Summer programs take off at New England Air Museum

The New England Air Museum in Windsor Locks, Conn,. has kicked off its special programs and hands-on activities for its visitors during the summer. The programs will run through Aug. 24.

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Free museum admission for dads on Father’s Day

SEATTLE — The Museum of Flight offers free admission to fathers on June 17, Father’s Day. The day offers a variety of family activities throughout the museum, with tours of the museum’s Vietnam War-era jet fighters and rare access to the inside of the Boeing 747 prototype.

Museum slates dedication for restored F-100

MAPS Air Museum, near the Akron-Canton Airport in Ohio, will have a dedication program for a restored F-100D on Sunday, June 17, at 1 p.m.

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Junkyard Jets at Oakland Aviation Museum

“Junkyard Jets” will be the featured topic at the Oakland Aviation Museum speaker series Saturday, June 16.

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Museum slates open cockpit day

Oakland Aviation Museum in California will host an open cockpit day Father’s Day, June 17. Attendees can get a chance to sit in a Korean War MiG-15, a Navy A-6 simulator trailer, a Navy A-3 Sky Warrior, as well as tour the Solent Flying Boat from the movie “Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark.”

Lindbergh’s goggles on display at San Diego museum

The goggles worn by Charles Lindbergh during his historic flight across the Atlantic in 1927 are now on display at the San Diego Air & Space Museum in honor of the flight’s 85th anniversary.

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Air Zoo to host international art exhibit

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — On June 3 the Air Zoo will unveil the 2012 American Society of Aviation Artists (ASAA) International Aerospace Art Exhibit. The exhibit will feature more than 50 pieces of aviation and space artwork, ranging from photographs, to paintings and sculptures.

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New board of directors for Houston museum

The members of the Houston Aeronautical Heritage Society, Inc., the non-profit organization the operates the 1940 Air Terminal Museum, have elected a new board of directors.

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Book signing at MAPS Air Museum

The author of “My Very Dearest Anna,” Kara Martinelli, will be at the MAPS Air Museum in Canton, Ohio, Sunday, April 29, for a book signing that coincides with the aviation museum’s spring pancake breakfast.

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Air Zoo blasts off with summer camps

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — The Air Zoo is offering a variety of aviation and space-related camps for kids ages 4-17. Full and partial scholarships are available, museum officials note. Summer camps include: [Read more...]