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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 →

Museum to host antique auto show

Posted on May 9th, 2014 by

WINDSOR LOCKS, CONN., April 29, 2014, – The New England Air Museum will hold its annual Antique Auto Show on Sunday, June 1. Continue Reading →

Old Rhinebeck opening weekend features RC fly-in

Posted on May 8th, 2014 by

RHINEBECK, N.Y. — On Saturday, May 17, the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome will once again open its doors to the museum. This year opening weekend will be extra special with the addition of a scale, radio-control model airplane fly-in event that... Continue Reading →

Alaska Airlines gives $2.5 million to build Aerospace Education Center at museum

Posted on May 4th, 2014 by

SEATTLE — Alaska Airlines is making a $2.5 million gift to The Museum of Flight to create the Alaska Airlines Aerospace Education Center. Funds will be used to renovate existing facilities, support and sustain educational programs, increase staff, expand outreach... Continue Reading →

Pacific Aviation Museum to commemorate The Battle of Midway

Posted on May 1st, 2014 by

HONOLULU – Marking the 72nd anniversary of the turning point of World War II, Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor will present a special program June 7 featuring Curator and Author Burl Burlingame and the museum’s Restoration Manager Jim Martinelli. Continue Reading →