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Sullenberger featured guest at Pacific Aviation Museum gala

Posted on September 16th, 2014 by

HONOLULU — “Miracle on the Hudson” pilot Capt. Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger, who piloted US Airways Flight 1549 to an emergency water landing in New York City’s Hudson River, will be this year’s guest speaker at the Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl... Continue Reading →

Turn back the clock 100 years with the WWI Dawn Patrol Rendezvous

Posted on September 8th, 2014 by

DAYTON, Ohio — Each fall most of us remember to set our clocks back an hour as daylight savings time comes to an end.  However, this fall there will be a special opportunity to turn back the clock 100 years to... Continue Reading →

Search unearths story of Wright factory seamstress

Posted on September 7th, 2014 by

DAYTON, Ohio — An effort to gather the stories of Wright Company factory workers has uncovered information about one of the first women in the world to work in the aircraft industry. Ida Holdgreve, born in Delphos, Ohio in 1881,... Continue Reading →

International Air & Space Hall of Fame names Class of 2014

Posted on September 5th, 2014 by

SAN DIEGO — The International Air & Space Hall of Fame has revealed its Class of 2014, which will be inducted Nov. 1 at the San Diego Air & Space Museum’s Pavilion of Flight,. This year’s class includes: Joe Engle, astronaut, space shuttle... Continue Reading →

Newly restored World War II trainer now on display at Air Force museum

Posted on September 4th, 2014 by

DAYTON, Ohio — A highly-accurate, pristine example of one of the most used trainers during World War II is now on display at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. The Stearman PT-13D Kaydet was a standard primary trainer... Continue Reading →

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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 →