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  • 111 Years Ago Today: Man’s First Powered Flight.

    12/17/2014 11:49:14 AM PST · by EveningStar · 46 replies
    Alert 5 ^ | December 17, 2014 | Tom Demerly
    It is equipped with side stick controls like an F-16 Fighting Falcon. It uses an advanced, “mission adaptive” wing that has no seams at the control surfaces. The wing is so unique its design is protected under U.S. patent 821,393. The entire wing changes shape to control the roll axis of the aircraft ... And it is the first successful powered aircraft ever, the Wright Flyer. 111 years ago today Orville Wright became the first man to achieve powered flight. His first 12-second flight, covering only 120 feet, changed the course of mankind. 10:35 Local, Thursday, 17 December, 1903; Kill...
  • Connecticut Senate passes bill writing Wright Brothers out of history

    06/05/2013 10:11:10 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 164 replies ^ | 6-5-2013 | Jeremy A. Kaplan
    Are they righting a wrong or wronging the Wrights? The Connecticut Senate passed a bill Tuesday evening that would delete the Wright brothers from history, explicitly stripping recognition for the first powered flight from Orville and Wilbur and assigning it to someone else. “The Governor shall proclaim a date certain in each year as Powered Flight Day to honor the first powered flight by [the Wright brothers] Gustave Whitehead and to commemorate the Connecticut aviation and aerospace industry,” reads House Bill No. 6671, which now sits on the governor’s desk awaiting passage into law. "There’s no question that the Wright...
  • British WWII fighter found in Egyptian desert

    05/15/2012 4:39:47 PM PDT · by SJackson · 11 replies
    CNN ^ | 5-15-12 | Alan Silverleib
    (CNN) -- As German Gen. Erwin Rommel chased British forces across the North African desert, a stray Royal Air Force fighter crashed in the blistering sands of the Egyptian Sahara on June 28, 1942. The pilot was never heard from again. The damaged Kittyhawk P-40 -- a couple of hundred miles from civilization -- was presumed lost forever. Until now. In what experts consider nothing short of a miracle, a Polish oil company worker recently discovered the plane believed to have been flown by missing Flight Sgt. Dennis Copping. And almost 70 years after the accident, it's extraordinarily well-preserved. The...
  • Frozen in the sands of time: Eerie Second World War RAF fighter plane discovered in the Sahara.

    05/12/2012 1:01:58 PM PDT · by Doogle · 39 replies
    Dail Mail ^ | 05/10/12 | Paul Harris
    He was hundreds of miles from civilisation, lost in the burning heat of the desert. Second World War Flight Sergeant Dennis Copping took what little he could from the RAF Kittyhawk he had just crash-landed, then wandered into the emptiness. From that day in June 1942 the mystery of what happened to the dentist’s son from Southend was lost, in every sense, in the sands of time.
  • Almost Perfectly Preserved’ WWII Fighter Discovered in Sahara Desert — 70 Years After Disappearing

    05/11/2012 9:07:30 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 100 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 05/10/12 | Becket Adams
    It’s not quite the same as the opening sequence to “Close Encounters of the Third Kind,” but it’s awfully close. The Daily Mail reports that a Polish oil company worker, Jakub Perka, has discovered an “almost perfectly preserved” Kittyhawk P-40 that crash-landed in the Sahara Desert in 1942. “Despite the crash impact, most of the aircraft’s cockpit instruments are intact,” according to the report.
  • Aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk not for sale to India

    02/10/2010 10:20:37 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 23 replies · 1,201+ views ^ | 2/10/2010 |
    The aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk is not up for sale to the Indian Navy as it has already “outstretched” its life, a senior US Navy officer said Wednesday. "The ship was meant to last 48 years. It is in Wilmington (North Carolina) and not for sale. There is no intention to sell it. It has already outstretched its intended service life," Rear Admiral Allen G. Myers, the Director (Warfare Integration) of the US Navy, told IANS. This puts to rest all reports of the decommissioned carrier being offered to India, which, at one stage, expressed interest in the vessel....
  • USS Kitty Hawk CV-63 returns to San Diego for final time(photo thread)

