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Pilot Profile: Candyce Henderson

August 5, 2019

For Candyce Henderson, First Officer for Frontier Airlines, it all began with Mae Jemison. “In the first grade, we were assigned to do a project about... more >

Practice Makes Perfect: The Men Behind the Apollo 11 Recovery Mission

July 23, 2019

The Apollo 11 Moon landing is regarded as one of the most incredible moments in human history. But after the Apollo 11 astronauts walked on the Moon,... more >

Perspectives on the Vietnam War from Veterans at the Memorial Park Opening

July 13, 2019

Vietnam veterans from diverse backgrounds and experiences gathered with friends, family, and community supporters for the opening of our Vietnam... more >

Vietnam War Pilots and the Planes They Flew

July 3, 2019

Jerry Coy and Jay Fontaine served during the Vietnam War and flew the O-2A and the F-4. Their experiences flying during the war have left indelible... more >

The Couple Behind the Seattle World Cruiser Project

April 8, 2019

Bob Dempster calls himself an average taildragger pilot, but this is a gross understatement. Bob and his co-pilot wife, Diane, have flown their 1947... more >

The World's Worst Aircraft Disaster

November 6, 2018

According to two separate reports in 2017, from a Dutch consulting firm and the Aviation Safety Network, 2017 was the safest year on record for... more >

"Still A Jedi At Heart," a Star Wars Reads Day Finalist

October 30, 2018

Each year, enterprising young authors submit stories that reimagine the Star Wars universe to our Empire Writes Back! Writing Contest, and we're... more >

"Yoda's Story," a Star Wars Reads Day Finalist

October 30, 2018

Each year, enterprising young authors submit stories that reimagine the Star Wars universe to our Empire Writes Back! Writing Contest, and we're... more >

"The Skywalker Force Reunion," a Star Wars Reads Day Finalist

October 30, 2018

Each year, enterprising young authors submit stories that reimagine the Star Wars universe to our Empire Writes Back! Writing Contest, and we're... more >

Stories from an HC-130 Pilot

May 22, 2018

The Lockheed C-130 (and its variant, the KC-130, pictured above) is an amazing craft that takes a brave and adaptable crew to pilot and maintain it.... more >

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