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December 20, 2010

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Greetings from Port Washington, L.I.

October 25, 2009

fom011TUNING UP A U. S. ARMY AEROPLANE          SERIES NO. 12          222671

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Draftsmen at the American Aeronautical Corp. Plant, 1929

September 22, 2009

arch266The plant was located on Manhasset Isle.

Photo courtesy of of the Estate of Joseph J. Gaeta.

Pan Am’s Sikorsky S-42B In Hangar

August 19, 2009

arch068Photo from the collection of Willard Baker.

Republic Aviation F-84F Thunderstreak Postcard

August 16, 2009

strnad_republicF-84FThe back of the postcard reads:

REPUBLIC’S F-84F Thunderstreak fighter-bomber.  Armed with six .50 caliber guns and more than 6,000 pounds of external armament.  Carries nuclear weapons.  Powered by J-65 turbojet engine with 7,200 pounds of thrust.  Speeds over 650 mph.  Set U. S. transcontinental speed record and world’s non-stop jet fighter distance record.  Serves USAF and NATO air forces.


The aircraft was in production from 1952-1957.  For more information, see the Cradle of Aviation Museum’s webpage about it.

Boeing 314, Known As “Dixie Clipper”, Takes Off

August 16, 2009

fom198The Dixie Clipper, a Boeing 314 flying boat operated by Pan American, was in service from 1939-1950.

See our post featuring artist John T. McCoy’s rendering of the Dixie Clipper here.

Pan American’s Sikorsky S-42B in Water, 1937

August 14, 2009

arch066The “Bermuda Clipper” had the Pan American number NC16735.