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Smithsonian unveils laser-scanned 3D model of Wright Flyer

Posted on August 28th, 2014 by

The Wright brothers are credited with inventing and building the world’s first successful airplane. With that same pioneer spirit, the Smithsonian recently unveiled its X 3D Collection and state-of-the-art 3D explorer. As part of the X 3D Collection, the 1903 Wright... Continue Reading →

Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome kicks off fundraising effort for new Visitors Center

Posted on August 14th, 2014 by

RHINEBECK, N.Y.  — With a goal of breaking ground in November, Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome volunteers are hustling to raise funds for a new $150,000 Visitor Center. Plans are now complete for the gift shop, model museum and modern restrooms in one building. The... Continue Reading →

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Museum slates Aviation Day celebration Aug. 19

Posted on August 13th, 2014 by

WINDSOR LOCKS, CONN. – The New England Air Museum adjacent to Bradley International Airport will celebrate National Aviation Day on Aug. 19. On this day, which coincides with Orville Wright’s birthday, activities include boarding the museum’s newest display aircraft, the HU-25... Continue Reading →

NEAM executive director to retire

Posted on August 9th, 2014 by

WINDSOR LOCKS, CONN. — Michael P. Speciale, Executive Director of the New England Air Museum (NEAM), has announced his retirement as of Dec. 1. He has been executive director for 29 years and has led the museum’s transformation from a small one-hangar museum... Continue Reading →

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First aviation mechanic display added to Air Force Museum

Posted on July 21st, 2014 by

The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force honored the first aviation mechanic, Charles E. Taylor, by unveiling a bronze bust of his likeness for permanent display during a ceremony in the museum’s Early Years Gallery July 21. Continue Reading →

World War I drama coming to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

Posted on July 14th, 2014 by

DAYTON, Ohio – Commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I as one of the nation’s premier historical aviation events brings the excitement of early air power to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force Sept. 27-28.... Continue Reading →

World War I aviation experts featured at museum symposium

Posted on July 10th, 2014 by

SEATTLE — On the eve of the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I, a one-day symposium at The Museum of Flight on Saturday, July 26, brings together the leading experts on World War I aviation to show... Continue Reading →

Cosmosphere moves forward with revitalization

Posted on June 25th, 2014 by

HUTCHINSON, Kansas — The Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center’s Governing Board approved a revitalization plan  June 16, with major emphasis on informal STEM education initiatives. The master plan includes significant changes to the mission, programming, exhibits and building layout of... Continue Reading →

Wings of Women slates Oct. 11 event

Posted on June 16th, 2014 by

The International Women’s Air & Space Museum (IWASM) will host the Cleveland chapter of WOW — Wings of Women — Saturday, Oct. 11, at Burke Lakefront Airport (KBKL). This event is geared toward young women in middle school and high school who are... Continue Reading →

Oakland Aviation Museum awarded grant by California Preservation Program

Posted on June 14th, 2014 by

The Oakland Aviation Museum in Oakland, Calif., has received a 2014 California Preservation Assessment Project (CPAP) grant from the California Preservation Program (CPP). Continue Reading →