Author Archives: John Anderson

Who’s Still Alive Prior to Wright brothers 1st Flight?

The “Predawn of Flight”! Is anyone still alive who lived prior to the Wright Brothers 1st flight? The answer may surprise you…  The Wright brothers built and tested a series of kite and glider designs from 1900 to 1902 before attempting to build a powered design. The gliders worked, but not as well as the Wrights […]

Worlds 1st “solid state” airplane

Engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) said they have successfully flown the first “solid state” airplane that has no moving parts and does not rely on fossil fuels to fly. The flight is a milestone in “Ionic Wind” technology and could pave the way for quieter and environmentally cleaner aircraft in the future, […]

The military “Hello Girls” of World War I

100 years ago… Long before the internet or cell phones there was a brave group of women called the: “Hello Girls”! – American female telephone switchboard operators in World War I, formally known as the “Signal Corps Female Telephone Operators Unit”. During World War I, these switchboard operators were sworn into the U.S. Army Signal Corps. This corps were formed in […]

VAW-123 Screwtops distinctive squadron insignia

The history behind the VAW-123 Screwtops distinctive squadron insignia. Now that the “Screwtops” have solidified their world famous reputation, it’s time to disclose the background behind the design of their distinctive squadron insignia. (Notably recognized by the spiraling logo adorned on each aircraft’s radar dome.) The basic helix design was the product of many attempts during […]

Vintage Style Aviation American Flag Art

Vintage Style Aviation American Flag Art. The flag of the United States of America, often referred to as the American flag, is the national flag of the United States. It consists of thirteen equal horizontal stripes of red (top and bottom) alternating with white, with a blue rectangle in the canton (referred to specifically as the “union”) bearing fifty small, white, five-pointed stars arranged […]

Leather Bomber Jacket Style – Custom Patch Art

Leather Bomber Jacket Style – Custom Patch Art by: Squadron Posters! A “flight jacket” is a casual jacket that was originally created for military pilots and eventually became part of popular culture and apparel. It has evolved into various styles and silhouettes including the ‘letterman’ jacket and the fashionable ‘bomber’ jacket that is known today.  World War I: Most airplanes did not […]

2018 Squadron Posters – Armed Forces Mustache March Championship!

2018 Squadron Posters 5th Annual  – Armed Forces Mustache March Championship! What you Win 1.  Bragging rights to be the “2018 Armed Forces Mustache March Champion”. 2. $1,000 Donation: The winner gets to choose a charity that we will donate $1,000 to in your name. 3. One free “2018 Mustache March Championship” 20×30 canvas wrap print! ($128.00 retail value) […]

Sergei and Nikolai Sikorsky sign Squadron Posters Artwork!

Sergei and Nikolai Sikorsky sign Squadron Posters Artwork! On Saturday, January 27th, “Two Roads Brewing“ (1700 Stratford Avenue Stratford CT 06615) celebrated the launch of “Igor’s Dream” Imperial Stout – and it wasn’t just about the beer – it was also about celebrating Stratford, Connecticut’s role in aviation history. The family of Igor Sikorsky (The father […]

“Mission Complete, Go to Sleep” Children’s Book

“Mission Complete, Go to Sleep” Children’s Book.  Squadron Posters and Squadron Books proudly supports military families and the importance of reading to young children! We also understand that explaining in simple terms to children what Mom, Dad, or any family member does while on deployment, is vital in helping to comfort and educate the young. […]

Happy 76th Birthday to the “Civil Air Patrol”!

Happy 76th Birthday to the “Civil Air Patrol”! The “Civil Air Patrol” was conceived in the late 1930s to supplement America’s military operations. CAP was created with Administrative Order 9, signed on 1 December 1941 and published 8 December 1941.   During World War II, CAP was seen as a way to use America’s civilian […]

A true Back to School story – Bow to the new queen of England!

Bow to the new queen of England…  ‘Twas not a fortnight ago, when a tale of merriment and awe began that bequeathed one with innocence and valor to remove the famed “Excalibur” sword from the icy grips of a watery grave. Once upon a time (last week) in fair Cornwall, England, a young girl waded the fabled waters of […]

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