESSION OF FLIGHT, Due August 23,2019
Swap Due Date: August 23, 2019
Signup/Withdraw Date: August 23, 2019
Number of ATCs: 3 for 3 or 6 for 6
Number of Participants: Unlimited
Medium: Any and all media and techniques are welcome


July 20, 2019, IS THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF MAN'S WALK ON THE MOON



It has been said IF GOD HAD WANTED MAN TO FLY, (He would have given them inspiration)
And man has been given plenty of thoughts, ideas, and inspiration.

Attempts to fly are not only in our myths, but are documented in Greek, Roman, Egyptian, and pre-history times.
Man has attempted flight for over two THOUSAND years. No, the Wright brothers were not the first!!
Kites, balloons, movable/warping wings, and gliders all pre-date gliders, as well as "airplanes".

Kites lifted man in China. Leonardo da Vinci had a 15th-century documented glider.
Balloons came next with hot air balloons, followed by the discovery of hydrogen gas in the 18th century, at almost exactly the same time that the Montgolfier brothers re-discovered the hot-air balloon. Note the French reconnaissance balloon L'Intrépide of 1796. There were hot air balloons used in the Civil War, and dirigible balloons used in WWII. There were steam powered and bicycle powered flying machines. There were high wing, low wing, and bi wing planes. There were jet fighters and flights to the moon.

There were pioneers like Sir George Cayley, the Wright Brothers, Lucky Lindy, Jean Batten, Amelia Earhart, Neil Armstrong.

This swap is about the Progression of Flight


* This is a 3 for 3 or 6 for 6 card trade. Make 3 or 6 cards and receive the same number back.
Choose your focus or timeline (people, planes, or historic events). It would be fun to "date" your cards within their historic context (Earhart 1932, Lindbergh 1927, Neil Armstrong 1969) but that is up to you.

* ALL mediums and techniques are welcome. Please make sure you add some depth to your cards, whatever style you choose. Your mediums can include, but are not limited to: paper, tissue paper, crayon, acrylic, watercolor, gel pens, colored pencil, rubber stamping, ink, newspaper clippings, magazine clippings, etc. Please do not take an image, cut it out, glue it to a card, and call it done. Color the background. Add some texture. Add more than one image. Make the ATC YOUR CREATION! I do ask that you send in your best work. Something you would not be disappointed in receiving if it was sent to you.

*Please sign up by posting to this thread.
* ONLY ATCs allowed. No APCs accepted.
* All cards need to be sent each in their own plastic sleeve. This is for their protection!
* All cards need to be standard atc size: 2.5” x 3.5”
* Please put the Swap name and your Username on the back of all cards. And please write clearly on everything! We can't give you itrades and/or You Rock! points if we don't know who you are.
* All cards need to be sturdy enough to earn the name “card” (no floppy or flimsy paper). If it is created on a single sheet of paper, and "flimsy", please back your ATC with something stiffer, or more firm, such as a cereal box. Just as important, check for cards that are too thick. Each card must still be capable of fitting into the standard ATC sleeve. If your ATC will not fit into an ATC sleeve, it is too bulky.
* Please confirm there is enough postage on both the envelope you send to me, and the envelope I need to send back to you.
* If you are unsure about mailing ATCs, or just may want to pick up some good tips for shipping, here is a great link.
http://atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?t=909

* If you are inside the U.S., please include a Self Addressed Stamped Envelope 4 by 9 1/2 inches, with 55 cents postage, or one "Forever" stamp if trading 3 cards; or one forever and one 15 cent stamp (additional ounce postage) if trading 6 cards, OR if your cards are extra heavy or extra bulky (or 2 forever stamps if that is easier).

* International participants, if you have U.S. funds, or U.S. postage, it is greatly appreciated. However, since many of you do not have access to U.S. stamps, I will cover your postage. Please include a self addressed envelope 4 by 9 1/2 inches (10 x 28 cm), or if you do not have the correct size envelope, please include a large mailing label with your address and I will provide the envelope.

* I apologize for being so demanding about the envelope size, but the postal rates in the US charge extra for thickness. When cards are stacked, or overlapped, in (a smaller) envelope, it almost always costs more to mail. If you send me a small envy, the cards get stacked. When I use the 4 inch by 9 1/2 inch business size envelopes, I can spread the cards over the area, making a THIN package, and only pay for basic (minimum) postage.

* Cards are due IN MY HANDS by August 23, 2019. Returns will be mailed promptly.

* A hostie card in this theme is appreciated but not at all expected!

* Thank you for considering this swap! If you have my address from previous swaps, it hasn't changed.

* Above all ~Have fun!!!



Current Participants
If God had wanted man to Fly, Due August 23, 2019

1. StitchinWitch
2. Boots
3. Vicki Z
4. FlyingPhoenix

Vicki Z
06-29-2019, 11:31 PM
208190

1000 B.C.
Yes, that early
.....Kites were invented in China
.....Early prints show proof of first kites
.....Chinese person flying a kite (movable arm holding the kite)
.....Moooving Card.....Movable arm holding the kite.....This card Moves!
.....Person "flying" IN a kite, came soon after
.....Early writings document that man was lifted by kites to track the strength and movements of the enemy,
most particularly in times of war



208193

1488
Da Vinci Glider
Leonardo Da Vinci made many drawings of flying machines (gliders, planes, parachutes) in the late 1400's.
.....This sketch dated 1488


An interest in human flight goes back (documented) to 1000 BCE
But real progress in flight started in the 15th Century

Progression of Flight -- Timeline
1000 BCE First Kites
.....Kites are invented in China
900 BCE The Flight and Fall of Icarus
.....Greek Myths
853 BCE A King tries to fly
.....The English King Bladud is apparently killed attempting to fly
1485 Leonardo Da Vinci Designs flying machines
.....Designs gliders, planes, and parachutes

Vicki Z
06-29-2019, 11:33 PM
208191208192

1927
First Transatlantic Flight
Charles Augustus Lindbergh, nicknamed Slim, Lucky Lindy, and The Lone Eagle, was an American aviator, author, inventor, military officer, explorer, and social activist.
He made the first solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean on May 20-21, 1927, flying from Long Island, New York, to Paris, France.

