DAYTON, Ohio — The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force recently received the Air Force Association’s (AFA) 2016 Hoyt S. Vandenberg Award in recognition of the museum’s outstanding contributions to aerospace education. [Read more…]
At last week’s WACO Fly-In in Ohio, two pilots from Austin, Texas — Doug Jaffe and his son, Jordan — surprised the staff of the WACO Air Museum by donating a a 2004 WACO Classic YMF-F5C, 3-seat aircraft. According to a story in the Troy Daily News, the generous donation was “out of the blue.”
The pair had visited the museum about a year ago and were so impressed by the museum and its Aviation Learning Center that they wanted to make a donation. The story notes that Doug Jaffe said that the airplane donation was a way to “give back” to aviation and an organization that worked hard to preserve aviation history.
DAYTON, Ohio – As part of a salute to the heritage of the 20th Special Operations Squadron (SOS), two CV-22 Osprey aircraft will land on the front lawn at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force on Sept. 15, at 9:30 a.m., and be on display for the public until their departure at 4 p.m. [Read more…]
I went to the Carolinas Aviation Museum in Charlotte earlier this month to see the Miracle on the Hudson airliner. And the big jet was certainly impressive. But my lasting memories from the trip are about the warbirds on display.
The museum centerpiece is the A320-214 Airbus that Capt. Chesley Sullenberger and First Officer Jeff Skiles successfully landed on the Hudson River Jan. 15, 2009. The aircraft, with damage from the water impact showing prominently, has helped nearly triple the museum’s yearly attendance since display began in 2011.
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — The Military Aviation Museum’s Biplanes and Triplanes World War One Airshow will be held Oct. 1-2, in Pungo, Va., taking guests back to the days of The Great War for a weekend of flying, colorful World War One aircraft, live performances, elaborate reenactor encampments, and more. [Read more…]
While at AirVenture 2016, ace photographer Bert Reiheld captured these images from the Experimental Aircraft Association’s museum on the grounds of Wittman Regional Airport (KOSH):
Although you’d expect the Beechcraft Heritage Museum to be in Wichita, Kansas, the “Air Capital of the World” and home of the Beech factory since 1932, it’s located 825 statute miles to the southeast in the small town of Tullahoma, Tennessee.
Founded in 1973 by a group of Beechcraft Staggerwing enthusiasts, the privately funded facility has developed into a world-class museum dedicated to preserving the history of the iconic Beech Aircraft brand, long known for quality and performance. [Read more…]