Museum hands out $45,000 in scholarships

The San Diego Air & Space Museum’s mission statement is to inspire young people to tackle the challenges of the science, technology, engineering and mathematics academic disciplines and to make a difference in the world through an innovative, adventurous spirit. To further this goal, the museum and Convair Alumni Association has selected 12 students in the San Diego region to receive $45,000 in scholarships.

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Fathers free at Virginia museum this weekend

Fathers will get in free June 15 to June 17 at the Virginia Air & Space Center in Hampton, Virginia, with the purchase of a child’s admission. Check it out here

Wings Over Salina Air Museum receives largest donation yet

When Salina Airport Authority Executive Director Tim Rogers earned the American Association of Airport Executives prestigious Distinguished Service Award, it was easy for him to decide where the $5,000 honorarium that came with it would end up.

He donated the entire $5,000 to the Wings Over Salina Air Museum, making it the largest donation to date for the museum.

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Remembering The Mighty Eighth

Traveling I-95, the East Coast’s main street, you come to something seemingly out of place in Savannah, Georgia: A museum dedicated to World War II’s Eighth Air Force. Visit and you’ll see why it’s here. You can’t fly-in, but it’s only two miles from KSAV.

Why Savannah? Nearby Hunter Field was “the birthplace of the Eighth Air Force.” [Read more...]

Weather exhibit featured at museum

This summer expect rain, snow, tornadoes, sunshine, wind, and clouds at the American Airlines C.R. Smith Museum in the Dallas area. Starting May 26, the museum will host “The Zula Patrol: Mission Weather” exhibit based on the popular children’s TV series.

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Museum wins grant

The International Women’s Air & Space Museum (IWASM) has received funding from the Wolf Aviation Fund for the conservation treatment of an Eric Sloane oil portrait of award winning balloonist Constance Wolf.

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African American Pioneers of Flight exhibit at Evergreen Museum

A Smithsonian exhibition examining African American contributions in aviation will be on display at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum in McMinnville, Ore., from May 12 through Aug. 5. Presented by the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, “Black Wings: American Dreams of Flight” examines the contributions of some of the most important African American aviators from the past and present who helped make the dream of careers in flight and space exploration possible. The Black Wings exhibit will be located in the lobby of the Evergreen Theater and will be free to visitors.

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Virtually tour the Air Force museum

The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force Virtual Tour is now fully embedded with audio and video hotspots, and touch-screen devices, offering online visitors the opportunity to experience the entire museum.

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Birthday parties take flight at the Air Zoo

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Air Zoo guests looking for high-flying fun can now choose from three customized birthday party packages.

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Discover Your Future in Aviation

Young people interested in aviation as a career or hobby will want to attend Discover Your Future in Aviation, to be held at the Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor Saturday, March 31, from 10 am to 4 pm.

This is the third year for the aviation conference, which promises to be a day filled with hands-on workshops and seminars, a career fair, and interactive science exhibits. [Read more...]