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…]
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…]
“The F-104 Starfighter in the Warhawk Air Museum is scheduled to be painted and marked in its original USAF colors for static display at the Warbird Roundup at Nampa, Idaho 27-28 June 2015. Other World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam War-era aircraft are on the show’s flying schedule.” [Read more…]