Other pilots had crossed the Atlantic before him, but Lindbergh did it alone, non-stop, and successfully. Six men died in three separate crashes, and another three were injured in a fourth crash prior to Lindbergh’s success.
For his successful flight, Lindbergh won the $25,000 reward.
Background is a vintage photo of Charles Lindbergh with his airplane.
Image in the foreground folds to the right side to reveal full view of background photograph.
.....Charles Lindbergh first solo non-stop Trans-Atlantic flight
.....Won $25,000 Prize money
.....Foreground rubber stamp image
.....Watercolor on stamped image
.....Silver metallic gel pen on propeller
.....Moooving Card.....Fold Over Plane on top of Vintage Photo.....This card Moves!
Card shown closed.
Card shown open.

Vicki Z
06-30-2019, 11:25 AM
Many remember the pioneers like the Wright Brothers, Lucky Lindy, Amelia Earhart, Neil Armstrong.
How many of you know anything about Sir George Cayley, or the Montgolfier brothers??

StitchinWitch
06-30-2019, 12:34 PM
Can I join this swap?

Vicki Z
06-30-2019, 03:13 PM
Welcome. I signed you up.
You are new, so if you have any questions, please ask.

Vicki Z
07-01-2019, 12:30 AM
209366
1712
Steampunk Dreams of Flying
Steampunk is a subgenre of science fiction or science fantasy inspired
by 18th century industrial steam powered machinery
.....The first practical mechanical steam engine was introduced by
Thomas Newcomen in 1712, and patent requests reached their
greatest numbers shortly thereafter
.....Glossy Paper Sunset Background
.....Steampunk Inventor - Cut out, pop up
.....Gears, Wheels, and Spinning Windmill Blades to Create Flight
.....Gold crystals Embellishments


207750
1783
HOT AIR BALLOON
A hot air balloon is filled with air from a hotly burning fire.
Originally thought to require "smoke" to create lift (because they could see that smoke rose into the air), it was soon determined that hot air, not smoke, was the active ingredient. It was also discovered that some wood types burned hotter than other wood and gave the balloon more rising power.
On the 19th September 1783 Pilatre De Rozier, a scientist, launched the first hot air balloon called 'Aerostat Reveillon'. The passengers were a sheep, a duck and a rooster and the balloon stayed in the air for a grand total of 15 minutes before crashing back to the ground.


207751
1783
GAS BALLOON
On December 1, 1783, just ten days after the first hot air balloon ride, the first gas balloon was launched.
A gas balloon is a balloon that flies in the air because it is filled with a gas less dense than air or lighter than air (such as helium or hydrogen). It is sealed at the bottom to stop the gas escaping.



Progression of flight -- timeline
1709 Bartolomeu Laurenco de Gusmao designs a model glider
1783 The first un-tethered manned hot air balloons - created by the Montgolfier brothers
1783 The first gas (helium/hydrogen) balloons - by Jacques Alexander Charles and Nicholas Louis Robert

Vicki Z
07-02-2019, 12:50 PM
209245
1806
HMS Pallas flies Propaganda Kites
1806 First time a ship was used for airborne operations
.....Kites flown from the HMS Pallas scattered propaganda pamphlets over parts of France
.....Lord Thomas Cochrane of the British Royal Navy launched kites from HMS Pallas
(a 32-gun frigate)
.....HMS Pallas dropped propaganda leaflets on French territory
....Currently listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the first ship used for
airborne operations (flying kites) and dropping propaganda (including proclamations
against Napoleon Bonaparte)


209244
1861-1865 Hot Air Balloons used during the Civil War
1861-1865 Balloons used for spying on opposition troupes, troupe tracking,
ammunition drops, and supply refills
1861 Salmon P. Chase and Joseph Henry (Union) used hot air balloons
to spy on Confederate troops
1861 Thaddeus S. C. Lowe demonstrated "Aerial Reconnaissance"
to President Abraham Lincoln
.....Balloon was hooked to a cable that linked the balloon to the War Department
.....Balloons carried bags of sand, tied around the perimeter of the basket,
which could be dropped off as necessary to gain altitude
.....Due to balloons being uncontrollable and un-maneuverable, Lowe inadvertently
made a hot air balloon trip from Cincinnati to South Carolina just after the bombing
of Ft. Sumter. He was planning to go to New Jersey, and ended up on a 9-hour flight to SC.
207783
1937
Hindenburg Disaster/Zeppelin Explosion
.....Was to be filled with Helium
.....Filled instead with Hydrogen
.....Hydrogen is very flammable
.....This airship is considered a Zeppelin or a Dirigible (rigid, controlled airship)

Vicki Z
07-04-2019, 05:45 PM
208472
1901
Santos-Dumont Number 6 Airship (Blimp)
Card shows Santos-Dumont No. 6 just rounding the Eiffel Tower
.....The first aircraft to make routine controlled flights
.....Won the Deutsch de la Meurthe Prize, October 1901
.....NOT a dirigible, although looks similar
.....Technically this airship is considered a non-rigid airship, or "blimp"
.....A "Blimp" is a small non-rigid airship that maintains its form by
pressure from contained gas.


209296
1903
Two Wing Biplane, the Wright Flyer
Orville/Wilbur Wright (U.S.) make first powered, sustained, controlled airplane flight
in a heavier-than-air flying machine (bi plane)
.....The first powered, controlled airplane to fly, the Wright Flyer,
used a biplane wing arrangement
.....Biplanes soon became common-place


209358
1910
Seaplane
.....Henri Fabre makes the first successful seaplane flight at Martigues, near
Marseilles, France, 1910
.....A seaplane is a powered fixed-wing aircraft capable of taking off and landing on water.
.....Iris Fold Seaplane Image
.....Glossy Lake Background
....."Best Day Ever" Ticket to ride on a Seaplane
.....Seaplanes used to be the main form of air transport before the second world war,
.....Fell out of favor after WWII -- Considered "Dangerous"
.....Still used in Alaska and other areas inaccessible by road
.....The tourism industry in Alaska is heavily reliant on seaplanes to get visitors around.
.....Alaskans are also six times more likely than the average American to own a plane.


