AVIATION HISTORY MONTH
When it comes to Aviation History Month in November, there’s plenty to celebrate. From the first balloons sent up into the atmosphere to every device invented that elevated humans above the earth, our imaginations have been captured by the idea of flight. Aviation History Month recognizes the achievements of the men and women who make it happen.
AVIATORS IN HISTORY
Looking back, many of us quickly identify Wilbur and Orville Wright. However, long before the brothers took to the air, others were lifting off in other devices. In fact, the Wrights were inspired by these inventive pioneers in aviation. For example, Otto Lilienthal built gliders and flew them near Berlin, Germany. His very invention aided the Wright brothers in the design of a powered aeroplane.
Another notable figure in aviation history many will name is Amelia Erhardt. While she earned many records, the one record she never successfully circumnavigated the globe. The first woman to gain that honor was Geraldine Mock. In 1964, Jerrie Mock completed her feat in twenty-nine days, eleven hours, and fifty-nine minutes. She flew a Cessna 180 named the “Spirit of Columbus.”
In 1941, The 99th Pursuit Squadron was activated at Tuskegee comprised of black pilots and ground crews. They became known as the Tuskegee Airmen, a segregated military unit. Because the NAACP had forced the military’s hand, the airmen were under-trained and expected to fail. Though they did not perform at the same level as their counterparts, they completed their missions and met demands while overcoming obstacles. As a result, they led the way for integrated units in the U.S. Air Force.
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HOW TO OBSERVE
There are numerous ways to explore aviation history.
- Read a book about aviation
- Visit an aviation museum
- Talk to a pilot or go for a ride in an airplane
- Listen to a podcast about aviation history
- Watch a video about aviation history
- Start a new Career in Aviation
Find an airshow event near you. Use #AviationHistoryMonth to post on social media.
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LITTLETON, CO – January 1, 2017 – Colorado based Avjobs.com marks twenty nine year commitment to the aviation community. “This milestone says a great deal about our dedication to the industry and our success”, says Pat Smith, Director of Marketing at Avjobs.com.
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The company originated in 1988 as, The Airline Employment Assistance Corps. & Avjobs Worldwide. The first job opening was posted to our DOS based Bulletin Board System in 1991. In 1994, we made the transition to the Internet. The technology and design of our web-based system revolutionized the scope and direction of industry, Internet employment services. An accomplishment we are very proud of.
Today, tens of thousands of aviation employers find Avjobs.com is a crucial part of their recruitment strategy. In addition, we assist industry job seekers from high school students to seasoned professionals. This combination successfully brings employers and employees together in one central location. Our valuable resources include Job Search, Resume Service, Aviation Directory, HR Solutions, Career Overviews, Aviation Schools: The Original Aviation School Database, and more.
Our staff is absolutely delighted with the support we receive from the aviation community. We are very proud of our accomplishment, and "Thank You" for making it all possible. You can count on Avjobs.com to continue our long-standing commitment to the aviation community, well into the future.
Today marks the official start of Women of Aviation Worldwide week! Check out all of the events worldwide at http://www.womenofaviationweek.org/ There are contests, live web streaming, and much more.
Today's airline industry is radically different from what it was prior to 1978. At that time, the industry resembled a public utility, with a government agency, the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB), determining the routes each airline flew and overseeing the prices they charged. Today, it is a market-driven industry, with customer demand determining the levels of service and price.
The turning point was the Airline Deregulation Act, approved by Congress on October 24, 1978 and signed into law four days later by President Jimmy Carter. Pressure for airline deregulation had been building for many years, particularly among economists who pointed out, in numerous studies, that unregulated intrastate airfares were substantially lower than fares for interstate flights of comparable distances. However, it was a series of developments in the mid-1970s that intensified the pressure and brought the issue to a head. more>>