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Martin Caidin
Martin Caidin (September 14, 1927 – March 24, 1997) was an American author and an authority on aeronautics and aviation. Caidin began writing fiction during 1957, and authored more than 50 fiction and nonfiction books,[2] as well as more than 1,000 magazine articles. His best-known novel is Cyborg, which was the basis for The Six Million Dollar Man franchise. He also wrote numerous works of military history, especially concerning aviation. Caidin was an airplane pilot as well, and bought and restored a 1936 Junkers Ju 52
Junkers Ju 52
airplane.Contents1 Fiction 2 Aeronautics 3 Talk
Talk
show host 4 Claims of psychic ability 5 References 6 External linksFiction[edit] Caidin's fiction incorporated future technological advances that were projected to occur, and examined the political and social repercussions of these innovations. In this respect, his work is similar to that of Michael Crichton
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New York City
Bronx, Kings (Brooklyn), New York (Manhattan), Queens, Richmond (Staten Island)Historic colonies New Netherland Province of New YorkSettled 1624Consolidated 1898Named for James, Duke of YorkGovernment[2] • Type Mayor–Council • Body New York City
New York City
Council • Mayor Bill de Blasio
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United States Army Parachute Team
The United States
United States
Army Parachute
Parachute
Team, nicknamed the Golden Knights, is a demonstration and competition parachute team of the United States Army. It consists of demonstration and competition Parachutist teams, drawn from all branches of the Army. Members must demonstrate excellence in parachuting.Contents1 History 2 Unit organization2.1 Demonstration teams 2.2 Competition teams 2.3 Tandem team 2.4 Headquarters 2.5 Aviation section 2.6 Team aircraft3 See also 4 References 5 External linksHistory[edit] The Strategic Army Corps Sport Parachute
Parachute
Team (STRAC) was originally conceived by Brigadier General Joseph Stilwell. The first STRAC team consisted of 19 military parachutists
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Richard Crenna
Richard Donald Crenna (November 30, 1926 – January 17, 2003) was an American motion picture, television, and radio actor[4] and occasional television director.[5] Richard Crenna
Richard Crenna
starred in such motion pictures as The Sand Pebbles, Wait Until Dark,[5] Un Flic, Body Heat,[5] the first three Rambo movies,[4] Hot Shots! Part Deux,[4] and The Flamingo Kid. Crenna's first success came on radio in 1948 as high school student "Walter Denton" co-starring with Eve Arden
Eve Arden
and Gale Gordon
Gale Gordon
in the CBS
CBS
network series Our Miss Brooks. Crenna continued with the long running comedy in its 1952 move into television
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David Janssen
David Janssen
David Janssen
(born David Harold Meyer, March 27, 1931 – February 13, 1980) was an American film and television actor who is best known for his starring role as Richard Kimble
Richard Kimble
in the television series The Fugitive (1963–1967). Janssen also had the title roles in three other series: Richard Diamond, Private Detective; Harry O; and O'Hara, U.S. Treasury. In 1996 TV Guide
TV Guide
ranked him number 36 on its 50 Greatest TV Stars of All Time list.[1]Contents1 Early life 2 Acting career 3 Personal life 4 Death 5 Selected filmography5.1 Television movies 5.2 Television6 Bibliography 7 References 8 External linksEarly life[edit] Janssen was born in 1931 in Naponee, a village in Franklin County in southern Nebraska, to Harold Edward Meyer, a banker (May 12, 1906 – November 4, 1990) and Berniece Graf (May 11, 1910 – November 26, 1995)
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James Franciscus
James Grover Franciscus (January 31, 1934 – July 8, 1991) was an American actor, known for his roles in feature films and in four television series: Mr. Novak, The Naked City, The Investigators, and Longstreet.Contents1 Life and career 2 Personal life 3 Films 4 References 5 External linksLife and career[edit] Franciscus was born in Clayton, Missouri, to Lorraine (née Grover) and John Allen Franciscus, who was killed in action during World War II. In 1957, Franciscus received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and theatre arts from Yale University
Yale University
in New Haven, Connecticut, from which he graduated magna cum laude.[1] He was a classmate of Dick Cavett and Bill Hinnant. His first major role was as Detective Jim Halloran in the half-hour version of ABC's The Naked City television series
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Gene Hackman
Eugene Allen Hackman[2][3][4] (born January 30, 1930) is a retired American actor and novelist. In a career that spanned nearly five decades, Hackman was nominated for five Academy Awards, winning Best Actor
Actor
in The French Connection and Best Supporting Actor
Actor
in Unforgiven. He won three Golden Globes
Golden Globes
and two BAFTAs. He first came to fame in 1967 with his performance as Buck Barrow
Buck Barrow
in Bonnie and Clyde, when he received his first Academy Award
Academy Award
nomination for Best Supporting Actor
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Project Apollo
The Apollo
Apollo
