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The Museum of Flight
It was the morning of December 17, 1903, on the outer banks of North Carolina where The Wright Brothers changed our world. On this day, they made the first controlled flight of a powered aircraft. This incredible feat set the course for the next 117 years of innovation. Today we honor #TheWrightBrothers!
Where there is a will, there is a way!
From the Bronx to flying U-2 spy planes! Merryl Tengesdal is one incredible woman, she broke down barriers in more ways than one. Merryl became the first and only female African American U-2 Pilot in the U.S. Air Force. During her career she logged more than 3,400 flight hours and more than 330 combat hours.
Her Story➡️ https://bit.ly/340ah79
It is with unimaginable sadness that we announce the passing of Jetman Pilot, Vincent (Vince) Reffet, who died this morning, 17 November during training in Dubai.
Vince was a talented athlete, and a much-loved and respected member of our team. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and all those who knew and worked with him.
We are working closely with all relevant authorities and ask that you please keep Vince’s family in your thoughts and prayers.
Great activity and during Balloon Fiesta Siesta Week.....
Tune in to the museum's first attempt to live stream multiple HAM radio balloon launches from across the nation. Families can follow along as the balloons are launched into the air and travel across the globe. The balloons will be tracked by HAM radio and their locations will be updated online!
I remember watching this, who else remembers?
Happy 51st anniversary of the moon landing! Follow the whole mission at https://apolloinrealtime.org/11 - my favorite!
📷: NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
This is what a successful landing of the Falcon 9 rocket looks like from an onboard camera 🚀 🎥
#spacex #falcon #landing #space #reusable
And look what they started......
On this day in 1783 the Montgolfier brothers first publicly demonstrated an unmanned hot air balloon 35 ft in diameter.
SuperiAire Technologies is on the Cutting Edge! Lol!
Watch this demo of our automated cutting table. We've saved hundreds of hours of cutting previously done by hand.
keloland.com The sky was full of color as the sun came up in KELOLAND Monday morning.
🤘🏼🚀 A BIG dream came to REALITY,
IT would have been impossible without this amazing team: André Bernet , Matthieu Courtois, Rashid Mohammed, Alan Christopher Gayton , Josh Gayton, Fred Fugen.
I was under the wing at this time, but it’s with the whole team that we all took off and climbed together! 🙏🏾
The next time it will be side by side with my bro Fred Fugen.
This is just the beginning...
FULL VIDEO: http://bit.do/JetmanDubai-Takeoff
Jetman #JetmanDubai #XDubai #ExpoDubai2020 #DubaiFilm #SkydiveDubai #dreamscometrue #teamworkmakesthedreamwork
Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum
#Onthisdayinhistory: In 1994, the US Air Force gets its first female combat pilot.
Jeannie Flynn was having a pretty good time of it in April 1993. Her dad was enlisted in the US Air Force when she was born, and her early years were often spent around Scott Air Force Base in suburban St. Louis. But despite the access to aircraft at the base, the air shows that her dad took her to and the aviation industry around the St. Louis area, Jeannie didn’t really demonstrate a desire to fly.
That is, until she took a trip to visit an uncle in New Mexico when she was 18. The flight intrigued her, particularly the physics and mechanical operations of the plane. So much so that she took on the Aerospace Engineering program at the University of Texas, and graduated summa cm laude with a Bachelor’s Degree. She had joined the Air Force ROTC program while there, but missed a chance at flying during her first year in the program. Instead of taking a year off after graduation like her father suggested, Flynn hopped right into Aeronautics and Astronautics at Standford University. It took her only a year to get her Master’s Degree.
After that, she quickly joined the US Air Force, entering under the ROTC program as a distinguished graduate. After induction and working through basic training, she was admitted to the undergraduate flight program at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. She finished top of her class, and stated that she wanted to fly the McDonnell Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle when asked what duty assignment she preferred.
There was only one problem with that: when she got out of flight training in January 1993, there was still a ban of women in combat cockpits. Despite that, she still asked for the F-15, noting that she wanted her preference on the record should the rule ever be reversed. She was instead assigned to the Northrop T-38 Talon and flight instructor roles. She was training for just that duty at Randolph Air Force Base, Texas when word came down in April 1993 from Secretary of Defense Les Aspin that women would be allowed into combat roles.
Flynn was offered her chance to fly fighters, and she accepted without hesitation. She shipped to Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico to complete advanced training in the T-38. Having completed that training and other pre-requisites, it was on this day in 1994 that she was selected to begin training in the Strike Eagle as part of the 555th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona.
Her capabilities and qualifications in the F-15E cockpit were solid, and earned her instructor duties with the 336th Fighter Squadron, 4th Fighter Wing at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. During her time there, she would deploy to the Middle East as part of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH in 1996, gaining 300 combat flying hours while there. She would add to the combat experience with operational tours during Operations NORTHERN WATCH, IRAQI FREEDOM and ENDURING FREEDOM.
