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Denice Rackley

Denice Rackley

Denice Rackley is a freelance writer who describes herself as a "storyteller who uses her skills to educate and encourage others." Her writing focuses on science and environmental topics, veterinary medicine, and agriculture.  Her articles can be read at www.agriculturewriter.com.

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P-51 Mustang in flight during an air show at Langley Air Force Base, in Virginia. | Wikimedia Commons/ U.S. Air Force
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Blue Sky Metropolis

Vintage War Planes With Amazing Stories to Tell

Pilots say there is nothing on earth that can compare to flying. For those who painstakingly restore vintage aircraft, the story begins and history unfolds even before the plane returns to the skies.
Two firefighters survey a fire from the sky. | Courtesy of Cliff Walters
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Blue Sky Metropolis

How CAL FIRE's Flying Firefighters Get the Job Done in Our Smoldering State

The thought of flight and the consuming power of fire has fascinated mankind for centuries. For the CAL FIRE team, fire and flight go hand in hand.  
Lt.Col. Lee Archer/ Tuskegee Airman  and first and only African-American ace of World War II. | Courtesy of the U.S. Air Force
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Blue Sky Metropolis

How the Tuskegee Airmen Rose Above Racism

Even though black men served as pilots for France in WWl, many Americans thought black men were incapable of becoming pilots to fight in WWII, but the Tuskegee Airmen proved them wrong.
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