208217
1918
Two Wing Biplane, U.S. Air Mail Service Established
.....A fixed-wing aircraft with two main wings stacked one above the other
.....Two stacked wing airplanes were used in many aircraft in the early years of aviation
.....Air Mail was first flown in bi wing airplanes
.....Original Bi-planes were like the Wright Brothers "Flyer" flown/design copied in 1903
.....United States Air Mail Service Officially Established 1918
.....Biplanes upgraded
.....Biplane Image Collage -- Biplane image is an 1930's biplane image
.....Die Cut Globe
.....Air Mail Postage Stamp
.....Sticky Back Text

Ancient Planter
07-08-2019, 02:29 PM
I'm still thinking about this one. We've got company coming in a few days and a **certain person** doesn't want me to spread my art supplies back out on the dining table (doesn't everyone take over the dining table to do art??) until after they leave on July 19. Just so happens that a **certain person** is leaving for almost a week that day, too, so I'll have plenty of time to get my stuff spread out again then. :twitcy:

Vicki Z
07-08-2019, 04:19 PM
Sounds like a plan!
Hope it works out!!!!!



I'm still thinking about this one. We've got company coming in a few days and a **certain person** doesn't want me to spread my art supplies back out on the dining table (doesn't everyone take over the dining table to do art??) until after they leave on July 19. Just so happens that a **certain person** is leaving for almost a week that day, too, so I'll have plenty of time to get my stuff spread out again then. :twitcy:


Doesn't everyone spread out their art supplies on the dining room table?
I certainly do!!!!

Boots
07-08-2019, 06:05 PM
Thank you so much for mentioning Sir George Cayley.
People on this side of the pond have no idea who he is.

He is an English pioneer of aerial navigation and aeronautical engineering and designer of the first successful glider to carry a human being aloft. He is also reputed (by some) to be the first to fly an airplane, (NOT the Wright Brothers).

When I visited the Yorkshire Air Museum in Elvington and saw a replica of Cayley’s glider, I was told Sir Cayley invented the airplane 100 years before the Wright Brothers. Even French pioneer Charles Dolfuss (1923) stated the following: “The aeroplane is a British invention of Sir George Cayley.

The home and workshop of George Cayley are still kept much the way they were in the 1800's, and on display in his workshop, which is part of his estate in Scarsborough, which still stands in Yorkshire, are many of his ideas, notes, models, and inventions.

Consequently, I was happily surprised when the BBC, in a series hosted by Dame Penelope Keith (TV star of "Good Neighbors", "The Good Life", and "To the Manor Born") did a segment where she visited the estate, home, and workshop of George Cayley in the village that happily boasts him as the first man to discover flight, and the airplane, and is their native son.

Boots
07-09-2019, 03:45 PM
I neglected to ask you to sign me up. :(

Vicki Z
07-10-2019, 02:07 PM
I have signed you up.
\Welcome, Boots.

Vicki Z
07-10-2019, 02:23 PM
For those of you out there who would like to participate, but whose Muse is not co-operating, try making your ATCs following the three "P's".
That means make 1 card each of each of the following subjects/themes: "Person" involved, "Plane" or glider involved, "Place" from where to where (map, departure crowd, greeting crowd, newspaper coverage)

(Person) Charles A. Lindbergh, first person to fly non stop solo across the Atlantic Ocean 1927...(Plane) single engine, single seat, high wing monoplane, Named "Spirit of St.Louis"...(Place) Transatlantic flight from Long Island, New York, to Paris, France, 3625 miles (total 3 ATCs)

(Person) Amelia Earhart, first female to fly non stop solo across the Atlantic Ocean 1932...(Plane) Red Lockheed 5B Vega, 6 passenger, had wheel pants, cantilever (internally braced) one-piece spruce high wing...(Place) Transatlantic flight Newfoundland, Canada to Ireland 2026 miles (total 3 ATCs)

Vicki Z
07-10-2019, 09:17 PM
If you need inspiration, look up the specialized planes of the Great War
Planes designed flown during World War I, July 28, 1914 to November 11, 1918
Fighters, Bombers, Carriers.....
The Great War was the impetus for newer, faster, better, stronger, and more
maneuverable aircraft


209390
1916 - 1918
The Red Baron and the Dr.I Fokker Dreidecker
In the 19 months between 1916 and 1918, the Red Baron claimed 80 air combat victories
.....Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen (2 May 1892 – 21 April 1918), known
as the "Red Baron", was a fighter pilot with the German Air Force during WWI
.....Richthofen flew the celebrated Fokker Dr.I Dreidecker (triplane)
.....The triplane is a fixed wing aircraft with three vertical stacked wings
.....This 3 wing configuration potentially offers a faster rate of climb and tighter
turning radius, both of which are important in a fighter plane
.......The triplane was painted "BLOOD" red, and the name "Red Baron" was given to
this plane, and its pilot, by the Allied Forces
.....Awarded the "Blue Max" in 1917
.....Killed in a dogfight over France in 1918
.....Top image - Fokker DR.I Dreidecker
.....Black and White News shot of the Red Baron and his Dreidecker
.....Hazy Red Acrylic Background
.....Red and Midnight Purple glitter glue exploding bombs, downed planes, and flying shrapnel

Vicki Z
07-14-2019, 05:09 PM
208235
1920
Quantas founded
.....(Queensland And Northern Territory
Aerial Services) founded in 1920
.....Card created by Donnacr for my "Roaring 20's" Swap


