St. Jude Marathon: 4 Days to Go

Only 4 more days to go before I run in the Memphis Marathon in support of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Treatments invented at St. Jude over the years have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to more than 80% since it opened.

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FedEx the World’s Busiest Air Cargo Carrier

FedEx Express, the world’s largest express transportation company and a subsidiary of FedEx Corp., has been officially recognised as the busiest cargo airline in the world.

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Widerøe Flight 744 Crashes in Namsos

On October 27, 1993, a de Havilland Canada DHC-6-300 Twin Otter aircraft operating Widerøe Flight 744 crashed into terrain during approach into Namsos Airport, Høknesøra, Norway. The crash is known as the Namsos Accident.

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Pioneer Igor Sikorsky Passes Away

On October 26, 1972, Igor Ivanovich Sikorsky, the Ukrainian American aviation pioneer, died in Connecticut. Sikorsky designed the world’s first multi-engine fixed-wing aircraft, the Russky Vityaz, in 1913, and the world’s first airliner, the Ilya Muromets, in 1914.

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Please Help Me Support St. Jude

Hi everyone. I am honored to announce that I will run again in the Memphis Marathon on December 5, 2015. This is the second consecutive year that I have run the Memphis Marathon in support of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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United Flight 608 Crashes in Utah

On October 24, 1947, United Air Lines Flight 608 crashed 1 1/2 miles southeast of Bryce Canyon Airport in Utah during an attempted emergency landing resulting from an inflight fire.

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Santos-Dumont Wins Deutsch Prize

On October 19, 1901, Alberto Santos-Dumont, the son of a wealthy Brazilian coffee planter, won the 100,000-Franc Deutsch Prize for an 11.3-km (7-mile) flight from the Paris suburb of St. Cloud to the Eiffel Tower and back in less than 30 minutes in a powered airship.

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Baumgartner Completes Historic Jump

On October 14, 2012, in Roswell, New Mexico, Felix Baumgartner earned his place in the history books by becoming the first man to break the sound barrier during a freefall.

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Yeager Breaks the Sound Barrier

On October 14, 1947, Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier flying the experimental Bell X-1, named Glamorous Glennis, at Mach 1.07 at an altitude of 45,000 feet (13,700 metres).

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Uruguayan Flight Crashes in the Andes

On October 13, 1972, a Uruguayan Air Force Fairchild FH-227 aircraft carrying 45 passengers and crew crashed in the remote snowy peaks of the Andes. The story that ensued is one of the greatest examples of strength of the human spirit.

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