National Air and Space Museum receives $30 million from Boeing

Posted on June 5th, 2014 by

Boeing is donating $30 million to the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum to support the museum’s educational activities and exhibitions, including an extensive renovation of its main hall, “Milestones of Flight.” Continue Reading →

Museum slates summertime activities

Posted on June 5th, 2014 by

WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. – The New England Air Museum will hold family fun programs starting June 30. Visitors of all ages will have the opportunity to put their creativity and problem solving skills to use at the Engineering Design activities offered... Continue Reading →

New book prompts search for Wright factory workers’ descendants

Posted on June 3rd, 2014 by

DAYTON, Ohio — The National Aviation Heritage Alliance (NAHA) will use the launch of a new book about the Wright brothers to connect with descendants of the Wright Company’s factory workers. NAHA is inviting descendants of men and women who... Continue Reading →

D-Day remembered at museum

Posted on June 3rd, 2014 by

SEATTLE — On Saturday, June 7, The Museum of Flight remembers the 70th anniversary of World War II’s D-Day invasion. At 1:30 p.m. there will be a presentation about the Douglas C-47 transport aircraft (DC-3 in civilian service), and how the rugged,... Continue Reading →

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Five World War II pilots to speak in commemoration of D-Day

Posted on June 2nd, 2014 by

At a Living History Flying Day event Saturday, June 7, at Planes of Fame Air Museum in Chino, Calif., a panel of aviation experts, historians and veterans will be featured to commemorate D-Day. The P-47 Thunderbolt will be on display and perform a... Continue Reading →

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New England Air Museum to hold open cockpit event for Father’s Day

Posted on May 28th, 2014 by

WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. – The New England Air Museum will hold its next Open Cockpit event on Sunday, June 15, Father’s Day. On that day, visitors will be permitted to climb into the cockpits of up to 12 vintage aircraft,... Continue Reading →

Is Dad an aviation buff?

Posted on May 27th, 2014 by

Is your dad an aviation buff? Does he wonder what it would be like to sit at the controls of an A-6 Intruder Navy jet or walk into the flying boat that took Indiana Jones on his archeological adventure in... Continue Reading →

Parks Service to operate Pearson Air Museum

Posted on May 26th, 2014 by

Despite attempts at mediation, the Pearson Air Museum near Portland, Ore., will remain under the control of the National Park Service. Continue Reading →

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Teens can learn to fly high at museum’s Aviation Adventure

Posted on May 17th, 2014 by

HONOLULU, Hawaii — Sixth through eighth grade students have an opportunity this summer to soar at Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor’s new “Aviation Adventure” and returning “Fight School” program. The Aviation Adventure immerses teens in the rich history of Ford... Continue Reading →

Free concerts at Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum

Posted on May 15th, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Air and Space Museum’s summer concert series returns to the museum in Washington, D.C., and its Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va., this summer. Visitors can bring a picnic and enjoy the warm weather at... Continue Reading →