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New President of the MMA

Biography of Douglas C. Miles – Douglas C. Miles was born in Florence South Carolina in Oct. of 1946 and was one of five sons of Raleigh J. Miles. He grew up on a dairy farm second of five boys in Florence County. He graduated from J. C. Lynch high school in 1964. One week […] Continue reading →

Hangar Bay One Opens to Public 11-10-2010

information provided by National Naval Aviation Museum, Pensacola, FL. The P5M Marlin has been undergoing restoration at the National Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola, Fla.  This aircraft will soon be displayed inside the Museum’s new exhibit hangar, Hangar Bay One. This new addition, the first in 14 years, will house approximately 35 aircraft and add […] Continue reading →

54B Operations in the Salton Sea

Salton Sea, California’s largest lake was formed in 1905. That year, the Colorado River choked with melting snow and excessive rainfall, burst its boundaries. The overflow filled a basin in Southeastern California that now covers 376 square miles, is 52 feet at maximum depth and whose surface level is 226 feet below sea level. As […] Continue reading →

Experimenting with Landing Gear in 1945

Excerpt from the book, Our Navy Days, By Joseph L Heinz In June 1945, the Navy delivered to our NATS VR-8 squadron, the world’s largest operational seaplane, the Martin MARS, and it also was the largest aircraft, until 1988, ever operationally flown. After many years in design and production, and setbacks, the MARS made her […] Continue reading →