She would go on to a multitude of roles, serving as an instructor at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho and Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada; Chief of Special Technical Operations at United States Forces Korea; Chief of Master Air Attack Plans at United States Central Command Air Forces; operations and flight command roles at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base and student and interface work National War College and the Central Intelligence Agency as a Chief of Staff of the Air Force Fellow.
It was also during those years that she achieved three additional Master’s Degrees, met her future husband Craig Leavitt (himself an accomplished US Air Force officer) and started on the road to a family.
In June 2012, she became achieved her first base assignment as Commander of the 4th Fighter Wing at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base and remainder there for two years, at which point she left to become the military assistant to the Secretary of Defense in Washington, DC. In April 2016, she took on Command of the famed 57th Fighter Wing at Nellis Air Force Base, the unit responsible for the Red Flag competitions and adversary training for all US Air Force fighter pilots. She presently is the Commander of the Air Force Recruiting Service at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas, a role she’s been in since June 2018.
Leavitt is one of the highest-ranking women in the US Air Force, having achieved the rank of Major General (that’s two stars for us civilians!) on September 2, 2019.
When she was first entering fighter flight school, Jeannie’s mom would tell reporters that she was very determined as a child. It would seem that tendency has not waned over her nearly 30 year career in the US Air Force.
To encourage and educate young women in STEM, a recent Raven Aerostar research and development flight carried a special guest to the stratosphere! Girl Scout Barbie® courageously survived the trek, building a bridge for #GirlsinSTEM. Watch the video of her epic journey here: https://rvn.us/2SvX8vY #RavenInd #WomeninSTEM #WomenofRaven
[ THEY TRUST US ] 🌴🌴 Royal Caribbean International
👉Our tethered balloon is inflated on the private island of CocoCay, heavenly stopover for Royal Caribbean cruises, right in the heart of the Bahamas! 🌺🌺
[ ILS NOUS FONT CONFIANCE ] 🌴🌴Royal Caribbean Cruises 👉 Notre ballon captif est gonflé sur l’île privée de CocoCay, escale paradisiaque des croisières de Royal Caribbean, en plein cœur des îles Bahamas ! 🌺🌺
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Happy FAVIA day!
Happy FAVIA day! On this day 227 years ago the first air voyage in America took place with Jean-Pierre Blanchard at the helm of the balloon. At 10:09 am the balloon launched from the prison grounds on Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA with George Washington, Ben Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and many others in attendance. The balloon touched down in Deptford Twp., NJ at about 10:56 am. Read more about the flight here: https://www.historynet.com/jean-pierre-blanchard-made-first-us-aerial-voyage-in-1793.htm
#favia #BFAballooning #BFA #gofly
An amazing woman and pioneer in aviation.
Jeannette Piccard -- the high-altitude balloonist who became the first woman to ever reach the Earth's stratosphere -- was born on this day in 1895. With her 10.9 mile high altitude balloon flight in 1934, Piccard became the world record holder for the highest altitude reached by a woman. She held this record for almost thirty years until Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova orbited the Earth in Vostok 6 in 1963.
Born Jeannette Ridlon, Piccard grew up in Chicago, Illinois and was unusual for a woman of the time for her pursuit of higher education; she completed a Master’s degree in organic chemistry in 1919 at the University of Chicago. There she met Jean Piccard, who she married the same year. Jean Piccard was from a family of balloonists; his twin brother, Auguste Piccard, became a celebrity in Belgium in 1931 for his own stratospheric balloon flights. Star Trek fans may be familiar with this famous family's surname as Gene Roddenberry named Jean-Luc Picard, the Star Fleet captain played by actor Patrick Stewart, in their honor.
In 1934, Jeannette and Jean Piccard, pictured here, decided to make their own stratospheric flight with Jean taking scientific data while Jeannette piloted. Their plan required that Jeannette Piccard obtain a pilot’s license, making her the first female licensed balloon pilot in the US. On October 23, 1934, 45,000 spectators gathered to watch their hydrogen gas balloon, The Century of Progress, take off from Dearborn, Michigan. After rising to the stratosphere and setting the women's altitude record, they landed eight hours later and 300 miles away from their takeoff point in Cadiz, Ohio. The editors of Flying magazine later asserted in their 1976 "Sport Flying" that this record-breaking flight made Jeannette Piccard "the first woman in space" and stated that this claim was "allowed even by Valentina Tereshkova."
Following the famous flight, Jeannette Piccard went on to work with NASA, acting as a consultant and speaking publicly about the space program from 1964 to 1970. At age 79, in 1974, she also fulfilled a childhood dream when she became an ordained Episcopal priest as one of the Philadelphia Eleven, a group of eleven women who were ordained as the first female priests in the Episcopal Church.
Piccard's spirit of adventure is best summed up in this quote to her father, when he asked her why she wanted to fly: “There are many reasons, some of them so deep-seated emotionally as to be very difficult of expression. Possibly the simplest explanation is that we started along this road... and I cannot stop until I have won.”
