How to Bring Your Love of Aviation Into Your Home

Fill your life with what you love  If you consider yourself an avgeek, you probably love all things aviation. I mean, that’s why you read The Flight Blog, right? To immerse yourself in the wonderful world of aviation and its rich history. Given the chance, I’m sure you’d much rather [...]

Plane of the Week: The Erco Ercoupe

Between aisles of herringbone suits and wool neckties sat the ERCO Ercoupe. The small, twin-tail metal plane with a bubble canopy caught everyone’s eye. The 1945 Manhattan department store advertisement read, “Macy’s the world’s largest store, within a matter of days, will bring you America’s first certified spinproof plane!” The [...]

Pack Your Bags: The Compact Travel Checklist

If there’s one thing you should know about me it’s that I’m a planner and an organizer. I’m putting that to use for you here with a roundup of all the basic information you need for flying. Whether it’s your first time or you just always seem to forget something, [...]

Everyone Wanted to Be Charles Lindbergh (Including Mickey Mouse)

How one man's journey changed the world. Charles Lindbergh made his historic transatlantic flight in May of 1927. The feat, which took 33.5 hours, was the first time anyone flew nonstop across the Atlantic Ocean. When he succeeded in flying from New York to Paris, Lindbergh was greeted by a [...]

Plane of the Week: Martin B-26 Marauder

The Martin B-26 Marauder was introduced in 1941 for use during the course of World War II. The twin-engined medium bomber served first in the Pacific Theater in 1942 and was later used in the Mediterranean Theater as well as Western Europe. The United States Army Air Corps (USAAC) issued Circular Proposal [...]