    08/09/2008 5:57:55 AM PDT · by A.A. Cunningham · 38 replies · 696+ views
    United States Navy ^ | 7 August 2008
    080807-N-7883G-363 SAN DIEGO (Aug. 7, 2008) The aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) moves past the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73), in background, as Kitty Hawk prepares to moor at Naval Air Station North Island upon her return to San Diego Thursday, Aug. 7, 2008. Kitty Hawk will be decommissioned next year in Bremerton, Wash. The 46- year-old carrier is the oldest active-duty warship in the Navy and will be replaced this summer George Washington as the Navy's only permanently forward-deployed aircraft carrier. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kyle D. Gahlau/Released)...
  • USS Kitty Hawk, Navy's Oldest Active Ship, Leaves Japan to Be Decommissioned

    05/28/2008 1:57:11 PM PDT · by MissouriConservative · 71 replies · 929+ views
    Fox News ^ | May 28, 2008 | Associated Press
    The oldest active ship in the U.S. Navy, the USS Kitty Hawk aircraft carrier, made its final departure from Japan on Wednesday to be decommissioned after nearly half a century of service. ***** The Kitty Hawk, the last conventionally powered aircraft carrier in the Navy, is to be replaced later this summer by the USS George Washington, a nuclear-powered carrier. The decommissioning date for the ship is set for Jan. 31.
  • U.S. Carrier Kitty Hawk was in 28-hour Standoff with Chinese Submarine

    01/16/2008 12:53:42 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 267 replies · 1,848+ views
    Yonhap News ^ | 01/16/08 | Chung Juho
    /begin my excerpt U.S. Carrier Kitty Hawk was in 28-hour Standoff with Chinese Submarine Tense battle-ready standoff in Taiwan Strait (Hong Kong=Yonhap News) Chung Juho = U.S. aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk (and its battle group) had 28-hour battle-ready standoff with a Chinese submarine and a missile destroyer in Taiwan Strait last November, it has been revealed. This was the first military standoff between U.S. and China since the Taiwan Strait Crisis in 1996. According to Jan. 16 dispatch by China Times in Taiwan, on Nov. 23 last year, Kitty Hawk battle group was en route to Japan after China...
  • China Says US Agrees: Forget Navy Spat

    12/04/2007 12:17:07 PM PST · by charles m · 26 replies · 135+ views
    AP ^ | 12/4/07 | FOSTER KLUG
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Chinese and American military officials have agreed to put behind them a dispute over China's refusal to allow port calls to Hong Kong by U.S. Navy warships, a Chinese official said Tuesday. China has hinted that its denials of port calls for the USS Kitty Hawk and eight other ships were triggered by Congress' honoring of the Dalai Lama and U.S. arms sales to Chinese rival Taiwan. The rejection of the ships drew protests from the United States and led the Bush administration to call China's Washington defense attache to the Pentagon to hear complaints about the...
  • US ship caused China 'grave concern' (USS Kitty Hawk & 'sensitivity' over Taiwan Strait by China)

    12/04/2007 11:24:33 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 129+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/4/07 | AP
    BEIJING - China said Tuesday it expressed "grave concern" over the USS Kitty Hawk's passage through the politically sensitive Taiwan Strait on its return to Japan. The U.S. aircraft carrier had been barred by China from entering Hong Kong for a Thanksgiving port call. Mainland Chinese authorities reversed their decision, but by then the ships were too far out to sea and did not turn back. "U.S. officials informed China at that time that it took the route because of a storm," Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang said at a briefing. "China expressed grave concern to the U.S. and requested...
  • Duncan Hunter - What the Chinese are buying with American trade dollars

    11/27/2007 9:58:26 PM PST · by dit_xi · 41 replies · 194+ views
    What the Chinese are buying with American trade dollars"I'm Congressman Duncan Hunter. A few weeks ago when this Song Class Chinese submarine emerged next to one of our aircraft carriers about 80 miles off Okinawa, it shows the American people what the Chinese are buying with American trade dollars. They're cheating on trade and they're buying ships and planes and missles with our money as well as taking millions of jobs. Join me at Peace Through Strength for fair trade."
  • Stop Letting Them Treat Us Like a Turkey

    12/01/2007 3:53:11 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies · 526+ views ^ | November 30, 2007 | Diana West
    What could the USS Kitty Hawk and Citigroup possibly have in common? I'll start with the aircraft carrier because I'm still stewing over what happened when the People's Republic of China abruptly denied the USS Kitty Hawk and its accompanying ships and submarines their routine, scheduled Thanksgiving berth in Hong Kong, where hundreds of crew members' families had gathered (at considerable expense) to celebrate the holiday with their loved ones. First, there was the nasty act itself. News accounts speculated about the "reason" -- was it President Bush's recent meeting with the Dalai Lama? Our latest arms agreement with Taiwan?...
  • China: Navy Spat Not a Misunderstanding(Kitty Hawk was about the Dalai Lama)

