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 to underrepresented communities, and enhance financial assistance.
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.
SEATTLE — The realities of the Area 51 secret Air Force flight facility at Groom Lake, Nev., will be discussed during a day of lectures and book signings at the Museum of Flight April 26.
WINDSOR LOCKS, CONN. – The New England Air Museum will hold family fun activities April 14-18 for spring break. The museum’s Flight Sim Spot will be open each of these days between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. The Flight Sim Spot allows visitors to use state-of-the-art simulators with real cockpit controls.
The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum Trophy for 2014 will be awarded in the Lifetime Achievement category to Norman R. Augustine, while the Current Achievement category to the Dawn Flight Team. They will be presented their awards March 26 at a black-tie dinner in Washington, D.C.
HONOLULU — A Moon Rover will make its public debut during Discover Your Future in Aviation at Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor Saturday, March 29.
A NASA Launch Entry Suit (LES) used on multiple space shuttle missions will also be on exhibit during the museum’s fifth annual Discover Your Future in Aviation day.
DAYTON, Ohio — Efforts to restore the historic Wright brothers’ airplane factory have taken a step forward with the inclusion of funding in Ohio’s capital budget bill.
WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. — The New England Air Museum will hold its annual SPACE EXPO March 30.
The Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor will host “Discover Your Future in Aviation” March 29 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
This is the fifth year for the special aviation day, which will feature hands-on workshops, a career fair, flight lab, and interactive science exhibits. Guests can venture into the open cockpits of some of history’s greatest aircraft and learn to fly on the museum’s flight lab simulators.