How Much Do Super Bowl Flyovers Cost?

Feb 04

How Much Do Super Bowl Flyovers Cost?

Some critics call the Super Bowl flyover a waste of taxpayer money costing taxpayers about $80,000 in gas and other operational costs.

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1952: B-52 Stratofortress Goes Into Full-Scale Production

Aug 13

1952: B-52 Stratofortress Goes Into Full-Scale Production

Today in 1952, U.S. Air Force officials ordered the Boeing B-52 Stratofortress, an eight-jet heavy bomber, into full-scale production.

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1984: Ronald Reagan’s ‘Bombing Russia’ Joke Leads to Red Alert

Aug 11

1984: Ronald Reagan’s ‘Bombing Russia’ Joke Leads to Red Alert

Today in 1984, President Ronald Reagan makes a joking but controversial off-the-cuff remark about bombing Russia while testing a microphone.

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1921: Crop Dusting is Invented with a Modified JN-6 “Super Jenny”

Aug 03

1921: Crop Dusting is Invented with a Modified JN-6 “Super Jenny”

Today in 1921, Lt. John A. Macready marked the beginning of modern crop dusting when he made the first aerial dusting application with a modified Curtiss JN-6 “Super Jenny” over caterpillar-infested trees in Ohio.

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1917: First Landing on a Moving Warship by Edwin Harris Dunning

Aug 02

1917: First Landing on a Moving Warship by Edwin Harris Dunning

Today in 1917, Edwin Harris Dunning of the Royal Naval Air Service became the first person to land an aircraft on the deck of a ship underway.

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