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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1946: National Air Museum Established by Harry S. Truman

Aug 12

1946: National Air Museum Established by Harry S. Truman

Today in 1946, Harry S. Truman signed Public Law 722 establishing Smithsonian’s National Air Museum to “memorialize the national development of aviation.”

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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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1896: Otto Lilienthal, Pre-Wright Pioneer, Dies from Glider Crash

Aug 10

1896: Otto Lilienthal, Pre-Wright Pioneer, Dies from Glider Crash

Today in 1896, the most significant pre-Wright aeronautical experimenter and glider pioneer, Otto Lilienthal, dies from a broken spine caused by a crash.

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