    11/29/2007 11:33:00 PM PST · by milestogo · 26 replies · 61+ views
    China: Navy Spat Not a Misunderstanding By ANITA CHANG – 15 hours agoBEIJING (AP) — China's last-minute cancellation of a U.S. Navy visit to Hong Kong was not the result of a misunderstanding, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said Thursday, adding that ties had been "disturbed and harmed" by Congress' honoring of the Dalai Lama and U.S. arms sales to Taiwan.Spokesman Liu Jianchao denounced an earlier report from Washington that said Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi told President Bush the incident was a misunderstanding.But Liu offered no concrete explanation as to why China barred the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk and its...
  • China Explains Decision to Block U.S. Ships [Blames US]

    11/29/2007 8:10:58 AM PST · by charles m · 36 replies · 81+ views
    New York Times ^ | 11/29/07 | David Lague
    BEIJING, Nov. 29 — China denied permission for a United States aircraft carrier battle group and other American warships to visit Hong Kong last week because of the Bush administration’s proposal to sell upgrades to Patriot antimissile batteries to Taiwan, Chinese state media said today. Beijing also said today that Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi had not told President Bush in a meeting Wednesday that the decisions to deny the ship visits were a “misunderstanding,” as the White House had reported after the talks.“Reports that Foreign Minister Yang said in the United States that it was a misunderstanding do not accord...
  • Commentary:Will the USS Kitty Hawk cement U.S.-India military ties?

    11/28/2007 8:01:00 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 31 replies · 927+ views
    United Press International,Asia ^ | Nov. 28 | M.D. NALAPAT
    Commentary: Will the USS Kitty Hawk cement U.S.-India military ties? MANIPAL, India, Nov. 28 M.D. NALAPAT Column: Future Present Thanks largely to India's first prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, who shared with his leftwing British friends a dislike of the Yanks, the geopolitically senseless alienation between the United States and India continued for five decades after India's independence in 1947. What seems finally to have convinced the British to leave India was the seepage of loyalty from the Indian component of the armed forces. More than 2 million Indians saw action on the Allied side during World War II. Yet during...
  • U.S. aircraft carrier (Kitty Hawk) denied access to Hong Kong (last minute denial by China)

    11/21/2007 7:23:11 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 103 replies · 459+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 11/21/07 | Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - China has unexpectedly denied the USS Kitty Hawk aircraft carrier and its accompanying ships entry to Hong Kong port for a long-planned Thanksgiving holiday visit, the U.S. State Department said on Wednesday. "At present, it appears the USS Kitty Hawk strike group will not be making a port call in Hong Kong as previously planned as a result of a last minute denial by the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs," State Department spokeswoman Nicole Thompson said. China gave no reason was for the denial, Thompson said. The United States is pressing Chinese authorities for an explanation and...
  • An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the Diamondbacks of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 102

    09/10/2007 2:30:23 PM PDT · by RDTF · 3 replies · 215+ views ^ | September 7, 2007
    (Sept. 7, 2007) - An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the Diamondbacks of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 102 makes a final pass before landing aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) during exercise Malabar 07-2. This multinational exercise includes naval forces from India, Australia, Japan, Singapore and the United States. Kitty Hawk and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5 are currently conducting their summer deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jarod Hodge (RELEASED)
  • Oldest U.S. carrier making last voyage (USS Kitty Hawk)

    05/23/2007 3:23:33 PM PDT · by Thinkin' Gal · 79 replies · 2,298+ views
    Yahoo (AP) ^ | 23 May 2007
    This image provided by the US Navy shows the U.S. Navy's oldest ship in full active service, the USS Kitty Hawk, departing Yokosuka Japan Tuesday May 15, 2007 to begin carrier qualifications in the western Pacific Ocean. Kitty Hawk is the Navy's only permanent forward-deployed aircraft carrier and operates out of Yokosuka, Japan. The Kitty Hawk is scheduled to be decommissioned in 2008. (AP Photo/US Navy - Stephen Rowe) Oldest U.S. carrier making last voyage TOKYO - The USS Kitty Hawk, the US Navy's oldest ship in full active service, embarked on its last major maneuvers Wednesday before being...
  • Business as usual for Navy’s oldest carrier

