The Aviation Zone was launched on 15 October 1997. It has come a long way since its humble beginnings, and many thanks go out to those people and organizations world-wide that helped make it all possible!
The author is a former Lockheed C-5 Galaxy loadmaster that served in the United States Air Force for 8 years and accrued over 3,000 flying hours.
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Air Force, United States government,
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(public or private).
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web site was obtained through personal
knowledge, unclassified United States
Air Force documentation, published
books and other web sites. All sources
for referenced material are listed here.
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