208733
1926
NW Airlines founded as part of Civil Aviation
.....Collage images
.....Nuovo Gloss Dots
.....Nuovo Gloss Texture
.....Nuovo Duck Egg Blue Textured Clouds
.....Green Tea Gelatos
.....Sticky Back Text


208237
1927
The Royal Canadian Air Force
The Designation of "Royal Canadian Air Force" (RCAF) granted to the
Canadian Air Force on June 29, 1927, by King George V.
The Siskin plane pictured is a fighter purchased by the RCAF and was used
in combat until 1939

Vicki Z
07-16-2019, 01:16 PM
208792
1930
Tri-Rotor Plane
.....Plane can hover
.....Plane has vertical take off
.....Plane can land in either vertical or horizontal flight configuration
.....Flies for 24 hours longer than a helicopter on same amount of fuel
.....Can be loaded in the back of a cargo van for easy transport
.....Plane delivers a very stable and agile flight
.....Pre-cursor to the helicopter
.....Some wonder why the helicopter replaced the tri rotor plane ?????
.....Watercolor Background
.....Plane Image from the Web
.....Sticky Back Text



208542
1932
First Woman transatlantic Flight
.....Amelia Earhart first woman to fly solo non-stop Trans-Atlantic flight
.....Received Flying Cross Medal



208794
1936
First Operational Helicopter
The helicopter, or chopper, is a type of rotor-craft in which lift and thrust are supplied by rotors.
.....Developed and built during the early 1900's
.....Can take off and land vertically, as well as hover, and fly forward, backward, and laterally
.....Can be used in congested or isolated areas where fixed-wing aircraft and many forms of VTOL
(Vertical Take Off and Landing) aircraft cannot perform.
.....Useful in the face of the possibility of War in the near future
.....Useful of evacuating troupes in a war zone or afire
.....Cameo Background
.....Stamped and Colored Helicopter
.....Gimp Ladder
.....Silver Metal "Dog Tag"
.....Sticky Back Text


209061
1943-1944
WASP Test Pilot
Betty Wall earned her "Silver Wings" in the WASPs (Women Airforce Service Pilots),
while flying WWII missions 1943-1944
.....Tested various U.S. Military Aircraft BEFORE the "Boys" were allowed to fly them
.....Test pilot on the AT6
.....Low wings were an improvement on the biwings, but were soon replaced by
high wing planes
..... Web image of the AT6, a single engine, low wing, advanced trainer plane
....."Silver Wings" medal awarded to all (1200) WASPs who completed training
out of the 25,000 initial applicants
.....Early photo of Betty White


209404
1947
de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver
The de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver is a single-engined high-wing
propeller-driven short takeoff and landing aircraft developed and
manufactured by de Havilland Canada
.....Can land on water (with floats) or on land
.....Arguably the best bush plane ever built
.....In 1987, the Canadian Engineering Centennial Board named the
DHC-2 as one of the top ten Canadian engineering achievements
of the 20th century


208742
1947
Aircraft exceeds speed of sound
.....October 12, 1947 Charles Yeager breaks the sound barrier
.....Chuck Yaeger pilots first plane to exceed speed of sound
.....Nuovo Duck Egg Blue Conrail
.....Pop Up Jet Cut Out
.....Gelato Sky
.....Baby Blue Edging



Progression of Flight -- Timeline
1927 First Transatlantic Flight
.....Charles Lindberg first solo non-stop Trans-Atlantic flight
1932 First Woman transatlantic Flight
.....Amelia Earhart first woman to fly solo non-stop Trans-Atlantic flight
1932-1937 Record Breaking Flights
.....New Zealander Jean Batten makes record-breaking flights around the world
1946 Blue Angels
.....2nd oldest formal flying aerobatic team in the world
1947 Charles (Chuck) Yeager pilots first aircraft to exceed speed of sound

Vicki Z
07-19-2019, 12:15 PM
RECAP

208418....208419
Apollo 12
November 14, 1969
.....Objective: Precision Landing on the Moon
.....Launched only 4 Months after Apollo 11
.....6th Manned Flight in the Apollo Program
.....2nd Lunar Landing
.....Struck by Lightening, TWICE! en route
.....Due to a "Prank", Pornography brought to the moon by mankind
.....Why TUNA mattered on this particular flight
.....More astronauts walk on the moon


208420
Apollo 13
April 11,1970
.....Objective: Considered a "Routine" flight
.....Public becoming bored with the Space Race
.....Received little news coverage until things started to go wrong on Apollo 13
.....At a time when hotels "ELIMINATED" the 13th Floor, due to superstition
(Triskaidekaphobia) this was called the Apollo 13
.....NASA built Apollo 13, Set Launch for April 13, at 13:13
.....Later adjusted to April 11, 2:13 EST, Kennedy Space Center
.....Pilot grounded due to suspected measles (Did NOT have!)
.....Malfunctions and blowups on board
.....Square filters would not fit in round filter compartments
.....Low on Water, Had to ration
.....One astronaut got a urinary infection due to drinking insufficient water
.....Reduced to 20 Watts of Power
.....Very cold in capsule, no heat

Vicki Z
07-20-2019, 08:39 AM
TODAY IS THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF MAN'S
WALK ON THE MOON
Timeline:
.....July 16, 1969, 3 men (Americans) Launch from Earth
.....4 Days -- Earth Orbit (1 1/2 full orbits)
.....July 20, 1960, Moon walk Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, Mike Collins
stays on orbiting vehicle
.....July 24, 1969, Return to and land on Earth, 8 Day Mission Duration



208427
July 20, 1969 -- Apollo 11
First Man on the Moon
John F. Kennedy stood before Congress on May 25, 1961, and proposed that
the US "should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of
landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to the Earth."
..... Kennedy's speech gave a specific mission and time frame to NASA's Apollo
program, that challenge being to land a man on the moon by the end of the century
.....Objective: Beat the Soviet Union to land a man on the moon
.....Neil Armstrong was the first man to walk on the moon, followed in the
moon walk by Buzz Aldrin
.....Historic quote from Neil Armstrong: "That's one small step for man,
one giant leap for mankind."
.....Also on Apollo 11 Michael Collins, who stayed on board the orbiting vehicle
.....Kennedy did not live to see his challenge of 1991 realized, but his specified
goal of "man on the moon this decade" was achieved

