Aviation News Journal
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Although the Spanish Civil War has been described as a proving ground or trial run for World War II, it was very much a real war. Intense air combat produced numerous aces, but one pilot from North Africa stood out from the crowd.
Francis Gabreski’s flying career is one of the most encouraging stories in the world of aviation. It is a story that reminds us that success is not about how you start out, but rather, how you finish.
The Bf-109 is without doubt the most famous German-designed aircraft ever used in combat. However, when looking at military history books, this remarkable fighter is usually overshadowed by more popular aircraft, such as the Spitfire and Mustang. Was this German fighter really that formidable?
Learn more about Clyde Cessna, founder of the Cessna Company.
“Flying an aeroplane in combat should be automatic. The mind must be free to think what to do. It must never be clouded with any thought on how it should be done.” - Tom Pattle