Alaska Aviation Museum’s Hall of Fame gala a fabulous success

Alaska Aviation Hall of Fame honoring Oren Hudson and George Pappas.In this image Leigh Morrison gives 2015 Hall of Fame recipient Oren Hudson a kiss in front of his Grumman Widgeon.

By ROB STAPLETON

In its most successful Aviation Hall of Fame to date, the Alaska Aviation Museum honored Oren Hudson, George Pappas, and Frank Dorbandt at the Wings of Freedom Hangar at Merrill Field on March 26 in Anchorage. About 300 people attended the event, which included a sit-down dinner and live and silent auctions.

“This is by far the most successful Hall of Fame that the museum has ever produced, “said Shari Hart, executive director of the museum. “We owe a big thanks to board president Chuck Miller and past president Bill Odom and all of our sponsors and donors who supported this fundraiser for the museum.” [Read more…]

Work begins on Museum of Flight’s new Aviation Pavilion

Museum of FLight rendering

SEATTLE — Construction began Monday, April 6, on The Museum of Flight’s Aviation Pavilion — a structure that will cover more than 20 commercial and military airplanes once completed. Aircraft that will be moved to the Aviation Pavilion upon its completion include the museum’s recently restored Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet, the 787 Dreamliner, Air Force One, the Concorde airliner and the B-17, B-29 and B-47 bombers. [Read more…]