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Civilian pilots under fire at Pearl Harbor

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Tom Tippin probably isn’t the first high schooler to skip school on his sixteenth birthday. But he is one of very few to solo three classic taildraggers on his birthday with his famous father signing the logbook and cutting off his shirttail.

Aaron Tippin's son solos three 1940s classics on 16th birthday

The Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum houses the Howard Hughes designed Spruce Goose, one of the largest aircraft ever built, in McMinnville, Oregon. Photo by David Tulis.

Inside the Spruce Goose

Tecnam P2002 Sierra MkII photo courtesy of Tecnam.

Tecnam P2002 Sierra gets luxury upgrade

The USS Arizona burning after the Japanese attack on Dec. 7, 1941. U.S. Navy archival photo.

Events remember Pearl Harbor

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The ‘Differences Training’ Difference

Most pilots have experienced “differences training” in one way or another. Perhaps it was making the jump from a normally-aspirated airplane like the Cessna Centurion to its turbocharged cousin. Or switching from the proverbial “Hershey wing” Cherokee to the tapered-wing Archer. In larger aircraft, it might come in the form of an FAA-sanctioned day of ...
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