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    Attachment 208539Attachment 208540
    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
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    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
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    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


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    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
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    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.


    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
    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
    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"
    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
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    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


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    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
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    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


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    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
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    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??
    Slowly coming back after 2 year hiatus

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlyingPhoenix View Post
    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.
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    Still waiting on one set.
    They were promised in the mail.
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    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!!!!!

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    All ATCs have now been received.
    Returns will be in the mail by the weekend.
    Thanks everyone for participating.

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    BIPLANE
    Fixed wing aircraft with two main wings stacked on above the other
    .....1903 The Wright Flyer
    Single Engine, Single Seat, BiPlane - First powered plane was a Biplane
    .....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 - Home Built from Purchased Plans

    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 or the HighWing plane
    .....1927 Charles Lindberg
    Single Engine, Single Seat, High Wing Monoplane
    .....1932 Amelia Earhart
    Single Engine, Single Seat, High Wing Monoplane
    .....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
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    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



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    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
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    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


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    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


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    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
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