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Flitfire
The Flitfire is a special edition of the Piper J-3 Cub
Piper J-3 Cub
that was used to raise funds to support the British war effort in World War II. In April 1941, prior to the United States' entry into World War II, Piper Aircraft
Piper Aircraft
and its distributors donated special edition Piper J-3 Cubs as a publicity event[3] and a fundraiser for the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund (RAFBF).[4] These donated Cubs - painted with Royal Air Force insignia - were known as Flitfires. This fund raising program consisted of 49 Flitfire aircraft, one paid for by Piper Aircraft
Piper Aircraft
and 48 by Piper distributors. All were built by Piper
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New York City
Bronx, Kings (Brooklyn), New York (Manhattan), Queens, Richmond (Staten Island)Historic colonies New Netherland Province of New YorkSettled 1624Consolidated 1898Named for James, Duke of YorkGovernment[2] • Type Mayor–Council • Body New York City
New York City
Council • Mayor Bill de Blasio
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Fiorello LaGuardia
Fiorello Henry La Guardia (/fiəˈrɛloʊ ləˈɡwɑːrdiə/; born Fiorello Enrico La Guardia, Italian pronunciation: [fjoˈrɛllo enˈriːko la ˈɡwardja])[2] (December 11, 1882 – September 20, 1947) was an American politician. He is best known for being the 99th Mayor of New York City
Mayor of New York City
for three terms from 1934 to 1945 as a Republican. Previously he had been elected to Congress in 1916 and 1918, and again from 1922 through 1930. Irascible, energetic, and charismatic, he craved publicity and is acclaimed as one of the greatest mayors in American history.[3] Only five feet, two inches (1.57 m) tall, he was called "the Little Flower" (Fiorello is Italian for "little flower"). La Guardia, a Republican who appealed across party lines, was very popular in New York during the 1930s. As a New Dealer, he supported President Franklin D
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Empire State Building
The Empire State
Empire State
Building is a 102-story[b] Art Deco
Art Deco
skyscraper in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. Designed by Shreve, Lamb & Harmon and completed in 1931, the building has a roof height of 1,250 feet (380 m) and stands a total of 1,454 feet (443.2 m) tall, including its antenna. Its name is derived from "Empire State", the nickname of New York. As of 2017[update] the building is the 5th-tallest completed skyscraper in the United States
United States
and the 28th-tallest in the world. It is also the 6th-tallest freestanding structure in the Americas. The site of the Empire State
Empire State
Building, located on the west side of Fifth Avenue
Fifth Avenue
between West 33rd and 34th Streets, was originally part of an early 18th century farm
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World's Fair
A world's fair, world fair, world expo, or universal exposition (sometimes expo or Expo for short) is a large international exhibition designed to showcase achievements of nations. These exhibitions vary in character and are held in different parts of the world. The most recent international exhibition, Expo 2017, was held in Astana, Kazakhstan. Since the 1928 Convention Relating to International Exhibitions came into force, the Bureau International des Expositions
Bureau International des Expositions
(BIE; English: International Bureau of Exhibitions) has served as an international sanctioning body for world's fairs
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Flushing Airport
Flushing Airport
Flushing Airport
is a decommissioned airfield in northern Queens
Queens
in New York City. It is located in the neighborhood of College Point, near Flushing. The airfield was in operation from 1927 to 1984.Contents1 History 2 See also 3 References 4 External linksHistory[edit] It was originally called Speed's Airport and was one of the busiest airports in New York City
New York City
before the emergence of the larger LaGuardia Airport.[1] In the early 1970s a skywriting company operated there. In 1977, a Piper Twin Comanche
Piper Twin Comanche
crashed shortly after taking off, killing those on board. The incident, along with frequent flooding, led to the closing of this airport in 1984.[2][3] The airport has largely reverted to wetland
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LaGuardia Field
29,786,769 footnotes = Source: Federal Aviation Administration[2]LaGuardia Airport
Airport
(IATA: LGA, ICAO: KLGA, FAA LID: LGA) /ləˈɡwɑːrdiə/ is an airport in the northern part of the New York City borough of Queens
Queens
in the United States. It is on the waterfront of Flushing and Bowery Bays in East Elmhurst and borders the neighborhoods of Astoria and Jackson Heights. The airport is the third busiest airport serving New York City, and the twentieth busiest in the United States
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United States Dollar
 United States  East Timor[2][Note 1]  Ecuador[3][Note 2]  El Salvador[4]  Federated States of Micronesia  Marshall Islands  Palau  Panama[Note 3]  Zimbabwe[Note 4]3 non-U.S
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HMS Malaya
HMS Malaya
HMS Malaya
was a Queen Elizabeth-class battleship
Queen Elizabeth-class battleship
built for the Royal Navy during the early 1910s. Shortly after commissioning in 1916, she participated in the Battle of Jutland
Battle of Jutland
as part of the Grand Fleet. Other than that battle, and the inconclusive Action of 19 August, her service during the First World War
First World War