208428
July 20, 1969 -- Apollo 11
First Man on the Moon
.....Watercolor Background
.....Image Collage
.....Grape Gelatos Highlights
.....Blueberry Gelatos Highlights
.....Glitter Glue Rocket Exhaust
.....Sticky Back Text


209134
July 20, 1969 -- Apollo 11
First Man on the Moon
SPACE TRIVIA
On July 20, 1969, Kellogg's Corn Flakes flew with the Apollo 11 astronauts
and was eaten for breakfast on the moon landing. Kellogg also provided
fruit flavored cereal cubes to the Apollo 11 astronauts, making Kellogg
the FIRST CEREAL in space and the FIRST CEREAL to be eaten on the moon.
.....Original Kellogg's Corn Flakes Box
.....Current Kellogg's Corn Flakes Box
.....Apollo 11 Moon Landing Module, called the "Eagle"
.....Three Apollo 11 astronauts who ate Kellogg's cereal on the moon

Vicki Z
07-22-2019, 06:04 PM
208539208540
1986
Flight Paramedics Established
Established in 1986 as the National Flight Paramedic Association (NFPA)
.....Life Flight Air Medical Services
.....International Medical Flights
.....Live Organ Transportation
.....Background Twists Out to Extend the Sky
.....Tail Spins under Helicopter
.....Moooving Card.....Tail twists...Sky background folds under Plane
.....This card Moves!
.....Card Shown Closed
.....Card Shown Open

Vicki Z
07-24-2019, 06:52 PM
208746
1970
First Boeing 747 Commercial Flight
.....Boeing 747 makes the first commercial flight
.....Airline routes once passed over open fields. As population grew, airline routes
now passed over populated areas, emitting heat, noise, particles, and gasses
.....Complaints ensued
.....Die Cut Air Liner
.....Die Cut Globe of the World
.....Die Cut Plane Ticket
.....Green Tea Nuovo Texture Paint
.....Glitter Glue

Vicki Z
08-01-2019, 02:27 PM
208812
1979
First Human Powered Aircraft
On June 12,1979, Bryan Allen (U.S.) flew the first human powered aircraft,
the Gossamer Albatross, across the English Channel
.....Powered by a man peddling a bicycle
.....Man and bicycle hung below the plane
.....Aircraft flew on people/bicycle power for 26 miles
.....Black and White internet image
.....Enhanced with Aqua, Mint, and Ice Gelatos
.....Wink of Stella Embellishments


208813
2014
DRONE RACING
Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), an aircraft without a human aboard.
Research Drones, Racing Drones, Military Drones, Agricultural Drone,
Delivery Drone, Micro air vehicle, Miniature UAV.
Drone Racing becomes popular

Vicki Z
08-07-2019, 01:38 PM
Progression of Flight -- Timeline

Kites, Human Flight, Gliders
1000 BCE First Kites
.....Kites are invented in China
950 BCE Greek Legend - Pegasus
.....Bellerophon the Valiant, son of the King of Corinth, captured Pegasus, a winged horse. Pegasus took him to a battle with the triple headed monster, Chimera.
900 BCE Greek Legend - Icarus and Daedalus
.....Daedalus was an engineer who was imprisoned by King Minos.
With his son, Icarus, he made wings of wax and feathers. Daedalus flew successfully from Crete to Naples, but Icarus, tired to fly too high and flew too near to the sun. The wings of wax melted and Icarus fell to his death in the ocean.
853 BCE English Legend - A King tries to fly
.....The English King Bladud is apparently killed attempting to fly
800 BCE Persian Legend - King Kaj Kaoos of Persia
.....King Kaj Kaoos attached eagles to his throne and flew around his kingdom.
356 BC Greek Legend - Alexander the Great
.....Born July 356 BC Pella, Greece -- Died June 323 BC, Babylon
.....Alexander the Great harnessed four Griffins to a basket and flew around his realm

1488 Leonardo Da Vinci Designs flying machines
.....Designs gliders, planes, and parachutes[/B]
.....Designed the Ornithopter. The modern day helicopter is based on this concept
1709 Bartolomeu Laurenco de Gusmao designs a model glider

1700's Balloons, Hot Air and Gas Filled
1700's Tethered Balloons
1782 The Montgolfier brothers in France use tethered, unmanned balloons
1712 Steampunk Dreams of flying using steam-powered machinery
1783 The first un-tethered manned hot air balloons - created by the Montgolfier brothers
1783 The first gas (helium/hydrogen) balloons - by Jacques Alexander Charles and Nicholas Louis Robert

1806 Propaganda Kites
1806 First time a ship was used for airborne operations
.....Kites flown from the HMS Pallas scattered propaganda pamphlets over parts of France
.....Lord Thomas Cochrane of the British Royal Navy launched kites from HMS Pallas (a 32-gun frigate)
.....Dropped propaganda leaflets on French territory
....Currently listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the first ship used for flying kites (airborne operations) and dropping propaganda (including proclamations against Napoleon Bonaparte)

1843 George Cayley (England) flies biplane from plans he designed and published


1861-1865 Civil War -- Hot Air Balloons used for aerial reconnaissance
1861-1865 Balloons used for spying on opposition troupes, troupe tracking, ammunition drops, and supply refills
1861 Salmon P. Chase and Joseph Henry (Union) used hot air balloons to spy on Confederate troops
1861 Thaddeus S. C. Lowe demonstrated "Aerial Reconnaissance" to President Abraham Lincoln
.....Balloon was hooked to a cable that linked the balloon to the War Department
.....Balloons carried bags of sand, tied around the perimeter of the basket, which could be dropped off as necessary to gain altitude
.....Due to balloons being uncontrollable and un-maneuverable, Lowe inadvertently made a hot air balloon trip from Cincinnati to South Carolina just after the bombing of Ft. Sumter. He was planning to go to New Jersey, and ended up on a 9-hour flight to South Carolina.
:eek:

