Aviation History

History of the Jet Age – Part 2

The First Gulf War The First Gulf War involved some of the most complex and interesting weapons used in fighting.  Untrackable and silent airplanes, bombs with super-accurate targeting, missiles capable of hitting other missiles, and satellites allowing someone to know their exact location while in the middle of nowhere, were all used.  What became arguably Read More…

Aviation History

The End of the Airship Era: The Hindenburg Disaster

Rigid airships were developed in the early 1900s. In Germany, Hugo Eckner was instrumental in popularizing airship travel. In 1924, Eckner commanded the airship Los Angeles during its flight across the Atlantic Ocean. Encouraged by the success, he was responsible for building the even bigger airship Graf Zeppelin. Beginning in 1928, the Graf Zeppelin regularly Read More…