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The U.S. and Its Aviation Culture – The Great Air Race Days

Doc Edwards

No need to add more descriptive material to this movie discovery.  One of our aviation news scouts, Doc Edwards (L), found this priceless gem for us.  In and of itself, it tells an inspiring slice of our aviation cultures’ history – one about some of America’s greatest men and women of the 20th Century.  The Golden Era of our aviation heroes – mostly civilians, but also some from our military.

The Great Days of Air Races” is truly an American Scrapbook Experience.

Please enjoy – and remember your sound (The sound track is a bit weak).  The movie (Video) is 17:27 in length.

Do You Know the Real Reason Amelia Earhart is so Famous?

It would surely be surprising if any of you FASF website viewers didn’t already know a great deal about the American Aviatrix, Amelia Earhart, but here’s an interesting video, 7:04 minutes long, that gives you some background about what it is that really made her such a world-wide female and aviation celebrity.

As a matter of coincidence, the video also reveals some of the events and phenomena relating to the instigating of the American public’s romance with aviation itself, and the actual activities within the post WWI aviation civilian community that opened the doors to both U.S. civil aviation’s rebirth, as well as how this came about.  If you make note as the video plays, at about the 3:45 minute mark into the film, you’ll get a brief explanation of how America’s romance with flying opened up the new era of commercial aviation’s first-ever profitability – – – and business viability.

And, of course, as did no other airplane at that point in history, if was the First Aero Squadron’s now military surplussed Jenny’s that opened up that great new era – – – and began America’s new romantic involvement with, and enthusiasm for aviation in general.