1895 Otto Lilienthal (Germany) flies biplane gliders

1896 First Weather Balloons
1896 Léon Teisserenc de Bort, the French meteorologist, was one of the first persons to use weather balloons
.....Launched hundreds of weather balloons from his observatory in Trappes, France
.....Filled with hydrogen (lower cost) or helium
.....Early balloon "skin" could be coated silk, waxed cotton or flax
.....Years later mylar, latex, plastic, were used

1900 Controlled, Powered, Airships
1901 First controlled, powered, airship flight in a lighter-than-air blimp by Santos-Dumont (France) in his Blimp No. 6
..........Won the Deutsch de la Meurthe Prize, October 1901
1903 Orville/Wilbur Wright (U.S.) make first powered, sustained, controlled airplane flight
in a heavier-than-air flying machine (bi plane)
1903 Biplanes soon became common-place
.....Used for mail delivery, crop dusting, air passenger transport (6-8 passengers)
1904 First powered airplane flight in New Zealand by Richard Pearse
1906 First powered airplane flight in Europe by Alberto Santos-Dumont
1910 Henri Fabre makes the first successful seaplane flight at Martigues, near Marseilles, France
1918 United States Air Mail Service Officially Established
.....Fixed Wing Biplane used for Air Mail Service

1914-1918 The GREAT War -- Later Known as World War I)
Planes designed flown during World War I, July 28, 1914 to November 11, 1918
Fighters, Bombers, Carriers.....
The Great War was the impetus for newer, faster, better, stronger, and more
maneuverable aircraft. Many new designs, and specialized planes
1916-1918 Fokker Dr.I Dreidecker (triplane)
.....The Red Baron demanded a specially designed combat plane with 3 stacked wings
Faster rate of climb and tighter turning radius

After the War
1920 Quantas Founded (Australia)
1922 Skywriting gainedpopularity
1926 NW Airlines Founded (U.S.)
1927 Royal Canadian Air Force Designated (Canada)
1927 Charles Lindberg (U.S.) first solo transatlantic flight
1930 Tri-rotor Plane -- Preceded the helicopter by 6 years
1932 Amelia Earhart (U.S.) first female transatlantic flight
1932-1937 Record Breaking Flights
.....Jean Batten (New Zealand) makes record-breaking flights around the world
1933 Wiley Post sets new record for around the world flight -- 7 days 18 hours
1936 First Operational Helicopter
1937 Hindenburg (Germany) Dirigible Disaster
1937 Brewster F2A First U.S. Monoplane with arrestor hook and other modifications for aircraft carriers
1933 Howard Hughes sets new record for 4 day around the world flight -- (actual flight time 3 days 19 hours 17 min)
1939 First jet-propelled aircraft
1939 Heinkel 178 (Germany) is the first fully jet-propelled aircraft to fly

1939-1945 -- WWII Constantly improving planes and people
1941 WWII Flying Tigers 1941-1942
1941 Attack on Pearl Harbor, December 07, 1941, 8:00 AM
.....Main attack plane was the Japanese Fighter Mitsubishi A6M, also known as the Japanese "Zero"
.....American P-40 unable to compete with the Zero in combat
1941 Tuskegee Airmen first black military aviators in the U.S. Army Air Corps (AAC), a precursor of the U.S. Air Force
1943 Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs) Group Formed ‎August 5, 1943 flying WWII Missions
1944 Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs) Group Dissolved ‎December 20, 1944
1945 The GB-1 Glide Bomb (drone/glider) was designed to bypass German air defenses, carrying a deadly 2000 pound bomb
1945 Enola Gay
.....6 August 1945, during the final stages of World War II, the Enola Gay became the first aircraft to drop an atomic bomb.
1946 General Mills’ Aeronautical Research Division was established in 1946
.....This was General Mills' first big balloon project
.....General Mills became the pioneer of post-war balloon development
.....Minnesota became the Balloon Capital of the World
1946 Hughes XF-11
.....Experimental plane with contra-rotating four-bladed, controllable-pitch propellers
.....First and only flight‎: ‎7 July 1946, piloted by Howard Hughes
1947 Hughes Hercules H-4
.....Prototype strategic airlift unit
.....Flying Boat, A.K.A. the Spruce Goose
1946 Blue Angels (U.S.)
.....2nd oldest formal flying aerobatic team in the world
1947 Charles (Chuck) Yeager pilots first aircraft to exceed speed of sound
1957 Stolp Starduster, DIY home-built plane, first flown 1957
1960 Lightning bug and Ryan Firebee Drone used as remote combat aircraft
1961 First Flight Cessna Skymaster, February 28, 1961.

Race For Space -- Off Earth Flights
1952 Cold War Rocket Science
1965 March 18, 1965 -- Alexei Leonov first person (Russian) to walk in outer space
1965 June 3, 1965 -- Ed White first American to walk in outer space
1969 Apollo 11 July 20, 1969 -- First Man (American) on the Moon
1969 Apollo 12 November 14, 1969
1970 Apollo 13 April 11,1970
1970 First Boeing 747 commercial flight
1976 Concord begins its first passenger carrying service
1976 SR-71 Blackbird, the world's fastest plane, sets a new speed record (Mach 3+)
1979 Bryan Allen (United States) few first human powered aircraft
1980 Kite Skiing/Winter Kite Flying
1981 Nighthawk Stealth Plane
1981 First Space Shuttle Launch
1981 M&M's became the first candy in space, flying on the Space Shuttle Columbia
1983 Sally Ride, first American Woman in Space, flew on the Space Shuttle Challenger
..... The purpose of the mission was to deploy two communications satellites
1986 Flight Paramedics Established
1986 First non stop flight around the world
1993 Monitoring of climate and environment using drones
1994 Hippogriff aids in prison escape
.....Escape flight on a Hippogriff allows Sirius Black to avoid capture and return to prison