    03/13/2007 6:00:58 AM PDT · by Condor 63 · 13 replies · 661+ views
    Stars and Stripes ^ | Tuesday, March 13, 2007 | Allison Batdorff
    YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — It’s hard to tell that the USS Kitty Hawk is on the verge of being decommissioned. Although the ship will be “withdrawn from active service” in a year, it’s pretty much business as usual aboard the Navy’s oldest carrier, said Airman Yancy Chandler, who has worked aboard the forward-deployed carrier for two years. “It’s like the normal routine around here,” Chandler said. And that’s the way leadership likes it, said Kitty Hawk Command Master Chief Petty Officer Ashley Smith. “The worst thing you can do on a ship is to tell everyone you’re decommissioning,” Smith...
  • Is China Stalking Us?

    11/29/2006 9:02:03 PM PST · by jojoba · 25 replies · 934+ views ^ | November 28, 2006 | Joe Buff
    The close encounter between a Chinese diesel sub and the American carrier USS Kitty Hawk on October 26 near Okinawa, first reported openly in the U.S. in mid-November, has already generated quite a lot of commentary. Some of what's been said, though, seems to have had its objectivity compromised by hewing first to one or another ideology on how to interpret current post-electoral gamesmanship and geopolitics, then forcing conclusions that fit the preferred ideology. This vituperative polarization can obscure worthwhile analysis that's truly germane to U.S. national security and world peace. China's seaward ambitions for deterrence -- both nuclear and...
  • U.S. admiral urges closer China ties after sub scare

    11/14/2006 12:05:49 PM PST · by jojoba · 93 replies · 1,865+ views
    Reuters (Yahoo!) ^ | Tue Nov 14, 4:37 AM ET | By Mark Bendeich
    KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - A U.S. defense chief called for closer military ties with China and for the two powers to shed "Cold War" thinking on Tuesday as he highlighted a recent naval encounter that could have gone wrong. The chief of U.S. forces in the Pacific, Admiral William J. Fallon, was asked to confirm a U.S. newspaper report of an uncomfortably close encounter between U.S. warships and a Chinese submarine in the Pacific last month. Confirming the gist of the Washington Times report, Fallon said the submarine had been detected at close quarters by an aircraft carrier and its...
  • WashTimes: China sub secretly stalked U.S. fleet (surprisingly within firing range)

    11/12/2006 10:23:21 PM PST · by quesney · 123 replies · 4,246+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Washington Times
    By Bill Gertz THE WASHINGTON TIMES November 13, 2006 The USS Kitty Hawk aircraft carrier The USS Kitty Hawk aircraft carrier (AFP/Getty Images) A Chinese submarine stalked a U.S. aircraft carrier battle group in the Pacific last month and surfaced within firing range of its torpedoes and missiles before being detected, The Washington Times has learned. The surprise encounter highlights China's continuing efforts to prepare for a future conflict with the U.S., despite Pentagon efforts to try to boost relations with Beijing's communist-ruled military. The submarine encounter with the USS Kitty Hawk and its accompanying warships also is an embarrassment...
  • ?China sub stalks USS Kittyhawk? and 9/11 Lesson

    11/12/2006 9:20:23 PM PST · by Gene Eric · 18 replies · 501+ views
    DRUDGE REPORT - PAPER: CHINA SUB STALKS USS KITTY HAWK If 9/11 did not occur, I?d be less inclined to contemplate the Chinese nipping at the propellers of our Naval fleet. We learned the hard way that the world?s greatest military machine and supporting private sector technology could not be applied to foil the 9/11 attack. Clearly, this is not the fault of the technology nor the capability; but the slumber we have yet to escape. If we continue to snooze, the inevitable awakening will be a rude one for all.

