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We've been at this now since 2012 (and for some four years prior to that producing a site for others - it's a long story) and over this time our interests have widened from an initial, somewhat narrow focus on the personal histories of WWII pilots, beginning with our own family hero Alec Pietrzak, to today's broad spectrum which embraces all aviation people, from all nations and all eras. What ties this all together is, of course, the magic of flying, the impulse to soar as old as recorded time. We've even got history's first ever air crash: see if you can find it!

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