SEATTLE — With the Tom Hanks movie, “Captain Phillips,” now a nominee for the Motion Picture Academy’s Best Picture award, on Jan. 25 visitors to the Museum of Flight can get a behind-the-scenes look at the real story from someone who participated in the Navy rescue operation of Capt. Phillips depicted in the film. Museum visitors can also see on exhibit the actual ScanEagle drone and Navy sniper bullets used in the rescue of Capt. Phillips.
The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum will celebrate the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center’s 10th anniversary with an open house Saturday, Jan. 25. For one day only, the museum will give visitors a rare, behind-the-scenes look into spaces usually inaccessible to the public.
SEATTLE — The Museum of Flight Speed of Sound concert series continues Jan. 31 with a three-band lineup of Northwest artists — Mark Pickerel and His Praying Hands, Star Anna, and Day Laborers & Petty Intellectuals.
SEATTLE — Just in time for the 2014 Oscar nominations, on Jan. 11 aviation movie expert and author Mark Carlson will lead a presentation based upon his book, “Flying on Film: A Century of Aviation in the Movies, 1912-2012″ at the Museum of Flight.
The Aviation Museum of New Hampshire’s Second Saturday series will present “The Eighth Air Force…Start Engines…Plus 50 Years” Jan. 11.
After nearly a century in obscurity, America’s first airplane factory began to reappear in 2013 as demolition crews peeled away surrounding buildings in Dayton, Ohio.
The original Wright Company factory began to emerge [Read more…]
WINDSOR LOCKS, CONN. – The New England Air Museum in Windsor Locks, Conn. will hold its next Open Cockpit Day on Sunday, Jan. 19. On that day, visitors will be permitted to climb into the cockpits of up to 12 vintage aircraft, a full-motion flight simulator and two static flight simulators. Aircraft include the P-47 Thunderbolt, the North American F-100 Super Sabre, a DC-3 airliner, several helicopters and more.
HONOLULU — History comes alive at Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, when visitors can experience the people, the aircraft, and the stories of Pacific aviation “stars”— from the early years of flight to today’s space age.
DAYTON, Ohio – The world’s largest military aviation museum is about to get bigger.
The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force is set to expand its legacy with a new 224,000 square foot building to be constructed by Turner Construction Co. of Washington, D.C.
On Dec. 17, 2003, America looked back a century to celebrate the first successful flight of a powered airplane. Ten years after the Centennial of Flight, Orville and Wilbur Wright’s achievement at Kitty Hawk is still inspiring creativity and provoking discussion. In time for this year’s anniversary, the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum is focusing a spotlight on its updated exhibition, “The Wright Brothers & The Invention of the Aerial Age.”