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Revolutions In Aviation History  
User currently offlineSoontobepilot From United States of America, joined May 2000, 271 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 2 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 3018 times:

Hi all,

I am a student participating in the National History Day Competition. This year the theme is : Revolution, Reaction, and Reform in History. I, being a plane-a-holic, wanted to do something about aviation.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy . I had originaly toyed with doing filght simulators: a revolution in pilot training, but my teacher said it was not historically significant enough. Anyways, it has to be historically significant, a revolution and/or reaction and/or reform, and it has to be ORIGINAL  Confused !!! No, not the jet engine or the write flyer, please  Sleepy !!! Thanks so much for reading this, and does anyone have any ideas? Thanks!

cheers,
soontobepilot  Wink/being sarcastic

and of course, the random photo of the post (drumroll, please!!!  Laugh out loud )


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User currently offlineFlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (13 years 2 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 3001 times:

How about the breaking of the sound barrier by Chuck Yeager & his Bell X-1??? I'm sure this could qualify. Regards.


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User currently offlineHA_DC9 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 658 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (13 years 2 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2996 times:

How about the introduction of the 747 jumbo jet and how it changed the face of travel and "globalization".

User currently offlinePenguinflies From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 990 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 2 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2990 times:

how about aviation and ocean history

example, the Pam Am clippers cutting travel time to Hawaii and Asia to days instead of weeks.

Introduction of the 707 on Trans-atlantic routes and how it replaced the SS United States, HMS Queen Mary, and HMS QE and QE2 as the primary way to crossing the pond.

One 707 costs $5 million back then and carried more passengers per year than the $30+ million QE2.


User currently offlineN17085 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (13 years 2 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2990 times:

Stealth technology and how it has changed the shape of modern warfare.

User currently offlineFanofjets From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 2006 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (13 years 2 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2983 times:

How about something on the DC-3 & C-47, the all-time classic airplane. The DC-3 provided passengers with a comfortable, modern cabin. The design perfected the monocoque fuselage/cantelevered wing configuration still in use today. With the advent of WWII, the DC provided the US Army Air Corps with outstanding lifting capablility. The DC-3 soldiered on after the war flying passengers and freight and still does so to this day. The DC-3 has been replaced by several other planes... all of them DC-3s.

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The aeroplane has unveiled for us the true face of the earth. -Antoine de Saint-Exupery
User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6346 posts, RR: 33
Reply 6, posted (13 years 2 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2979 times:

Blow the teacher away with the story of HOW the DC-3/C-47 became such a significant factor in air travel. I refer to the Boeing 247. All the airlines wanted it but Boeing refused to sell to any other carrier than it's own until all orders were delivered. This brought about the rise of Douglas and the near demise of Boeing. Only WWII saved Boeing, reference the B-17.

I guess the point is that the 247 may very well be the most signifigant airliner in history. It brought about the DC-3 and the rest is history.



Damn, this website is getting worse daily.
User currently offlineN17085 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (13 years 2 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2974 times:

Or the classic battle between the selling of the DC-8 and the 707 and the adaptions each had to make to fit the role for airlines and what settled out in the long run.

User currently offlineSoontobepilot From United States of America, joined May 2000, 271 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (13 years 2 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2969 times:

Hi everyone,

Thanks so much for your ideas. Ill think about all of them. Actually, I was amazed by one of the ideas. IMissPiedmont, to tell you the truth, I did the Boeing 247 last year! It was great fun!!! Your right, it was a great topic. I was a novice then, my video wasnt great, and I didnt get past regionals. But oh well!!! I cant beleive the coincidence! Once again, thanks to all of you and the airliners.net community for embrasing enthusiasts of all ages!

Cheers,
soontobepilot


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