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Check out the Foynes Flying Boat Museum, in Foynes, Ireland.  A great museum featuring their fantastic new exhibit – a full scale replica of the Boeing B314 “Yankee Clipper”.  This replica was created for the museum from detailed plans by a team specialising in movie sets, and the reviews they have received of the aircraft are fantastic.

Check out the Naval Air Museum, Pensacola, FLA

George Bentley

George H. Bentley, 68, died suddenly, Tuesday, May 19, 2015. He was the beloved husband of Christina (Knowles) Bentley.

Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Hayden and Elizabeth (Anderson) Bentley and stepson of Shirley Bentley of Wolfeboro, NH; proud father of Robert Bentley of Warwick and Matthew Bentley and his wife, Kellie Phelan, of Seattle, WA.

George was a graduate of Moses Brown, Class of 1965 and attended Boston University. He began his aviation career as a corporate pilot in March of 1982.

During his professional career, George worked for Henson Airlines, Ransome Airlines, Pan Am Express, Pan American World Airways, Kuwait Airways and United Airlines.

George retired as Captain at United Airlines in March, 2007; his total air time was over 18,000 hours. He was a member of many professional organizations and was a founding member of the RI Chapter of Quiet Birdmen. He was a Navy veteran.

George will be remembered for his love of history, voracious appetite for reading and never-ending sense of humor. He turned his luck and good fortune in aviation into an opportunity to mentor numerous future aviators.

George will be missed by all who knew him. His funeral service will be held Monday, May 25, 2015 at 10 am in the Thomas & Walter Quinn Funeral Chapel, 2435 Warwick Ave. Visiting hours Sunday 3-6 PM. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the RI Pilots Association Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 20008, Cranston, RI 02920, www.ripilots.com /scholarships.htm will be appreciated. Information and condolences, visit QuinnFuneralHome.com

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Information from this website about the Hindenburg.

Interesting photographs and biography of a woman who had a lot of firsts in aviation. Something I do not recall seeing before.. Great old pictures… Stu

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The VA has published their Federal Benefits for Veterans and Dependents Booklet for 2008. An easy-to-read reference guide, it provides the most current information about your earned benefits. You can download the 153 page booklet at the following website –click here.