For an inspiring picture book about another early pioneer of flight, French aeronaut Sophie Blanchard, we highly recommend "Lighter Than Air: Sophie Blanchard, the First Woman Pilot" for ages 6 to 9 at https://www.amightygirl.com/lighter-than-air
For a fun picture book about an inventive young girl who loves to build flying machines, check out "Violet the Pilot" for ages 4 to 8 at https://www.amightygirl.com/violet-the-pilot
For books for all ages about trailblazing female pilots throughout history, visit our blog post, "20 Books About Boundary-Breaking Female Pilots," at https://www.amightygirl.com/blog?p=20960
For books to encourage your Mighty Girl’s adventurous spirit, visit our "Action & Adventure" section at https://www.amightygirl.com/books/fiction/action-adventure
And, if your Mighty Girl is fascinated by how things work, you can learn about our favorite toys to encourage this curiosity in our blog post, “Building Her Dreams: Top 60 Building Toys for Mighty Girls," at https://www.amightygirl.com/blog?p=10430
🇬🇧 [ KEY-PRODUCT ] 👍Do you know The Aero30para ? It's the first military balloon that allows paratroopers to practice jumping. It can raise about twenty parachutists every 20 minutes to 300 meters of height.
Learn more ➡ https://www.aerophile.com/en/aero3para/
🇫🇷 [ PRODUIT-PHARE ] 👍Connaissez-vous l'Aero30Para ? C'est le premier ballon militaire permettant aux parachutistes de s’entraîner à sauter. Il peut élever une vingtaine de parachutistes toutes les 20 minutes à 300 mètres de hauteur. Pour en savoir plus ➡ https://www.aerophile.com/aero3para/
Way to go Christina!
It’s a new day. It’s a new dawn.
Today, NASA Astronaut Christina Hammock Koch sets a record for the longest single spaceflight by a woman, eclipsing the record of 288 days set by former NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson. #CongratsChristina on reaching new heights! https://go.nasa.gov/2EZaTwO
"The vast loneliness is awe-inspiring and it makes you realize just what you have back there on Earth."
On Christmas Eve in 1968, Apollo 8 became the first mission to orbit the Moon. During a live broadcast, the crew showed pictures of the Earth and Moon as seen from their spacecraft and took turns reading from the book of Genesis: https://go.nasa.gov/2ZksokJ
Ready to🤘😎the 🌍 #MissionHumanFlight
#Jetman #JetmanDubai #Expo2020Dubai #XDubai #SkydiveDubai #HumanFlight #DubaiFilm #TheFutureOfFlight #TakeFlight #hovering 🦹♂️ Vince Reffet
One of New Mexico’s own.
47 years after his launch to the Moon, Dr. Harrison Schmitt (the only geologist to walk on the lunar surface) talks about the Apollo program, his mission, and what questions we look forward to answering during Artemis missions to the Moon.
Fun facts.....who knew?
#MissionHumanFlight is 🔛 Expo 2020 Dubai 🚀
#JetmanDubai #Jetman #XDubai #SkydiveDubai #Expo2020Dubai #TianmenMountain #HumanFlight #DubaiFilm 🦹♂️ Fred Fugen 🦹♂️ Vince Reffet Ahmed H Alshehhi
🎈🎈Invest the sky ! Give to your place a wonderful visibility, give your visitors an incredible experience ⬇️⬇️
More informations 👉 www.aerophile.com
🎈🎈Investissez le ciel ! Donnez à votre lieu une formidable visibilité, offrez à vos visiteurs une expérience extraordinaire ⬇️⬇️
Plus d'infos 👉 www.aerophile.com
Those were the days, I remember watching the launch’s as a kid.
5, 4, 3, 2, 1, 0... Lift-off.
50 years ago today, Apollo 12 was struck by lightning seconds after launch twice. A flight controller's quick action restored systems to normal function. The mission was successfully guided to land on the Moon's Ocean of Storms. Watch: https://go.nasa.gov/32J5MKJ
That settles that......
And there it goes.....
The Cygnus cargo craft from Northrop Grumman Corporation lifted off on time today at 9:59 a.m. EDT from Virgina to resupply the Expedition 61 crew with over four tons of science, supplies and hardware early Monday. Read more... https://go.nasa.gov/32bWOp0
NASA's Wallops Flight Facility
Northrop Grumman Corporation's Antares rocket and Cygnus cargo spacecraft left the Horizontal Integration Facility early this morning and arrived at launch pad 0A.
Launch of the CRS-12 mission is on schedule for 9:59 a.m. on Nov. 2. The mission will deliver about 8,200 pounds of science experiments and supplies to the people living and working on the International Space Station.
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Ninja Obstacle Course competition series with Area Qualifiers, Regional Qualifiers and Championship Finals using over 40 Ninja Gyms across 35 states .
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I am a NRA certified reloading instructor. I will be doing small classes teaching people everything they need to know for basic reloading.
Run Against Traffick Virtual 5K Run/Walk fundraiser that supports the New Mexico Dream Center of Albuquerque, confronting human trafficking issues in our state