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Salute From The Shore V

Submitted by Jim Hamilton The restored C-47 in the video below is owned and flown by former SC Aeronautics Commissioner Barry G. Avent. It was one of the C-47s involved in operation Market Garden during the WWII invasion of Europe. … Continue reading

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242’er Meets Amelia Earhart At USAF Museum

Bob Stearns has reported meeting Amelia Earhart at the USAF Museum at Lowery Air Force Base in Denver, CO. I had no idea who she is and I just started talking to a pretty face.  Now I know lots!  Of … Continue reading

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SERENDIPITY

Did you ever wonder how some things just seem to happen and it comes out to be surprisingly delightful? The following story comes from a simple question asked by my wonderful wife Pat. It’s Saturday morning (01/11/2014) it’s rainy and … Continue reading

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EAA Ford Tri-Motor Tour Stop Review

The powerful roar of the three Pratt & Whitney 985 engines off in the distance was unmistakable. The EAA Ford tri-motor, “Tin Goose”, had arrived in the Columbia area and, in just a few minutes, would be touching down on … Continue reading

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Doolittle Raiders’ Final Toast Saturday, November 9, 2013 At 6:00 p.m.

By Mac Burton Sixty seven years ago the Doolittle Raiders got together for their 1st anniversary of their famous raid on Tokyo. They agreed that they would get together every year thereafter until there were only 2 left and that … Continue reading

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EAA’s Ford Tri-motor Arrives At KCUB

EAA’s Ford tri-motor arrived at Jim Hamilton-LB Owens Airport (KCUB) this morning around 10:30 a.m. It transitioned to here from its last stop at Monroe, NC. The pilot, Colin Soucy, and co-pilot, Rich Desjardins, artfully directed the tri-motor into a … Continue reading

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The Actress, the Pilot And a Magazine

By Kate McLaurin Brigadier General Charles Blair turned to his movie-star wife, Maureen O’Hara and told her he’d bought her a magazine.  She was quite surprised until he confessed he’d done it to help keep her mind off Hollywood and … Continue reading

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Challenger Receives Aerospace Artifacts During SC Aviation Week

Submitted by Ron Shelton via SC Historic Aviation Foundation The Challenger Learning Center (CLC), where Richland School District One students and others are introduced to aeronautics and space-themed programming, launched into Aviation Week by adding two pieces of rare memorabilia … Continue reading

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Planes, Trains and Automobiles

By Bob Stearns The last Thursday in May Marge and I embarked on a trip using all three modes of transportation. The first leg was from Columbia to Toronto via Delta. The next leg was across Canada from Toronto to … Continue reading

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WWII Veterans Re-Visit Ft. Benning Aboard C-47

By Ron Shelton, photos by Niall McLaughlin On Thursday, October 4, 2012, several area veterans traveled to Fort Benning, Georgia, to visit and tour the Airborne School Museum. They were flown to Fort Benning aboard a C-47 owned and piloted … Continue reading

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