program, also known as Project Apollo, was the third United States human spaceflight program carried out by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), which accomplished landing the first humans on the Moon
Moon
from 1969 to 1972. First conceived during Dwight D
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Warbird
A warbird is any vintage military aircraft now operated by civilian organizations and individuals or, in some instances, by historic arms of military forces, such as the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, the RAAF Museum
RAAF Museum
Historic Flight and the South African Air Force Museum Historic Flight. Restored warbirds are a frequent attraction at airshows. Highly modified as well as "stock" warbirds can also frequently be seen at air races, since World War II-era fighters are among the fastest propeller-driven airplanes ever built
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Lufthansa
Deutsche Lufthansa
Lufthansa
AG (FWB: LHA) (German pronunciation: [ˈdɔʏtʃə ˈlʊfthanzaː]), commonly known as Lufthansa
Lufthansa
(sometimes also as Lufthansa
Lufthansa
German Airlines), is the largest German airline and, when combined with its subsidiaries, also the largest airline in Europe both in terms of fleet size[8] and passengers carried during 2017.[9] The name of the company is derived from the German word, Luft 'air' and Hansa, the Hanseatic League
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United States Air Force Thunderbirds
The USAF Air Demonstration Squadron ("Thunderbirds") is the air demonstration squadron of the United States Air Force
United States Air Force
(USAF). The Thunderbirds are assigned to the 57th Wing, and are based at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. Created in 1953, the USAF Thunderbirds are the third oldest formal flying aerobatic team (under the same name) in the world, after the United States Navy
United States Navy
Blue Angels
Blue Angels
formed in 1946 and the prestigious[citation needed] French Air Force
French Air Force
Patrouille de France formed in 1931. The Thunderbirds Squadron tours the United States
United States
and much of the world, performing aerobatic formation and solo flying in specially marked aircraft
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Messerschmitt Bf 108
The Messerschmitt Bf 108 Taifun was a German single-engine sport and touring aircraft, developed by Bayerische Flugzeugwerke (Bavarian Aircraft Works) in the 1930s. The Bf 108 was of all-metal construction.Contents1 Design and development 2 Operational history 3 Variants 4 Operators 5 Specifications (Bf 108B) 6 Popular culture 7 See also 8 References8.1 Notes 8.2 Bibliography9 External linksDesign and development[edit] Originally designated the M 37, the aircraft was designed as a four-seat sports/recreation aircraft for competition in the 4th Challenge International de Tourisme (1934).[2][3] The M 37 prototype flew first in spring 1934, powered by a 250 PS (247 hp, 184 kW) Hirth HM 8U 8.0 litre displacement, air-cooled inverted-V8 engine, which drove a three-blade propeller. Although it was outperformed by several other aircraft in the competition, the M 37's overall performance marked it as a popular choice for record flights
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Project Mercury
3 Mercury-Atlas
Mercury-Atlas
1 Mercury-Redstone 1 Mercury-Atlas
Mercury-Atlas
3Partial failures 1: Big Joe 1Launch site(s)
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Federal Aviation Administration
The Federal Aviation Administration
Federal Aviation Administration
(FAA) of the United States is a national authority with powers to regulate all aspects of civil aviation. These include the construction and operation of airports, air traffic management, the certification of personnel and aircraft, and the protection of U.S. assets during the launch or re-entry of commercial space vehicles.Contents1 Major functions 2 Organizations 3 Regions and Aeronautical Center Operations 4 History 5 21st century5.1 FAA reauthorization and air traffic control reform6 Criticism6.1 Conflicting roles 6.2 Changes to air traffic controller application process7 List of FAA Administrators 8 FAA process8.1 Designated Engineering Representative 8.2 Designated Airworthiness Representative (DAR)9 See also 10 References 11 External linksMajor functions[edit] The FAA's roles include:Regulating U.S
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Meir Kahane
Meir David HaKohen Kahane (Hebrew: מאיר דוד כהנא‬) (/kəˈhɑːnə/; August 1, 1932 – November 5, 1990) was an American-Israeli ordained Orthodox rabbi, writer, and ultra-nationalist politician who served one term in the Israeli Knesset.[1] His work is influential on most modern Jewish militant and far right-wing political groups.[2] Kahane spent years reaching out to Jews
Jews
through published works, weekly articles, speeches, and debates on college campuses and in synagogues throughout the United States, and appearances on various televised programs and radio shows
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Jewish Defense League
The Jewish
Jewish
Defense League (JDL) is a Jewish
Jewish
far-right religious-political organization in the United States, whose stated goal is to "protect Jews from antisemitism by what
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