Museum hands out $45,000 in scholarships

These 3 scholars were awarded the Bill Gibbs scholarship. Left to right:  Kelsey Belmont, Grossmont High School, attending Cal Poly San Luis Obispo  Daniel Fugett, San Dieguito High School Academy, attending Cal Poly San Luis Obispo  Courtney Hesse, Canyon Crest Academy, attending Rice University

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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Remembering The Mighty Eighth

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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...]

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

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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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Discover Your Future in Aviation

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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...]