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How busy is Norfolk International Airport?
Norfolk International Airport has grown from a small municipal airport in the 1940's to a major international airport. The present passenger terminal carrier completed in 1974 and the airport began handl…
What four forces act upon an airplane?
Air flowing over the curved wings of an airplane creates a force called lift.
As an airplane moves through the air, a force called drag tries to slow the plane down.
The force that pulls all objects to…
Weather has an impact on airplanes, so pilots must keep a close eye on the weather. Before a flight they look at weather reports, and during a flight they, communicate with air traffic controllers along their flight path to keep informed …
U.S.N. Armed Guard of World War II
The Armed Guard of WW II came into existence on April 15, 1941 as USN Naval Reserves began special gunnery training. On September 25, 1941, orders were given to train 200 officers and 1000 men by J…
These gardens were conceived by City Manager Thomas Thompson during the Great Depression. His idea was executed by city gardener Frederic Heutte; noted landscape architect Charles F. Gillette served as a consultant. In 1938 about 200 black women w…