Aviation http://wyso.org en An Airplane Off the Shelf http://wyso.org/post/airplane-shelf <p>Ever since the Wright brothers began selling airplanes, there’s always been a mystique about the airplane owner. Not everyone can or will buy one. Seventy years ago, one man tried to make buying an airplane as easy as buying a shirt.</p><p></p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:15:00 +0000 Paul Glenshaw 48267 at http://wyso.org An Airplane Off the Shelf Wright Brothers' Factory Could Become Part of National Park System http://wyso.org/post/wright-brothers-factory-could-become-part-national-park-system <p></p><p>An effort to preserve the original Wright Brothers airplane factory got a boost Wednesday when Governor John Kasich signed the state’s 2014 capital budget. The historic site could become part of Dayton’s national aviation park system.&nbsp;<br /><br />Demolition has already started at the&nbsp;former Delphi plant on&nbsp;Home Avenue where the Wright Factory is located. The National Aviation Heritage Alliance hopes to purchase the historic buildings and 20 surrounding acres. A private developer owns the land now.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 11:01:33 +0000 Jerry Kenney 48030 at http://wyso.org Wright Brothers' Factory Could Become Part of National Park System The P-51 Mustang: An Allied Advantage http://wyso.org/post/p-51-mustang-allied-advantage <p><em><font color="black" face="arial" size="2"><font size="2">Seventy years ago, the country was deep into World War Two, and the US was on the offensive in the air</font><span style="font-size:small;font-family:Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif">.<font face="arial">&nbsp; </font>Commentator Dan Patterson says that the big US four engine bombers were being shot down in </span><span style="font-size:small;font-family:Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif">shocking</span><span style="font-size:small;font-family:Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif"> numbers.</span> </font></em></p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 12:29:42 +0000 Dan Patterson 46414 at http://wyso.org The P-51 Mustang: An Allied Advantage Russian Aviators' Accidental 1937 Landing in Washington State http://wyso.org/post/russian-aviators-accidental-1937-landing-washington-state <p><em>Russia has our attention now, with the Sochi Winter Olympics about to open on February 7th. This got our aviation commentator Dan Patterson thinking about the vast country and how it is connected by flight. And Dan brings us back to the early days of aviation when the Russians were building and flying unique aircraft to shorten those distances.</em></p><p><br />&nbsp;</p><p></p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 11:33:34 +0000 Dan Patterson 45171 at http://wyso.org Russian Aviators' Accidental 1937 Landing in Washington State Remembering Pearl Harbor http://wyso.org/post/remembering-pearl-harbor <p><em>History is broken down into the moments we remember about our own lives, like weddings and birthdays and graduations, and then there are days when we pause to remember together, as a nation, an event that affected us all.</em></p><p><em>Pearl Harbor Day, just passed, when Japanese pilots attacked American navy ships north of Honolulu, is one of those, even though it's now more than 7 decades passed. Commentator Dan Patterson finds himself finds himself turning it over and over in his mind.</em></p><p></p> Sun, 15 Dec 2013 15:20:00 +0000 Dan Patterson 43355 at http://wyso.org Remembering Pearl Harbor