Boeing is donating $30 million to the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum to support the museum’s educational activities and exhibitions, including an extensive renovation of its main hall, “Milestones of Flight.”
A video series that debuts today will provide viewers with an insider’s look at how inspiration has led to technology breakthroughs in aerospace. In the series, Boeing employees will tell their stories of the innovations that are redefining the global aerospace industry.
A slightly different rudder leads a master restorer to a true aviation find
By DAVID NIXON
It has been said, “the devil is in the details.” This is especially so in aviation. Whether you are flying or fixing an airplane, the details matter.
For an aircraft museum it is doubly important. The Western Antique Airplane and Automobile Museum (WAAAM) in Hood River, Ore., prides itself as having the most authentically restored aircraft in its collection. This attention to detail led to discovering and buying a very special airplane, the prototype 1933 Stearman Model 70, NX571Y, which is now being restored at the museum by the head of restoration, Tom Murphy, for museum founder Terry Brandt.
Despite the deadline to apply for a Women in Aviation International scholarship having come and gone, two new scholarships are now available for 2012. These new scholarships bring the total to 73 individual scholarships valued at $520,900 to be awarded to WAI members.