The pre-eminent pilots of World War 1, many of whom were aces, created formation flying, traffic patterns, air combat tactics, and other aviation traditions that endure to this day.
Aviation in World War I changed tremendously from 1914 to 1918, as pilots discovered best (and worst) practices, and came up with innovations such as brakes, parachutes, and traffic patterns.
How much does it cost to raise a child? Very little, in our experience! Here's what we learned.
How I learned to pet a hedgehog, learned that hedgehogs don't land on their feet, and discovered the International Hedgehog Olympic Games.
Eddie Rickenbacker only had a few months at the front in World War 1, but shot down more aircraft for the amount of time he spent in action than any other pilot of World War 1. Stories from his book, "Fighting the Flying Circus"
The conditions at Iwo Jima made the battle an epic of struggle against extreme odds. Ingenious defenses, demoralizing attacks, and the island itself with Mount Suribachi looming in the background gave a special horror to this battle.
Iwo Jima was a battle of unmatched length and intensity. But if the war had happened a couple decades earlier or later, the battle might not have been fought. Why did it happen?
Why 99.99% of Imperial German flight badges on eBay are fake, and what to do about it. What WW1 airmen had to do to earn these badges, and why airfield operations stopped during a first solo.
How hard can it be to shoot down a giant bag of hydrogen? Very hard, according to WW1 ace Eddie Rickenbacker, who preferred to go up against another airplane rather than an observation balloon.
For the instruction of those who aspire to become a curmudgeon, or who want to know what curmudgeons are. Includes how to know whether a harrumph is proper, pets for curmudgeons, and how to attend a social event when curmudgeons are by definition unsocial.
How a new kind of rivet on the P-51 contributed to victory in the European Theater of WWII.
Manfred von Richthofen - medieval knight or early adopter of new technology? He actually started World War 1 riding a horse, and his service to the Kaiser seems anachronistic today. Yet he was of the generation that lived to see the space age and wrote a book that was read by air forces on both...
Brief history of Ernst Udet, highest German WWI ace after the Red Baron, and his Du Doch Nicht!! Fokker D-7.
Resources for those who have woken up to our responsibility to find out the real history from Iwo Jima veterans who are still alive.
If you're serious about getting married, you only want to read the best of the dating books out there. Read this to decide whether to buy The Rules.
What does a swarm of bees moving into a hive look like? How is all that frantic activity different from bees robbing an empty hive?
Comparison of Xerox, KIP, and Oce printers based on 18 years of experience in wide-format printing
World War I museum near Denver has unique collection of memorabilia and replica aircraft that fly regularly.
What are blueprints, bluelines, whiteprints, and how are they used for architectural copies? What is the difference between T-bond and bond, and which is used now?
Why blueprints aren't blue now, what is reprographics, how did architects copy their plans in the past and what printers are used now?
I’d like to recommend these nineteenth-century operettas to everyone, but especially to teenagers. They’ve been around for 130 years for good reason.
Ferrets are considered unusual; a hedgehog arouses curiosity as to how to pet it; but for getting attention, nothing beats carrying around a furry creature with those distinctive black and white stripes. People stop and stare; "Uh...is that what I think it is?" And the inevitable next question,...
What does it take to win a spelling bee? Myths and truths based on my own experience competing in the 1979 National Spelling Bee.
What is the best kind of snow for building an igloo? How big do you build an igloo? What can you do with an igloo in your back yard?