generally consisted of routine patrols and training in the North Sea.Contents1 Design and description 2 Construction and career2.1 Between the wars 2.2 Second World War 2.3 Fate3 Notes 4 Citations 5 References 6 External linksDesign and description[edit] The Queen Elizabeth-class ships were designed to form a fast squadron for the fleet that was intended to operate against the leading ships of the opposing battleline
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Civilian Pilot Training Program
The Civilian Pilot Training Program
Civilian Pilot Training Program
(CPTP) was a flight training program (1938–1944) sponsored by the United States
United States
government with the stated purpose of increasing the number of civilian pilots, though having a clear impact on military preparedness.Contents1 Establishment 2 Controversy 3 Buildup 4 Entry into war 5 See also 6 ReferencesEstablishment[edit] In the years immediately preceding World War II, several European countries, particularly Italy and Nazi Germany, began training thousands of young people to become pilots. Purportedly civilian in nature, these European government-sponsored programs were, in fact, nothing more than military flight training academies. In October 1938, General Henry H. "Hap" Arnold brought in the top three aviation school representatives to request they establish an unfunded startup of CPTP schools at their own risk
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Central Park
Central Park
Central Park
is an urban park in Manhattan, New York City, U.S. state of New York. It comprises 843 acres (341 ha) between the Upper West Side and Upper East Side, roughly bounded by Fifth Avenue
Fifth Avenue
on the east, Central Park West
Central Park West
(Eighth Avenue) on the west, Central Park South (59th Street) on the south, and Central Park
Central Park
North (110th Street) on the north. Central Park
Central Park
is the most visited urban park in the United States, with 40 million visitors in 2013, and one of the most filmed locations in the world. The park was established in 1857 on 778 acres (315 ha) of land acquired by the city
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War Training Service
The Civilian Pilot Training Program (CPTP) was a flight training program (1938–1944) sponsored by the United States government with the stated purpose of increasing the number of civilian pilots, though having a clear impact on military preparedness.Contents1 Establishment 2 Controversy 3 Buildup 4 Entry into war 5 See also 6 ReferencesEstablishment[edit] In the years immediately preceding World War II, several European countries, particularly Italy and Nazi Germany, began training thousands of young people to become pilots. Purportedly civilian in nature, these European government-sponsored programs were, in fact, nothing more than military flight training academies. In October 1938, General Henry H. "Hap" Arnold brought in the top three aviation school representatives to request they establish an unfunded startup of CPTP schools at their own risk. These were Oliver Parks of Parks Air College, C. C
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War Bond
War bonds are debt securities issued by a government to finance military operations and other expenditure in times of war. In practice, modern governments finance war by putting additional money into circulation, and the function of the bonds is to remove money from circulation and help to control inflation. War bonds are either retail bonds marketed direct to the public or wholesale bonds traded on a stock market. Exhortations to buy war bonds are often accompanied by appeals to patriotism and conscience
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Orville Wright
Signatures      Orville WrightBorn (1871-08-19)August 19, 1871 Dayton, OhioDied January 30, 1948(1948-01-30) (aged 76) Dayton, OhioEducation 3 years high schoolOccupation Printer/publisher, bicycle retailer/manufacturer, airplane inventor/manufacturer, pilot trainerWilbur WrightBorn (1867-04-16)April 16, 1867 Millville, IndianaDied May 30, 1912(1912-05-30) (aged 45) Dayton, OhioEducation 4 years high schoolOccupation Editor, bicycle retailer/manufacturer, airplane inventor/manufacturer, pilot trainerThe Wright brothers, Orville (August 19, 1871 – January 30, 1948) and Wilbur (April 16, 1867 – May 30, 1912), were two American aviators, engineers, inventors, and aviation pioneers who are generally credited[1][2][3] with inventing, building, and flying the world's first successful airplane
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Fixed-base Operator
A fixed-base operator (FBO) is an organization granted the right by an airport to operate at the airport and provide aeronautical services such as fueling, hangaring, tie-down and parking, aircraft rental, aircraft maintenance, flight instruction, and similar services.[1] In common practice, an FBO is the primary provider of support services to general aviation operators at a public-use airport and is located either on airport leasehold property or, in rare cases, adjacent to airport leasehold property as a "through the fence operation".[2] In many smaller airports serving general aviation in remote or modest communities, the town itself may provide fuel services and operate a basic FBO facility
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Sunbury, Pennsylvania
Sunbury /ˈsʌnbɛri/ is a city in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is on the east bank of the Susquehanna River, just downstream of the confluence of its main and west branches. It dates to the early 18th century and is the county seat of Northumberland County.[4] Thomas Edison
Thomas Edison
features in the town's history, and the historic Edison Hotel was renamed in his honor
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