    10/18/2006 7:20:09 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 34 replies · 2,524+ views
    FNN NEWS TV (Japanese) Short 300k Video Clip ^ | 18 October 2006 | FNN News TV (Japanese) Short Clip
    Japanese TV reporters (FNN) today captured photo and video images of single seater F/A 18-E "Super Hornet", carrier based EC-2 Hawkeye surveillance craft and USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63)mobilization and aired the reports in evening Japanese TV. This is all seen as further analysis of the DPRK nuke testing and in preparation for possible action against North Korea. The Japanese Self Defense Forces are also cooperating with the United States in preparation for the eventual forced halting of DPRK ships destined for and leaving North Korea, the boarding of said ships and inspection of Cargo under PSI measures.THIS CLIP WILL...
  • U.S. aircraft carrier to enter Hokkaido port with MSDF destroyer(Kitty Hawk at Otaru)

    07/01/2006 1:48:00 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 23 replies · 1,492+ views
    Kyodo News ^ | 06/30/06
    U.S. aircraft carrier to enter Hokkaido port with MSDF destroyer (Kyodo) _ The U.S. aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk, based in Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, is to enter a Hokkaido port on Saturday accompanied by a Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyer, MSDF officials said Friday. The 3,500-ton Yugiri will "strengthen friendship and goodwill" between the MSDF and the U.S. Navy by accompanying Kitty Hawk, and it will not be guarding the U.S. vessel, MSDF officials said, brushing off criticism by civic groups that the MSDF and the U.S. Navy are promoting their integration. The groups have said integration would amount to exercising...
  • That Kitty Hawk moment

    04/24/2006 7:09:46 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 1 replies · 489+ views
    The Space Review ^ | 04/24/06 | Bob Clarebrough
    In Bob Newhart’s classic comedy routine, “Merchandising the Wright Brothers,” he has an imaginary phone conversation with Orville and Wilbur just after their historic flight at Kitty Hawk. As a marketing guy, Bob is concerned about the length of the flight. He’s worried that people who pay for a trip to the coast won’t be happy at having to land every hundred feet. And what about getting a john on board? This illustrates the phenomenon I call the “Kitty Hawk Moment”. It is that instant when the impossible becomes a reality. Is it any wonder that people find it hard...
  • U.S. serviceman admits killing Japanese woman in Yokosuka

    01/04/2006 10:58:39 PM PST · by Ronin · 10 replies · 882+ views
    Crisscross News Japan (formerly Japan Today) ^ | Thursday, January 5, 2006 at 15:12 EST
    Thursday, January 5, 2006 at 15:12 EST YOKOHAMA — A U.S. serviceman from the U.S. aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk has admitted killing a 56-year-old Japanese woman in Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, informed sources said Thursday, citing investigations by the U.S. forces in Japan. More than one U.S. serviceman were taken in custody, including the one who admitted killing the woman, the sources said. The victim, Yoshie Sato, was found bleeding from her face and head near a building in Yokosuka at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday. The U.S. forces started investigating the case following inquiries from the local police, who found footage on...
  • Naval Insecurity

    04/14/2005 7:16:37 PM PDT · by zappermom · 25 replies · 1,234+ views
    Wed 13 Apr 2005 9:47am (UK) Naval Security Reviewed over Ship Intruder By Ben Mitchell, PA A review of security at a major UK naval base has been carried out after an alleged intruder was found on board a visiting US aircraft carrier, the Royal Navy said today. The alleged trespasser was discovered on board the USS Harry S Truman, anchored off Stokes Bay, Gosport, Hants, on Saturday night during a week-long visit to Portsmouth Naval Base. A navy spokesman said the man had allegedly passed through both Royal Navy security and US Navy security to get on board passenger...
  • Kitty Hawk still has a few more lives before the moth balls

    07/23/2004 9:26:46 PM PDT · by snowsislander · 13 replies · 766+ views
    The Japan Times ^ | July 23, 2004 | ERIC TALMADGE
    ABOARD THE USS KITTY HAWK (AP) In his office under the flight deck of the USS Kitty Hawk, Capt. Thomas Parker points at a wall covered by the photos of his 32 predecessors. The first one took command before the 1962 Cuban missile crisis; in the middle are the Vietnam-era captains. USS Kitty Hawk leaves its forward-deployed port in Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture to take part in the Summer Pulse 2004 exercises. You have to turn a corner down the hall to get to Parker's own picture. After 43 years and assignments in just about every conflict from Vietnam to Iraq,...
  • Kitty Hawk successor to be nuclear-powered

