KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Guests visiting the Air Zoo can now learn all about the world’s first successful radio control aircraft — the Guff.
The New England Air Museum in Windsor Locks, Connecticut, will hold its annual Veterans Day program Nov. 11. Visitors can meet and talk with local aviation combat veterans from World War II, the Cold War era, the Vietnam Conflict, and Iraq and Afghanistan.
SEATTLE — Every year near Halloween, The Museum of Flight becomes The Museum of Fright. This year’s Halloween celebration will take place on Sunday, Oct. 28, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., with family activities and low admission prices for all visitors.
KALAMAZOO, Mich. — The Air Zoo has added a new plane—a 1928 Curtiss Robin—to its collection of aircraft.
Don’t forget that a number of aviation museums across the nation will participate in Smithsonian magazine’s Museum Day this Saturday, Sept. 29, including the Museum of Flight in Seattle, the Florida Air Museum in Lakeland, International Women’s Air & Space Museum in Cleveland, and the National Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola, Fla. Admission is free with a ticket you can download from the website.
A number of aviation museums across the nation will participate in Smithsonian magazine’s Museum Day Sept. 29, including the Florida Air Museum in Lakeland, International Women’s Air & Space Museum in Cleveland, and the National Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola, Fla. Admission is free with a ticket you can download from the website.
KALAMAZOO, Mich. — The Air Zoo and Third Coast Aviation have joined forces to offer a variety of new visitor experiences, including a Full-Motion Advanced Flight Trainer, flights in a Cessna 172 Skyhawk, and private pilot ground school.
The Connecticut Air & Space Center is presenting an educational display of historical artifacts and photos that tell the history of 550 Main Street in Stratford, Conn. The buildings at 550 Main Street saw Igor Sikorsky develop his seaplane business, which help fund his invention the helicopter. It saw World War II on the horizon and the property expanded to build the US Navy’s best fighter, the F4U Corsair. It saw Lycoming, Avco, Textron, Allied Signal and finally the US Army create military engines by the truckload at the Stratford Army Engine Plant. Now, shuttered since 1998, 550 Main Street waits for to be developed for a new generation.
Reeve Lindbergh, youngest daughter of Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh, will speak at the Aviation Museum of New Hampshire Saturday July 21, at 11 a.m.
Special to GAN By DON PISCHNER
My day with Denny Hague: He’s a former Air Force Officer, aviator, fighter pilot, and hero with an outstanding career who has participated in several astounding exploits. During Vietnam, he flew 189 combat missions. He and two fellow airmen flew cover for military pilot Bernie Fisher, who’s life-saving bravery earned him the Air Force Medal of Honor.
It’s been my good fortune to have maintained a friendship with Denny since Coeur d’Alene High School days in the 1950s. Now entering a new era of life, Denny was recently diagnosed with beginning stages of Alzheimer’s. Still, he recalls earlier times reasonably well.