SEATTLE — Construction began Monday, April 6, on The Museum of Flight’s Aviation Pavilion — a structure that will cover more than 20 commercial and military airplanes once completed. Aircraft that will be moved to the Aviation Pavilion upon its completion include the museum’s recently restored Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet, the 787 Dreamliner, Air Force One, the Concorde airliner and the B-17, B-29 and B-47 bombers. [Read more…]
A selection of airplanes showcased in the “Arsenal of Democracy: World War II Victory Capitol Flyover,” will be on display outside the National Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center Saturday, May 9, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. [Read more…]
For the first time in more than 20 years, the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum has lowered Charles Lindbergh’s Ryan NYP “Spirit of St. Louis” to the floor. The famous aircraft will remain on the floor at eye level for visitors to see for approximately five months while it undergoes preservation work before being suspended once again. [Read more…]
DAYTON, Ohio — As you take a 360° tour inside the cargo area of the C-17 on display at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, you’ll notice typical items you’d see in many aircraft – cargo seats, a pallet, even a bumper sticker that says “I love flying.” But look closer and you’ll see something a little more unusual on this particular aircraft.
In addition to its role as a flight test aircraft, this C-17 was also a Hollywood star. It appeared in five motion pictures – “Transformers,” “Iron Man,” “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen,” “Iron Man 2” and “Superman: Man of Steel” – as well as country superstar Toby Keith’s Emmy Award-winning production of “American Soldier.”