We recently took a trip to the Air and Space Museum in Chantilly, VA. The Space Shuttle Discovery was one of the main attractions. Hard to believe I was just 10 years old when the first orbiter rolled off the assembly line.
Their Finest Hour: This much older airplane is the reason I’m alive today. This is the Hawker Hurricane, and while the British Spitfire got much of the glory, it was the Hurricane that shot down more German bombers than any other British fighter during the Battle of Britain. My dad, just a kid at the time, actually saw a German bomber limping along after being shot up, and it’s a good chance a Hurricane was responsible. Needless to say, my mum and dad survived because of the RAF’s Finest Hour.