US Naval Academy Weems…A Rare Breed & Pedigree

There are a few unique survivors from the golden age of 1930’s aviation. The US ...

Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service Longines Weems. Air Soldier 863 (L) and 832 (R)

The Imperial Japanese Navy ‘Air Soldier’ Weems

The “King of Timepieces in the East,” [1]was Kintaro Hattori, who began importing Swiss and ...

Italo Balbo, Italian Hero & Trans-Continental Star

Credited with the reconstruction of the Regia Aeronautica, Italo Balbo is considered one of Italy’s ...

A rare breed indeed.. the wee Hour-angle

John P.V. Heinmuller recalls in his book that ‘The hearts of all civilization beat faster ...

Sidereal or Star time….twinkle, twinkle…

Lindbergh stated, “I consider celestial navigation necessary to future aviation”.[1] The “Lindbergh Boom”[2] that followed ...

The Ultimate Stars – Sidereal timepieces

Weems stated, “It is perhaps fortunate that timepieces were developed before radio, or else extremely ...

‘Lucky Lindy’…1920’s Holy Grail & beyond

Perhaps more than any other, Lindbergh captured the quintessential American dream within this Golden Age ...

Sir Charles Kingsford Smith

Sir Charles Kingsford Smith – ‘Smithy’

Sir Charles Kingsford Smith was one of aviation’s greatest heroes; tirelessly piloting record breaking journeys, ...

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Walter Mittelholzer Pioneering Aerial Photographer

Walter Mittelholzer pioneering aerial photographer, made his way through aviation as a photographer, performing regular ...