    04/01/2004 9:42:59 PM PST · by GATOR NAVY · 15 replies · 250+ views
    The Japan Times ^ | 02 Apr 04 | Kyodo News
    WASHINGTON (Kyodo) The commander of the U.S. Pacific Command in Hawaii indicated Wednesday that the conventionally powered USS Kitty Hawk will be replaced by an advanced nuclear-powered aircraft carrier around 2008. The 80,800-ton Kitty Hawk, the navy's oldest active aircraft carrier, is deployed to the Yokosuka Naval Base in Kanagawa Prefecture. The possible deployment of a nuclear-powered carrier in Yokosuka is expected to draw strong objections from local residents and antinuclear groups. "We would hope to replace her with one of our most capable aircraft carriers," Adm. Thomas Fargo told the House of Representatives Armed Services Committee. "This is ....
  • Gertz: N. Korea, al Qaeda union a threat

    03/31/2004 11:29:43 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 11 replies · 246+ views
    Washington Times ^ | April 1, 2004 | Bill Gertz
    <p>U.S. military commanders in the Pacific warned Congress yesterday that North Korea could provide nuclear arms to terrorist groups such as al Qaeda.</p> <p>Adm. Thomas B. Fargo, leader of the U.S. Pacific Command, and Army Gen. Leon J. LaPorte, commander of U.S. forces in Korea, testified about the danger of nuclear terrorism at a budget hearing for the House Armed Services Committee.</p>
  • It Doesn't Fly

    12/17/2003 9:59:58 AM PST · by Congressman Billybob · 103 replies · 294+ views
    Fox News ^ | 17 December 2003 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    Fox News just showed, live, the attempted centenial flight of the replica of the Wright Flyer at Kitty Hawk in North Carolina. With an audience of dignitaries in the stands, including President Bush, a smattering of astronauts, and John Travolta watching, the flight was a failure. After great difficulty in getting the engines running, the reproduction flyer came down the wooden runway, got its nose up just before the end of the wooden rail it was to launch from. But then it reached the end with its tail still dragging, and dropped unceremoniously into a puddle. I'm willing to wager...
  • Bush Pays Tribute to Wright Brothers

    12/17/2003 10:44:53 AM PST · by presidio9 · 10 replies · 152+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Wed, Dec 17, 2003 | SCOTT LINDLAW
    President Bush made a quick trip to pay tribute to the Wright brothers' first flight Wednesday, saying those who witnessed the event 100 years ago sensed "that the world might never be the same." They may not have envisioned just how commonplace flight would become — especially if you live in the White House. Bush breezed down to North Carolina early Wednesday, delivered his speech, and left in time to be back in Washington by midday. "In the future, flight will advance in ways that none of us can imagine as we stand here today," said Bush, his hair soaked...
  • Live Thread: Pres. Bush at Kitty Hawk, 100 year Celebration.

    12/17/2003 6:24:20 AM PST · by TomGuy · 168 replies · 245+ views
    President Bush is to give a speech today at Kitty Hawk celebration the 100th year since the Wright Brothers flight.
  • Bush confirms visit to banks (Kitty Hawk)

    12/16/2003 4:43:13 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 43 replies · 294+ views
    Outer Banks Sentinel ^ | December 13, 2003 | JULIA LEDOUX
    The White House Friday confirmed that President George W. Bush will travel to North Carolina next week to participate in the First Flight Centennial Celebration. News of the president's upcoming visit to the Outer Banks came as the six-day celebration of Orville and Wilbur Wright's first successful heavier-than-air flight at Kitty Hawk got underway. ``It's just a grand day for Dare County that the president will be here to join in our celebration of the accomplishment of the Wright brothers,'' said Dare County Board of Commissioners Chairman Warren Judge. According to a release from the White House, Bush will make...
  • Hope on horizon 100 years after first flight as U.S. president considers new course

    12/13/2003 1:56:40 PM PST · by Valin · 12 replies · 175+ views
    Canada. com ^ | 12/13/03 | MARCIA DUNN
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - On the centennial of the world's first flight, high-speed travel seems to be at an all-time low. The Columbia is gone. So is the Concorde. The remaining space shuttles are grounded. The space station is stalled. Yet hope is on the horizon as President George W. Bush considers what might put the United States on a new course of space exploration. After three decades of sticking close to the home planet, astronauts may be headed back to the moon. The prize, this time around, may also include Mars. The destruction of Columbia nearly one year...
  • Learning to fly again

