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The Navy requested a version of the CH-53E for the airborne mine countermeasures role, designated "MH-53E Sea Dragon". It has enlarged sponsons to provide substantially greater fuel storage and endurance. It also retained the in-flight refueling probe, and could be fitted with up to seven 300 US gallon (1,136 liter) ferry tanks internally. The MH-53E digital flight-control system includes features specifically designed to help tow minesweeping gear.The prototype MH-53E made its first flight…

Greg "Pappy" Boyington VMF 214 :: USMC VMF 214 Blacksheep Squadron CO from September 12 1943 to Jannuary 3 1944

July 14-22, 1933: Wiley Post, flying a Lockheed Vega, makes the first around the world solo flight. His flight begins and ends at Floyd Bennett Field in New York, with stops at Berlin, Moscow, Irkutsk and Alaska – a total distance of 25,099 km (15,596 miles).