The San Diego Air & Space Museum recently received an Institute of Museum and Library Services Museums for America three-year grant for $150,000 to increase online access to its aerospace related collections. [Read more…]
The Boeing Company, Apollo 15 Astronaut Al Worden, Coast Guard Aviation, Dale Myers, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, the “Non-Skeds,” ORBIS International Flying Eye Hospital and America’s Aviation Family of Excellence are among the honorees being enshrined during this year’s International Air & Space Hall of Fame Celebration at the San Diego Air & Space Museum. [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.