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Black Female U-2 Pilot Broke Barriers on the Ground and in the Air

Air Force Colonel Merryl Tengesdal started out in the Navy flying helicopters but ended up becoming the first African-American woman to fly the Air Force’s U-2 Dragon Lady Spy Plane. Tengesdal made a rare cross rate move to the Air Force after teaching a joint flight program and in 2004 she …

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In Memoriam: Roland Stumpff (1924-2018)

Roland Stumpff was inducted into RIAHOF in the class of 2011 (held in early 2012). He is still fondly remembered within RIAHOF as giving one of the funniest and most entertaining awards speech we have ever heard. Our condolences go out to his family, we are thankful we got to know …

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Meet Divyanshu Ganatra, India’s first blind solo paraglider

Divyanshu Ganatra was just 19 when glaucoma claimed his eyesight. Being a nature’s boy who revelled in cycling, climbing mountains and trekking, confining himself to the four walls of a room was a situation he was not ready to accept. So he fought against all odds and, today, he is …

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