    11/26/2003 10:59:09 PM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 3 replies · 116+ views ^ | Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, November 27, 2003 | by Emmett Tyrrell
    KITTY HAWK, N.C. -- Almost 100 years after the Wright brothers' first flight, there is drama down here at the memorial where the Ohio bicycle entrepreneurs made history. For five days in the middle of December, the Wright Brothers National Memorial will be celebrating the brothers' historic flight. The ceremonies begin on Saturday, Dec. 13. By Dec. 15, some of the most famous names in aviation will be arriving, among them Chuck Yeager, the fabled test pilot who along with other achievements was the first to fly faster than the speed of sound, and Neil Armstrong, commander of Apollo 11,...
  • Kitty Hawk docks for Thanksgiving

    11/26/2003 10:16:05 AM PST · by knighthawk · 3 replies · 199+ views
    Guam Pacific Daily News ^ | November 26 2003 | Theresa Merto/Pacific Daily News
    <p>The family of USS Kitty Hawk Petty Officer 1st Class Ricardo "Rex" Del Mundo was prepared yesterday for his homecoming.</p> <p>They brought eight rolls of kelaguen and titiyas, a bagful of empanadas and two "Welcome Home" signs. But they forgot the Tabasco.</p>
  • Rumors: Pres. Bush to Announce U.S. Return to Moon

    10/28/2003 7:09:53 PM PST · by B-Chan · 93 replies · 293+ views ^ | October 28, 2003 | Frank Sietzen, Jr.
    Presidential review on space policy heading to closure Frank Sietzen, Jr. Tuesday, October 28, 2003 WASHINGTON - The year-long review of future directions for the U.S. space program is rapidly drawing towards selection of a policy path, Spacelift Washington has learned from sources close to the deliberations. The final result may be a presidential announcement of the new space goal in a national address at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina on December 17, 2003, the 100th anniversary of the Wright Brother's first heavier-than-air powered flight. [...] As of late October, sources indicate that a central recommendation is likely, but not...
  • Bush May Announce Return To Moon At Kitty Hawk

    10/29/2003 9:08:44 AM PST · by RightWhale · 176 replies · 194+ views ^ | 29 Oct 03 | staff
    BEYOND LEO - Bush May Announce Return To Moon At Kitty Hawk Washington - Oct 29, 2003 A report by Space Lift Washington and published by NASA Watch suggests a major new space policy initiative is under consideration and may be announced by US President George Bush at celebrations planned for the centenary of flight at Kitty Hawk in North Carolina December 17th. As the full implications sinks in of funding three decades of a space program with no serious long term policy planning, Congress has become increasingly hesitant to offer NASA a blank check . From a variety of...
  • Isabel slices Hatteras, cuts swaths of despair

    09/20/2003 7:35:22 AM PDT · by Rebelbase · 66 replies · 696+ views
    News and Observer ^ | 9/20/03 | ISTIN COLLINS AND VICKI HYMAN,
    As Hurricane Isabel tore through Eastern North Carolina, it picked on some of North Carolina's most vulnerable areas: the fragile Outer Banks and the largely poor, rural northeast corner. Now, the state and its residents are trying to figure out how to fix crumbled roads, broken power lines and waterlogged houses. By Friday night, three people were known to have died in the storm. An estimated 283,000 were without power, down from a high of 700,000, and 70,000 had no phone service. In the northeast, the lights might not be back on for as long as two weeks, utility officials...
  • Most repairs done, Kitty Hawk back in berth

    09/11/2003 8:34:44 PM PDT · by GATOR NAVY · 10 replies · 249+ views
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 11 Sep 03 | Sharen Shaw-Johnson
    YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — At a glacier’s speed, but with choreographed precision, the U.S. Navy’s oldest active ship was nudged, shoved and pulled Wednesday out of what likely may be its last dry dock. By 8 p.m., the 86,000-ton USS Kitty Hawk had been eased from Dry Dock 6 — where the 42-year-old aircraft carrier was perched since May 20 — back into the water and into its usual berth a few spaces away. The day, which began shortly after sunrise when U.S. and Japanese workers slowly started flooding the dry dock, was “a significant milestone in our overall...
  • Pilot killed in glider crash as transcontinental race begins

    06/21/2003 8:27:12 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 1 replies · 276+ views
    Antelope Valley Press ^ | June 21, 2003 | JULIE DRAKE
    Photo: Return to Kitty Hawk Web site FATAL CRASH - Eugene LANO - The first day of a transcontinental glider race brought tragedy as one of several dozen pilots was killed Thursday when he crashed in the Angeles National Forest. Eugene Carapetyan, 61, of Corona del Mar was one of about 45 pilots competing in the Return to Kitty Hawk transcontinental glider race commemorating the centennial of Orville and Wilbur Wright's first flight. Carapetyan was killed when his craft crashed in the San Gabriel Mountains. The pilot, who delivered aircraft parts for Beechcraft before retiring two years ago, is survived...
  • Pilots hope to glide to Kitty Hawk

