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Aviation History:  “Douglas Commercial 3” (DC-3 Commercial Transport)
May13

Aviation History:  “Douglas Commercial 3” (DC-3 Commercial Transport)

The Douglas DC-3, which made air travel popular and airline profits possible, is universally recognized as the greatest airplane of its time. Some would argue that it is the greatest of all time. The first DC-3 built was the Douglas Sleeper Transport — also known as Skysleepers by airline customers — and it was the height of luxury. Fourteen plush seats in four main compartments could be folded in pairs to form seven berths, while...

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Aviation History: C-130A
May06

Aviation History: C-130A

The development of the Lockheed C-130 Hercules arose out of the need for a replacement for the Fairchild C-119/R4Q “Flying Boxcar” cargo/troop transport. The Boxcar was manufactured from 1948 to 1953 and had proved inadequate for the needs of the Far East Air Forces Combat Cargo Command during the Korean War. It was under-powered and little better than earlier C-82s, C-46s and C-47s. Early in 1951, the USAF Tactical Air...

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Aviation History: What ever happened to the eleven VC-140B Lockheed JetStars?
Apr22

Aviation History: What ever happened to the eleven VC-140B Lockheed JetStars?

Eleven C-140Bs were assigned to the Military Airlift Command. They were flown as VC-140B’s on special government and White House airlift missions by the 89th Military Airlift Wing at Andrews AFB, Maryland. The VC-140B’s were capable and versatile, but by the early 1980’s the Air Force was looking for a replacement. JetStars were out of production and spares were getting expensive. The JetStar was also not as fuel efficient as newer...

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Competition Heats Up with the BEST IN SHOW from Beverly Hills Dog Show
Apr02

Competition Heats Up with the BEST IN SHOW from Beverly Hills Dog Show

The Beverly Hills 2018 Dog Show presented by Purina have announced the Best in Show for the competition. King, the Wire Fox terrier took home the ribbon and prestigious title “Best in Show”.  NBC has highlight videos or for a viewing guide to watch the show again click here! The Best in Show prize was awarded from the canines who won the Best in their category. The best included: King the Wire Fox terrier (Terrier...

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*Last Chance – Ends Today* AMEX Increases Bonus On Popular Business Credit Card
Mar28

*Last Chance – Ends Today* AMEX Increases Bonus On Popular Business Credit Card

Apply for the AMEX Starwood Business Card and get up to 35,000 Starwood (SPG) points!  This is a very lucrative sign-up bonus if you have enough spending coming up in the next few months.  Once you meet the initial spending requirements and receive the SPG points, you can then transfer them to Marriott (which is what I did) and receive 3X Marriott Points.  So if you accumulate and transfer 40,000 SPG points, you will receive 120,000...

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Aviation History: VC-137C 85-6974 (SAM 974)
Mar04

Aviation History: VC-137C 85-6974 (SAM 974)

This Boeing 707-382B (c/n 20297/836) was originally delivered to TAP Air Portugal as CS-TBF in February 1970. It was sold to Buffalo Airways as N105BV in November 1983. It was finally seized by the U.S. Government from smugglers in 1985 and turned over to the USAF in October 1985. Buffalo Airways N105BV arrived at E-Systems 30 September 1985 and departed to Andrews AFB on 24 March 1988 as C-137C 85-6974. The airplane was disassembled...

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Road Closed Due to Flooding
Mar02

Road Closed Due to Flooding

On HWY 71 near FM 3134 near the Hopkins and Hunt County line, the road has been reported to be flooded. As a reminder always be cautious when flooding occurs on roads, and do not try to drive through the water. It can be deceptively deep or mess up your car or leave you...

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Boeing 367-80 Jet Transport
Feb11

Boeing 367-80 Jet Transport

On July 15, 1954, a graceful, swept-winged aircraft, bedecked in brown and yellow paint and powered by four revolutionary new engines first took to the sky above Seattle. Built by the Boeing Aircraft Company, the 367-80, better known as the Dash 80, would come to revolutionize commercial air transportation when its developed version entered service as the famous Boeing 707, America’s first jet airliner. Quickly Boeing turned its...

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The Special Air Mission VC-137C 85-6974 (SAM 974)
Feb04

The Special Air Mission VC-137C 85-6974 (SAM 974)

This Boeing 707-382B (c/n 20297/836) was originally delivered to TAP Air Portugal as CS-TBF in February 1970. It was sold to Buffalo Airways as N105BV in November 1983. It was finally seized by the U.S. Government from smugglers in 1985 and turned over to the USAF in October 1985.   Buffalo Airways N105BV arrived at E-Systems 30 September 1985 and departed to Andrews AFB on 24 March 1988 as C-137C 85-6974. The airplane was...

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Traveling with Children for the Holidays? By Johanna Hicks
Dec22

Traveling with Children for the Holidays? By Johanna Hicks

Traveling with Children for the Holidays?                 Christmas is  here, and New Year’s Day is not far behind, which means that many families will be traveling by car and airplane to visit with friends and relatives. This is an appropriate time to stop and think about having your child in the proper car seat before planning your trip.  Although parents always want to protect their children, studies show that nationally, 3 out of...

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