Friday Jul 11
Model aircraft buffs in Texas warily eye FAA rules
Darrell Abby carefully wipes down the fuselage of his Curtiss P-40 Warhawk for its first flight of the day.
Fear of flying: FAA rule making scares modelers
The FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 prohibits the FAA from imposing any rule or regulation on model aircraft if the following requirements are met: The aircraft is operated in accordance with a community-based set of safety guidelines and within the programming of a nationwide community-based organization.
On This Day in Aviation History
1943 - "Tuskegee Airman" Charles "Buster" Hall downs a Focke-Wulf Fw 190 with his Curtiss P-40 Warhawk, becoming the first black American to score a victory as a U.S. Army Air Corps pilot.
War Thunder on PS4: PS Plus Starter Pack Coming July 1st
Beginning July 1st, all PlayStation Plus members will get a free plane in War Thunder on PS4: the P-36A Curtis Hawk of 2nd Lieutenant Philip Rasmussen, who earned a Silver Star while defending Pearl Harbor.