A second chance at a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity

prepping for take-off

Back in 1949 Don Sly was a recent high school graduate and had what he thought was the opportunity of a lifetime.

“A friend had an uncle who owned an old biplane that he used to do airshows,” Sly, now 83, recalls. “Through my friend I got to ride in that biplane.”

That ride ignited a passion for aviation that stays with Sly to this day. [Read more…]

Museum to celebrate Earhart’s birthday

Earhart in Hawaii.

HONOLULU — The Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor will celebrate Amelia Earhart’s 118th birthday with a “Happy Birthday, Amelia!” party, offering free admission to visitors dressed in period aviation costumes, Friday, July 24. Free admission will also apply to accompanying family members, as well.

Visitors will be able to view the museum’s “Amelia Earhart in Hawaii” photo exhibit donated by Matson Corporation, enjoy free birthday cake and refreshments, and meet “Amelia” and members of The Aloha Chapter of the Ninety-Nines International Organization of Women Pilots, of which Earhart was the first president. [Read more…]