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July 22, 2001 | CECILIA RASMUSSEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Just 12 days after Amelia Earhart disappeared dramatically in the Pacific while attempting an around-the-world flight, a trio of Russian aviators blazing a new polar route had to take an unexpected forced landing--in a Riverside County cow pasture.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 22, 2001 | CECILIA RASMUSSEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Just 12 days after Amelia Earhart disappeared dramatically in the Pacific while attempting an around-the-world flight, a trio of Russian aviators blazing a new polar route had to take an unexpected forced landing--in a Riverside County cow pasture.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 7, 1996
Hollywood has its Walk of Fame, and Sepulveda Boulevard in Westchester is poised to take off as the "walk of planes"--the aviation equivalent of Tinseltown's star-studded sidewalk. Ten flight pioneers were honored Thursday in ceremonies on the city's Flight Path, a sort of walk through aviation history that was unveiled last year in a mini-mall.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 15, 2000 | DAVID COLKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Lockheed P-38 fighter sitting in a hangar at Mojave Airport is partly dismantled but still a graceful sight--looking something like a giant catamaran delicately perched on landing gear. For the past two years, technicians have been laboring to make it look like new again--fabricating aluminum replacement panels for worn sections of the war bird's skin, redoing the wiring, renovating the engines and installing cockpit instruments.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 15, 2000 | DAVID COLKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Lockheed P-38 fighter sitting in a hangar at Mojave Airport is partly dismantled but still a graceful sight--looking something like a giant catamaran delicately perched on landing gear. For the past two years, technicians have been laboring to make it look like new again--fabricating aluminum replacement panels for worn sections of the war bird's skin, redoing the wiring, renovating the engines and installing cockpit instruments.
NEWS
April 2, 1989
A lawsuit has been filed over the Fresno Metropolitan Museum's purchase of the Spirit of Fresno, a vintage aircraft and a sister ship to Charles A. Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis. Ty Sundstrom restored the plane and is charging in the suit that the museum owes him $110,000 of a $150,000 purchase price for the aircraft. In 1980, Sundstrom retrieved the plane from a muddy cow pasture near Paso Robles, where it had remained since a crash in 1932.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 6, 1997 | DAVID HALDANE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mike Ward got to fulfill a childhood fantasy on Monday. Stepping 55 years into history, he climbed aboard a World War II B-17 bomber and roared across the skies of Southern California. "It was fantastic," said Ward, 51, whose father piloted a B-17 on 25 bombing raids over Europe during the war. "It was a strange but good feeling. My father was flying one of these things more than 50 years ago, and people were shooting at him!"
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July 11, 1999 | MARTHA L. WILLMAN, Times Staff Writer
Pioneer aviator Evelyn "Bobbi" Trout learned to fly "out in the sticks," soaring over apricot trees and walnut groves in a sparsely populated land with few houses. It was the late 1920's, and that land was the San Fernando Valley around what is now Van Nuys Airport--then known as Los Angeles Municipal Airport. The Van Nuys Airport Aviation Expo next weekend will pay tribute to Trout, 93, one of the most prominent women in aviation history.
NEWS
September 20, 1989 | From Associated Press
The nation's top aviation official and the head of the board investigating the DC-10 crash in Iowa both told Congress on Tuesday that the jetliners are safe but also called for mandatory inspections and changes. James B. Busey, head of the Federal Aviation Administration, announced an order to inspect the fan disks of 220 DC-10 engines similar to the one investigators believe failed before the July 19 crash of a United Airlines DC-10 in Sioux City, Iowa, which killed 112 people.
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June 21, 1985 | EDWARD CORNISH
Question: Recently sex roles have taken some surprising new directions. What can we expect in future relationships between men and women? Answer: Human cultures have made sharp distinctions between the role thought proper for men and that deemed appropriate for women. Sex roles have blurred considerably in recent years. Many men and women have refused to accept the behavior patterns approved for their sex.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 11, 1999 | MARTHA L. WILLMAN, Times Staff Writer
Pioneer aviator Evelyn "Bobbi" Trout learned to fly "out in the sticks," soaring over apricot trees and walnut groves in a sparsely populated land with few houses. It was the late 1920's, and that land was the San Fernando Valley around what is now Van Nuys Airport--then known as Los Angeles Municipal Airport. The Van Nuys Airport Aviation Expo next weekend will pay tribute to Trout, 93, one of the most prominent women in aviation history.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 6, 1997 | DAVID HALDANE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mike Ward got to fulfill a childhood fantasy on Monday. Stepping 55 years into history, he climbed aboard a World War II B-17 bomber and roared across the skies of Southern California. "It was fantastic," said Ward, 51, whose father piloted a B-17 on 25 bombing raids over Europe during the war. "It was a strange but good feeling. My father was flying one of these things more than 50 years ago, and people were shooting at him!"
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 7, 1996
Hollywood has its Walk of Fame, and Sepulveda Boulevard in Westchester is poised to take off as the "walk of planes"--the aviation equivalent of Tinseltown's star-studded sidewalk. Ten flight pioneers were honored Thursday in ceremonies on the city's Flight Path, a sort of walk through aviation history that was unveiled last year in a mini-mall.
NEWS
April 2, 1989
A lawsuit has been filed over the Fresno Metropolitan Museum's purchase of the Spirit of Fresno, a vintage aircraft and a sister ship to Charles A. Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis. Ty Sundstrom restored the plane and is charging in the suit that the museum owes him $110,000 of a $150,000 purchase price for the aircraft. In 1980, Sundstrom retrieved the plane from a muddy cow pasture near Paso Robles, where it had remained since a crash in 1932.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 14, 1997 | JEAN MERL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
She was 32 and a bride of just one month when her warplane disappeared during World War II after takeoff from what is now Los Angeles International Airport. Because of a misplaced flight plan, Gertrude Tompkins Silver of the Women's Air Force Service Pilots (WASP) and the new P-51D Mustang she was ferrying in 1944 weren't even missed for three days.
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