Single Person Jet Paks and the Popularity of Drones
2010 Martin Jet Pak Invention (Single person flying)
2014 Popularity explosion and general use of drones as tech toys
.....Drone Racing hits the news
.....US military UAV budget set at ~$24Bn
2016 Consumer drone popularity at all-time high, drones in near-misses with commercial aircraft
2017 Legalities and ethics in the foreground as drones keep getting popular

Vicki Z
08-10-2019, 07:13 PM
209084
1961
First Flight Cessna Skymaster
The first Cessna Skymaster initially flew on February 28, 1961.
.....Is a United States twin-engine civil utility aircraft
.....In front is an engine with a counter-rotating propeller, and in the rear
a second engine with a pusher propeller – built in a push-pull configuration
.....Its engines are mounted in the nose and rear of its pod-style fuselage.
.....Twin booms extend aft of the wings to the vertical stabilizers, with the
rear engine between them.
.....The horizontal stabilizer is aft of the pusher propeller, mounted between
and connecting the two booms.
.....The combined tractor & pusher engines produce center line thrust, which allows
Skymaster to be classed as a single engine plane, even though there are two engines.
.....Because of its engine placement and the push/pull function, it has a unique sound.
.....The plane has a unique shape, with its fore-shortened body
.....Seen from below, it appears to have a hot-rod-car type "spoiler" behind the plane
.....This fast car "spoiler" shape replaces the traditional plane tail


209324
1961
First Flight CH-47 Chinook
The first Chinook initially flew on September 21, 1961.
.....Is an American twin-engine, tandem rotor, heavy-lift helicopter
.....Is among the heaviest lifting Western helicopters
.....Is one of the fastest helicopters in the US helicopter inventory

Vicki Z
08-15-2019, 12:41 AM
209417
1976
The Blackbird, the world's fastest plane, sets a new speed record
The Lockheed SR-71 "Blackbird" is a long-range, high–altitude, strategic
reconnaissance stealth aircraft that was operated by the United States Air Force.
.....The World's fastest Plane, making, and holding, the speed record at Mach 3+,
a record which has never been broken since this plane flew in 1976
.....Developed by Lockheed's Skunk Works Division as a "black project" (a term
used for a highly classified military or defense project)
.....This plane is mentioned in the movie "Space Cowboys" where it is described:
"The Blackbird is what an airplane is supposed to be. Ugly on the ground, and
leaks like a sieve. But let her loose, and up in the air, around Mach 1, she gets
hot, the seals all expand, she dries up, and leads into the wind.
She flies like a Bat out of Hell. She is only happy going fast."
.....The airplane is 92% titanium inside & out. Made with titanium, the skin gets
hot at speed, expands, seals the seams, & creates a fast, quiet, stealth plane
.....During "secret" tests, reporters who were successful in getting photos
called it a SECRET/CAPTURED Alien craft, un-acknowledged by the government
.....Lockheed released some information on this aircraft, indicating one didn't
have to be an "Alien" to create a new, faster, better, quieter, aircraft


209432
1981
The Nighthawk
The Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk is an American single-seat, twin-engine stealth
attack aircraft that was developed by Lockheed's secretive Skunk Works division
.....Operated by the United States Air Force (USAF)
.....Based on the Have Blue technology demonstrator.
.....Unique shape requires the use of four redundant fly-by-wire systems to make
the aircraft manageable.
.....Constructed using conventional aerospace aluminum
.....Despite F117 reputation, stealth is about delaying detection not circumventing it
.....NOT invisible to radar, but the Nighthawk was really, really hard to see
.....Called "lethal" and a "Stealth Bomber" but didn't carry weapons.
Considered a "Spy Plane"
.....Slow but stealthy, Top speed: 617 mph

FlyingPhoenix
08-18-2019, 08:54 AM
How'd I almost miss this?! I'm on this like white on rice!
Flight is one of my most favorite things ever!
Vicki, if I can get my cards out in the mail tomorrow or Tuesday, would it be too late to sign up??

Vicki Z
08-18-2019, 10:01 PM
How'd I almost miss this?! I'm on this like white on rice!
Flight is one of my most favorite things ever!
Vicki, if I can get my cards out in the mail tomorrow or Tuesday, would it be too late to sign up??


It usually takes 4-5 business days for cards to reach me, so chances are good that your ATCs will NOT reach me by swap deadline.
However, this is a very small group, and we could use another player so I am willing to wait an extra day or two for your cards to arrive, should you wish to mail them.

I am also willing to do a personal trade, if your cards arrive too late, if that works for you.
But although I would try to give you a mixed assortment of my ATCs, you would not be getting a mixture of all the artist's cards.

Let me know what you decide.

Vicki Z
08-26-2019, 04:53 PM
Still waiting on one set.
They were promised in the mail.

Vicki Z
08-27-2019, 03:47 PM
After several days of POURING rain (1 inch in one hour) it is warm, sunny, dry, bluebird weather.
So today we had brunch, and lunch, outside under the trees.
Looking out the windows, there was soooooo much to see.
Since we are getting close to Memorial Day, all the local pilots are test-flying their planes prior to socializing, giving rides, and bragging, this weekend.
We saw a skymaster, a skyhawk, an 1930's biwing, a Chinook carrier, two different helicopters, and a "regular" airplane.
GOOD DAY for plane watching!!!!!:jiggy:

Vicki Z
08-28-2019, 09:02 AM
All ATCs have now been received.
Returns will be in the mail by the weekend.
Thanks everyone for participating.

Vicki Z
08-30-2019, 02:55 PM
BIPLANE
Fixed wing aircraft with two main wings stacked one above the other
.....1903 The Wright Flyer
Single Engine, Single Seat, BiPlane - First powered plane was a Biplane, The Wright Flyer
.....1918 USPS Air Mail Service Started
Single Engine, Single Seat, BiPlane - Delivered U.S. Air Mail
.....1957 Stardust, Stardust Too
Single Engine, Single or Double Seat, Biplane - So popular, it could be home built from purchased plans

Unfortunately, biplanes are inefficient, and don't really do much that a monoplane can't. They produce a lot of drag compared to the amount of lift they produce, meaning they use a lot of fuel to travel the same distance. They also have fairly poor visibility, due to the second wing.

