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April 25, 2011


Tomboy Of The Air

Before taking to the skies, Blanche Stuart Scott was renowned as the first woman to drive an automobile from coast to coast.

November 1, 2010


Flight, Interrupted

While the 1977 plane crash that killed the University of Evansville basketball team is infamous, Indiana has been the site of several notable air disasters.

August 16, 2010


The Night It Rained Tears

1977 was a year of excitement for men’s basketball at the University of Evansville. But on December 13, the season of new beginnings came to a tragic end.

June 21, 2010


Out of the Clear Blue Sky

The annals of air travel in the Hoosier State would not be complete without mention of an unlikely episode from the summer of 1972.

June 14, 2010


Special Delivery, By Jupiter

The Lafayette postmaster took a leap of faith when he gave balloonist John Wise a mailbag containing 123 letters addressed to postal patrons in New York.

January 20, 2009


A Link in the Chain of Aeronautical History

Indiana’s place in the history of flight is well secured by the role played by French-born civil engineer Octave Chanute, whose experiments with non-motorized aircraft in Indiana’s dunes in the 1890s directly inspired the aeronautical innovators who followed.

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