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  • Von Richthofen
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    Although to most people it may just be a brand of good tasting pizza, The Red Barron was actually a German fighter ace of World War I. His full name was Rittmeister Manfred Albrecht Frei herr von Richthofen, who will be referred to as von Richthofen for simplicity's sake. By the Germans, he was called "der rote Kampfflieger" (The Red Battle-Flyer), the French called him "le Diable Rouge" (Red Devil), and in the English-speaking world he is known as "The Red Barron". In a time of ancient aircraft...
  • Manfred Von Richthofen
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    Better known as "the Red Baron", Manfred von Richthofen remains one of the greatest legends of aviation. Born in a part of Germany that is now Poland, Richthofen was the son of an aristocratic Prussian family. A far better athlete than scholar, he wanted to become a calvary officer, but the changing nature of war had eliminated the need for calvary, so, he turned to the "new calvary", aviation. When World War I began, Richthofen joined the Fliegertruppe as an observer in order to get into combat...
  • Planes The Richthofen
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    World History Extra credit OLD NEWS September 1993 The Red Baron World War 1's leading fighter pilot for Germany was Manfred Frei herr von Richthofen. During his two years of fighting for Germany he shot down eighty enemy planes. Richthofen painted his plane bright red so everyone that saw him coming would be in fear of, THE RED KNIGHT, or better known as the RED BARON. Most of the planes the Richthofen shot down were British. Most of the people that Richthofen defeated burned to death after the...
  • Flight Of The Intruder By Stephen Coonts
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    Stephen Coonts' 'Flight of the Intruder': Summary This week I read Flight of the Intruder by Stephen Coonts. I read from page 1 to page 437 for a total of 437 pages. The book is about an A-6 A Intruder (a naval bomber) pilot named Jake Grafton. In the first few pages Jake's best friend and B / N (Bombardier / Navigator) is killed by a Vietnamese soldier's rifle. In this mission their target was a 'suspected truck park. ' Jake goes into despondency (depression, despair) for a days and tries to co...
  • Plane
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    Hatchet chose this book because I thought it would be very interesting. I read the back cover and picked out the book because I thought I would like it. The main character in this story is Brian, who went through a plane crash and had to survive on his own for fifty-four days. The character I liked the best was Brian because he is brave, smart, and never gives up. Hatchet is about a boy named Brian Robeson. His parents are separated and live in different parts of the continent. Brian is on his w...
  • Little After Brian
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    This book is about a boy named Brian Roberson who gets stuck in the wilderness when his plane crash-lands because the pilot has a heart attack. It all started when Brian's parents had a divorce. He was sent away on a plane by his mother because it was summertime when his dad had custody. The parting gift his mother gave him was a hatchet. He wore the hatchet on a belt. When he left on the private little Cessna 406 plane in the copilot's seat he never could imagine how this little trip would chan...
  • Brian's Mother
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    The story The Hatchet is about a boy, Brian Robeson and how he gets stranded in northern Canada when the pilot of the plane he is on has a heart attack. He is left without food, water, and shelter. This is the story about how he survived. His dad lived up near the tundra in Canada. Brian was on his way to see him because his mother had cheated on his father and divorced him, so his father moved away. Brian's mother didn't know that Brian knew she had left his father for another man and the secre...
  • Mail Along The Coast By Plane
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    Airplanes in the 1920's The 1920's were a time of changes in many areas of the American lifestyle. Examples include the changing roles of women, the African American struggle for equality, the changing sound of music, new forms of literature, growth of cities, and the development of airplanes and their uses. Major aircraft development started during World War I because America was striving to be stronger than any other country. War brought about the development of fighter and bomber airplanes; m...
  • Survival Pack
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    The theme of the story Hatchet is determination, perseverance and survival. Brian Robeson, whose parents are divorced, flies to visit his father in Canadian wilderness. His pilot has a heart attack and dies. Brian managed to land the plane in a lake, and escape unharmed. Now comes the hard part, surviving in the wilderness until rescued. He does have one tool to help him, a hatchet that his mother had given him as a gift. He will have to use it, his own determination, imagination, perseverance a...
  • Sabre Fighter Jet In The Air
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    War! That word is a scary word for a lot of people. Back in 1950 that word was especially scary for the people of Korea, when war broke out. This war was to last for three years. Three years of bombings, hand-to-hand combat and misery. In some cases, however, the soldiers were the safest people of all of them. Especially, if you were one of the lucky few who got to be pilots. Whether you were a pilot for Russia flying their new top-notch MIG-15, or were flying the US, also new and top-notch, Sab...
