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Navy’s First Blind Flight

By Hill Goodspeed, Historian, National Naval Aviation Museum On May 1, 1934, Lt. Frank Akers climbed into the rear seat of an OJ-2 at Naval Air Station (NAS) Anacostia in Washington D.C. and taxied out onto the runway. For naval aviators of the era, flights in open-cockpit aircraft like the …

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