Flight World War II (2015)
Remind me again how the plane was able to fly in darkness and cloud without instruments assuming an average of about 1.5 minutes of flight under those conditions before auguring in. Pilots, don't say... easy, just step on the ball.And let me get this straight. A jet from the future wants to bring the Brits radar and no one besides the Brit radio operator is interested enough to actually be present for the radio transmissions? They send up planes and a missile on the say-so of the young operator? But still no one else is present at the radio?There are cutting tools and expertise to pull out the weather radar components in the aircraft nose, and the radio operator knows how to power it up and interpret the signals though he's never seen a radar before? And still no Brit officer cares to have a look? I'm trying to picture the pilot saying, yes, lets cut out the only instrument we have working in the cockpit that might get us home. Why not just have aliens intervene if logic plays no part in this?Hopefully the radar's large scale integrated computer circuits don't impede the manufacture of new Brit radars.
Flight World War II (2015)
"The greatest battle that never happened!"A passenger plane is caught in a giant magnetic storm on a flight from Washington to Paris. When the storm clears, it appears that the plane is still on course. But soon it is discovered that they are no longer in 2015, but in the full chaos of the war year 1940. Both the Allies and the Nazis see this plane as a direct threat and open fire. The crew must do everything in their power to avoid the danger and find their way back to the present, without changing the course of world history.
The annual Cannes Film Festival is a wonderful reminder that the world is full of films; some are award-worthy, some are truly terrible, and still more are just plain forgotten. Thanks to our own Talia Soghomonian, we have a pictorial representation of some of those films captured in the form of over 30 posters. Some are the highly anticipated films due out later this year like Terminator Genisys and The Peanuts Movie. Others aim to capitalize on the recent stardom of a principal actor, like Jennifer Lawrence in the 2008 film The Poker House. Still more are fantastic just because of how insane they look, how inane their premise is, or the caliber of the actors they're advertising. Look no further than John Travolta in Warbirds and Nicolas Cage in USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage. Though we don't have these two gems in the same film, we do have them in the same image on side-by-side posters. Take a look at this year's crop below, and click for hi-res:
The honorees, many in their 90s, are accompanied each step of the way by guardians who volunteer to take care of each veteran both on the ground and in the air. One extra special flight to Hawaii even featured celebrity service.
Retired Air Force Lt. Col. Raymond Schaaf passed away just 10 days after taking flight with Honor Flight Austin to view the National WWII Memorial in Washington. Before he passed, he shared a memory of his first combat mission in the skies over Germany.
Much better than I expected! The plot is a bit tired and formulaic, and the special effects are so-so. What really shines in this movie is the acting. It is pretty much top-notch throughout. Faran Tahir is excellent as the pilot (despite the inane and somewhat unlikely character name). Robby Kay is very believable as a young British soldier. Aqueela Zoll is more than just eye candy, and does a credible role as a competent and concerned flight attendant.Worth a watch if you enjoy the alternate history and time-travel genre.SPOILER ALERT: DON'T READ FURTHER IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN THE MOVIEI laughed when they portrayed the Luftwaffe flying Me-262 jets in 1940, but later learned that this fits into the alternate-history plot.
Captain William Strong (Faran Tahir) is the pilot of a mundane flight to London, when Flight IR42 flies through a mysterious wormhole that pulls craft, crew and passengers into a World War ll war zone in 1940's France. Dodging anti-aircraft fire provides major turbulence and danger; Captain Strong is open for suggestions on how to get back to the century they belong and do it before the German Luftwaffe hits them dead on. Enter help in the form of a British radio Corporal Nigel Sheffield (Robbie Kay), who believes this outlandish situation can be reversed.Other players include: Aqueela Zoll, Adam Blake, Angie Dick, Blaine Gray, Matias Ponce and David Campfield.
I went on to become an engineer and pilot myself, and finally a NASA astronaut. During my 15-year NASA career, I flew four space missions. My first three flights were aboard space shuttles (which became Boeing products in 1996). On my last mission, I served as the commander of the International Space Station, also a Boeing spacecraft.
Killebrew details the obstacles faced by RAF officials in developing and maintaining flight-training programs across the United States. In particular, the author notes that the distance between the bases in the United States and the RAF offices in the United Kingdom created problems in coordinating with civilian air fields for training, procuring the proper aircraft for the new schools, and outfitting the schools with the necessary personnel. He concludes that despite these initial problems, the American and British personnel were able to establish successful flight-training schools across the United States.
The strength of this book is its overview of the training process for RAF airmen from the long voyage over to the United States to their graduation and return home. Killebrew effectively uses questionnaires to demonstrate the difficulties young trainees faced when adapting to flight training and American culture. Despite these difficulties, he shows that most RAF pilots trained in the United States were able to move on to operational training and perform a variety of duties ranging from rescue missions to providing close air support for ground troops during the war.
Killebrew provides a good overview of RAF training in the United [End Page 442] States. The author shows that despite the difficulties and complexities of the training program, the pilots were able to receive adequate primary flight instruction in the United States before returning to the United Kingdom. Overall, the book is a worthwhile and well-written volume on a topic that needs more coverage.
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They traveled from Cincinnati this morning with the Honor Flight Network. The nonprofit flies vets here to D.C. to visit the memorials that were built in their honor. Today's was the first ever all female honor flight.
RENO: I came from a very, very small town in North Dakota and I wanted to see the world. I was going to be an airline attendant, a stewardess. And so I - you had to be a nurse, so I went to nursing school. When I got out of nursing school, I went to apply and they said I was too short, so I couldn't do that, so I joined the Army.
Departing from the Cold War narratives taken for granted in depictions of the United States after World War II, Eric Avila explores new interpretations of urban postwar life, where highway construction, suburbanization, deindustrialization, slum clearance and white flight redefined the American city as one fraught with disparities of race, class and gender.
Such recollections are sure to return to Robinett this week. On Tuesday, with the 65th anniversary of the start of the war approaching, Robinett and 20 other Korean War veterans will join 46 World War II veterans on a journey from Fresno to Washington, D.C., as part of Central Valley Honor Flight, a program designed to take veterans to the nation's capital to see the memorials erected in their honor. This is the seventh honor flight from the central San Joaquin Valley and the first time Central Valley Honor Flight will be taking Korean War veterans on the journey.
Al Perry is a retired 1st lieutenant in the Army Medical Service Corps who served during Vietnam. He is Central Valley Honor Flight's president and has been with the organization since its inception in 2013. He says that Honor Flight has always allowed veterans of the Korean and Vietnam wars to apply to go on the trip, but that World War II veterans have priority. Over the last two years he has gathered roughly 70 applications from Korean War vets, but hasn't been able to take them on a flight until now because of the many World War II vets who have applied.
Over the course of three days, starting with a chartered flight from Fresno Yosemite International Airport that departs early Tuesday morning, veterans will visit the World War II, Air Force, Iwo Jima, Vietnam, Korea and Navy memorials. They will tour the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum and the Women's Military History Museum. They will also attend the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery and be guests at two lunches, one hosted by the American Legion and one hosted by California congressmen Jim Costa, Jeff Denham, Devin Nunes and David Valadao. All of this before returning to Fresno on Thursday.
An exhibition about beautiful Yunnan and the Flying Tigers provides a boost to cultural exchange between China and America, and helps us remember the days when American volunteers helped China flight the Japanese invaders, said a senior official of the Chinese Consulate General in New York on Sunday. 041b061a72