  • Brian And The Plane
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    Hatchet I read the book Hatchet by Gary Paulsen. The book was about a thirteen-year-old boy named Brian Robeson who was stranded in a plane crash. He was out in the Canadian wilderness trying to visit his dad. Brian is left with nothing but his clothing a tattered windbreaker, and the hatchet his mother had given him as a present. First as Brian and the pilot were flying to Brian father's house the pilot was showing Brian how to fly the plane". Here, put your hands on the controls, your feet on ...
  • Day Brian
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    The Hatchet by Gary Paulsen tells the story of a young boy who got stranded in the Canadian wilderness, and how he survived. It all started after Brians parents got divorced. That summer Brian went to see his father in the oil fields of the Yukon. That day his mother sent him on a small plane piloted by a friend of his father. Brian took his pocket knife, clothes, and most important a hatchet that his father gave him. After the plane took off, the pilot let Brian fly the plane and showed him how...
  • Brian And The Pilot
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    Hatchet Gary Paulsen 9-26-00 13 year old Brian Robinson is going to visit his father. His parents are divorced and his father lives in Canada. Brian has to take a plane to Canada. His mother gives him a gift before he leaves and it is a hatchet that fits on his belt so Brian puts it there. Brian meets the pilot and he is a nice man. Brian and the pilot get ready to leave and then Brian remembers that he saw a man kissing his mom but he does not let it bother him. Brian leaves and after an hour o...
  • Free Form The Plane
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    This article is a disturbing occurrence of events that happened when a plane crashed in the Andes Mountains. The plane was filled with young rugby players from Uruguay. They were flying form Montevideo, Uruguay to Santiago Chile, a mere 900 miles away. They experienced turbulence on the trip and the pilot decided to stop in Mendoza Argentina for the night. The next day the turbulence had not improved very much, but the rugby players taunted the pilot, until he decided he would fly to Santiago, C...
  • Your Piloting License
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    A Rewarding Career? You Tell Me Do you enjoy travel? Are you looking for a career that will allow you to do so? Perhaps you should think about becoming a pilot. If you do so, you " ll have to think about what it takes to become a pilot, things like schooling, the demands of actually being a pilot, and what it takes to make it to the top as well along with the rewards of doing so. The first step in becoming a pilot is your schooling. Most aeronautical colleges will advise you to go to a two year ...
  • Average Travel Plane
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    In 1903, Orville and Wilbur Wright flew the first airplane in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. The brothers, who were bicycle makers, designed and flew the machine themselves, and powered their creation with the internal combustion engine. The plane stayed in the air for only a few seconds, as it was weak and shaky. The Wright brothers' first flight was the start of the popularity of airplanes. Their seconds-long voyage was the beginning of modern transportation and warfare methods, not to mention th...
  • Japanese Plane
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    "A Day That Will Live In Infamy". On December 7, 1941 Japan pulled a surprise attack on the United States at Pearl Harbor. The United States knew that there might be an attack towards the U.S. but did not know where. World War II was happening in 1941, between the Allied Forces and Italy, the Soviet Union, and Germany. The leaders of the three communist countries were, Be nitto Mussolini, dictator of Italy, Adolf Hitler, dictator of Germany, and Joseph Stalin, dictator of the Soviet Union. These...
  • Commerce's National Air Marking Program
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    Phoebe Fairgrave Omlie When I Was Born? I was born in Des Moines, Iowa on December 21, 1902 How I Got Started. One day before my high school graduation, I saw my first air show and fell in love with it. I started to hang out at the local airfield, begging the manager until he finally agreed to let one of his pilots take me up for a ride. His instructions were to give me the works, everything that would make me sick in their mind. How I Got Started. (Con.) It didn't work and I fell absolutely in ...
  • Pilot In The Plane Behind Doolittle
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    All through history, man always seems to be at war. In some cases he is the attacker, in others the defender. In both cases, these wars are broken down into two basic elements, the battles that are fought and the individuals who fight them. In The Red Badge of Courage, Stephen Crane talks about conflict, courage, fear, cowardice, heroism, victory, and defeat. These elements make up the exploits of war we record in our history books. This paper will deal with war, more specifically, a special exp...
  • Red Baron Manfried Von Richtofen
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    Baron Manfried Von Richtofen: The Red Baron Baron Manfried Von Richtofen: The Red Baron Baron Manfried Von Richtofen was the best Ace of World War One. With confirmed kills coming in at around 80, he is the fighter ace with the most kills ever recorded-ever. However, he started out his career as a soldier in the trenches, not as a pilot. During the battle of the Somme, he saw his first airplane fly overhead, and was immediately hooked. He loved everything about flying, and his pompous, arrogant,...

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