    06/08/2003 9:21:51 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 216+ views
    Antelope Valley Press ^ | June 8, 2003 | ALLISON GATLIN
    LLANO - Before Orville and Wilbur Wright made the first manned, powered flight nearly 100 years ago, they tested their aeronautical theories on gliders. To celebrate the centennial of the brothers' revolutionary accomplishment, 44 glider pilots will embark on a transcontinental race next week, traveling 2,570 miles from Llano to Kitty Hawk, N.C. The racers and their sailplanes will take off from Great Western Soaring School in Llano on June 19 for the first leg of the trip, to Jean, Nev. The racers' arrival at Kitty Hawk 12 days later has been selected by the U.S. Park Service to be...
  • No small task getting Kitty Hawk into dry dock

    05/21/2003 8:46:31 PM PDT · by GATOR NAVY · 51 replies · 552+ views
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 21 May 03 | Joseph Giordono
    YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — Pull the plug, drain the tub and there it is: 86,000 tons of U.S. Navy power, out of water and resting its bare keel on a series of enormous concrete blocks. If only getting the USS Kitty Hawk into dry dock was that easy. Officials say Tuesday’s process of moving the aircraft carrier from its normal pier to Dry Dock 6, where it will undergo maintenance and repairs, was months in the planning. “It is an unbelievably complicated procedure,” Lt. Brook Dewalt, the ship’s public affairs officer, said earlier this week. “To move something this...
  • Pilot’s remains identified

    04/13/2003 11:52:03 PM PDT · by GATOR NAVY · 7 replies · 363+ views
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 14 Apr 03 | Kendra Helmer
    ABOARD THE USS KITTY HAWK — The Navy has identified the remains of an F/A-18 Hornet pilot assigned to the USS Kitty Hawk and missing since his plane was shot down April 2, according to the aircraft carrier’s commanding officer. Capt. Thomas Parker said the body of Lt. Nathan D. White, 30, of Abilene, Texas, was found Saturday. He was a pilot with Strike Fighter Squadron 195, the Dambusters. He is survived by his wife and three children. “Nathan White was a fine officer and a great pilot,” Parker said. “We send our best to his family and his shipmates.”...
  • 2-3 Carrier Battle Groups to Head Home in next Couple of Days (Including Kitty HawK)

    04/12/2003 7:20:36 AM PDT · by Burr5 · 51 replies · 290+ views
    Fox News | Burr5
    On now. Does this say anything about letting the Syrians off the hook?
  • U.S. Troops Dust Off After Sandstorms

    03/14/2003 2:28:31 AM PST · by sarcasm · 7 replies · 213+ views
    AP ^ | March 14, 2003
    IN THE KUWAITI DESERT (AP) -- Sandstorms that swept through the Persian Gulf this week have grounded helicopters, disrupted traffic and prevented U.S. military mechanics from replacing equipment already fouled by wind-driven grit.On the USS Kitty Hawk, crew members hosed down the aircraft carrier's flight decks on Thursday to keep the insidious sand out of complex jet engines.The storm, heralding the beginning of sandstorm season, is making life miserable for troops poised to attack Iraq as diplomats wrangle over U.N. authorization for a strike against President Saddam Hussein's regime.Far more serious, though, is the potential of this desert phenomenon to...
  • U.S. Pilots Prepare for Iraq Campaign

    03/14/2003 12:38:12 AM PST · by kattracks · 1 replies · 208+ views
    Hundreds of U.S. Pilots Ready Themselves for Campaign to 'Shock and Awe' Iraqi Defenders ABOARD THE USS KITTY HAWK March 14 — Lt. Jonathan Bear's first view of Iraq reminded him of the Texas desert, a near-empty landscape cast in the eerie green glow of night vision goggles. The next time he passes over, he may be dropping bombs."It was surreal being over there," said Bear, 27, from New York City, who flew his F/A-18C Hornet over southern Iraq for the first time Monday night."It's something you've been thinking about or studying for weeks, then you finally get there...