MONOPLANE
Fixed wing aircraft with a single main wing
.....The monoplane has inherently the highest efficiency and lowest drag of any
wing configuration
.....Debate continues to which is better, the Low Wing Monoplane or the High Wing Monoplane

Notable High Wing Monoplanes:
.....1927 Charles Lindberg flew a Single Engine, Single Seat, High Wing Monoplane
.....1932 Amelia Earhart flew a Single Engine, Single Seat, High Wing Monoplane
.....Oct 31, 2013 - “Low wing airplanes were designed by the very devil himself. ... Because birds were designed by God and he created them with high wings”- quote by John Frank, Executive Director, Cessna Pilots Association.

Notable Low Wing Monoplanes:
.....1940-1945 Mitsubishi Zero Fighter WWII
Single seat, Low Wing Monoplane, Type 0, fighter aircraft, used by the Japanese
.....1944 WASP's WWII
Single Engine, Single Seat, Low Wing Monoplane (Advanced Trainer AT-6)


TRI-DECKER PLANE
Fixed wing aircraft with three wings staggered one above the other
.....1916-1918 Red Baron and his Fokker Dreidecker WWI

Vicki Z
09-11-2019, 03:10 PM
1981
Launch First Space Shuttle

On April 12, 1981, the Space Shuttle launched for the first time, and was piloted
by John Young and Robert Crippen for a two-day mission
Beginning with space shuttle Columbia's delivery to NASA's Kennedy Space Center
in Florida, the center has been home to each of the five flown shuttle orbiters for
the duration of the Space Shuttle Program.
.....Collage image
.....Nuovo Duck Egg Blue Textured Smoke Clouds
.....Glitter Glue Exhaust
.....Die Cut Stars with Glitter
.....Sticky Back Text


1981
Launch First Space Shuttle
SPACE TRIVIA
M&M's are Seriously Out of This World
On April 12, 1981, M&M's made their first voyage into space. They flew on the
Space Shuttle Columbia, becoming the FIRST CANDY in space


209742
1983
Sally Ride, first American Woman in Space
.....Sally Ride, American astronaut and physicist
.....Joined NASA in 1978, beating out 1,000 other applicants for a spot
.....Sally Ride was the first American woman to go into space when she flew
on the Space Shuttle Challenger on June 18, 1983
.....The purpose of the Challenger Mission was to deploy two satellites
.....Ride worked a robotic arm, used to put the satellites into Earth orbit
.....Ride was the third woman in space overall

Vicki Z
09-12-2019, 07:30 AM
209832
1945
Enola Gay
On 6 August 1945, during the final stages of World War II, the Enola Gay became the first aircraft to drop an atomic bomb.
Enola Gay is a Boeing B-29 Superfortress bomber, the bomber that was used by the United States to drop an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, the first time the explosive device had been used on an enemy target.
The Enola Gay was named after Enola Gay Tibbets, the mother of the pilot, Colonel Paul Tibbets.
.....Watercolor and Gelatos Background
.....Ken Oliver Color Burst Pigments "Bomb" Cloud
......Magazine Image


209747
1946
Hughes XF-11
The Hughes XF-11 was a prototype military reconnaissance aircraft, designed/flown
by Howard Hughes and built by Hughes Aircraft for the U.S. Army Air Forces.
Each engine drove a pair of contra-rotating four-bladed, controllable-pitch propellers,
which can increase performance and stability, at the cost of increased mechanical
complexity which created constant problems.
.....Contra-rotating blades
.....Twin Engine, Twin Boom (not really a twin tail, although called that)
.....First flight‎: ‎7 July 1946
.....Only 2 built, one crashed during first flight, one burned in the same crash
.....Army Air Force contract for 100 planes cancelled


209748
1947
Hughes Hercules H-4
Henry Kaiser, steel magnate and shipbuilder, conceived the idea of a massive flying
transport for war use. The Hughes H-4 Hercules is a prototype strategic airlift unit
designed and designed and built by the Hughes Aircraft Company per the idea of
Henry Kaiser.
Intended as a transatlantic flight transport for use during World War II,
the MASSIVE Hughes H-4 Hercules, a mammoth eight-engine flying boat
(also known as the "Spruce Goose"), was the largest flying machine of
its time – and was made entirely out of wood. Built in 1947, at a cost
of $2.5 million, it was not completed in time to be used in the war, so it
completed its first and ONLY flight November 2,1947, and now sits land
locked in McMinnville, about 1,000 miles north of its birthplace in
Southern California. It is on permanent display at the Evergreen
Aviation and Space Museum in McMinnville, Oregon
.....This massive plane is shown on the bottom photo, taking up the
same space (on land) as FOUR container ships would occupy in the water

Boots
09-22-2019, 06:13 PM
My returns are here.
Sorry for the delay.

Vicki Z
10-17-2019, 02:56 AM
No problem, Boots.
Everyone seems to be running behind.

Vicki Z
11-06-2019, 04:22 AM
Still people who have not yet confirmed receipt of returns, so I am leaving this thread open a while longer.

Vicki Z
11-29-2019, 09:47 AM
Still people who have not yet confirmed receipt of returns, so I am leaving this thread open a while longer.

Vicki Z
12-28-2019, 08:57 AM
208539208540
1986
Flight Paramedics Established
Established in 1986 as the National Flight Paramedic Association (NFPA)
.....Life Flight Air Medical Services
.....International Medical Flights
.....Live Organ Transportation
.....Background Twists Out to Extend the Sky
.....Tail Spins under Helicopter
.....Moooving Card.....Tail twists...Sky background folds under Plane
.....This card Moves!
.....Card Shown Closed
.....Card Shown Open