On Oct. 2, 2016, the New England Air Museum in Windsor Locks, Connecticut, will host a gathering of iconic Ford Mustangs in celebration of the completion of the restoration of its World War II era P-51 Mustang fighter aircraft. [Read more…]
DAYTON, Ohio – As part of a salute to the heritage of the 20th Special Operations Squadron (SOS), two CV-22 Osprey aircraft will land on the front lawn at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force on Sept. 15, at 9:30 a.m., and be on display for the public until their departure at 4 p.m. [Read more…]
I went to the Carolinas Aviation Museum in Charlotte earlier this month to see the Miracle on the Hudson airliner. And the big jet was certainly impressive. But my lasting memories from the trip are about the warbirds on display.
The museum centerpiece is the A320-214 Airbus that Capt. Chesley Sullenberger and First Officer Jeff Skiles successfully landed on the Hudson River Jan. 15, 2009. The aircraft, with damage from the water impact showing prominently, has helped nearly triple the museum’s yearly attendance since display began in 2011.
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — The Military Aviation Museum’s Biplanes and Triplanes World War One Airshow will be held Oct. 1-2, in Pungo, Va., taking guests back to the days of The Great War for a weekend of flying, colorful World War One aircraft, live performances, elaborate reenactor encampments, and more. [Read more…]
While at AirVenture 2016, ace photographer Bert Reiheld captured these images from the Experimental Aircraft Association’s museum on the grounds of Wittman Regional Airport (KOSH):
Although you’d expect the Beechcraft Heritage Museum to be in Wichita, Kansas, the “Air Capital of the World” and home of the Beech factory since 1932, it’s located 825 statute miles to the southeast in the small town of Tullahoma, Tennessee.
Founded in 1973 by a group of Beechcraft Staggerwing enthusiasts, the privately funded facility has developed into a world-class museum dedicated to preserving the history of the iconic Beech Aircraft brand, long known for quality and performance. [Read more…]
SEATTLE — The Museum of Flight will temporarily suspend its normal operations Friday morning, July 15, through Sunday evening, July 17, for an unprecedented three-day special event, which sold out within hours of announcement.
The invitation-only event celebrating Boeing’s 100th anniversary will take place at the museum and its perimeter from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. all three days.
The museum will reopen to all visitors on Monday morning, July 18, and will remain open with extended hours, through 8 p.m. daily through the summer.
By Penny Hamilton
Because most communities have retired military aviators and commercial airline staff, they are an excellent resource for local airports and aviation museums to enhance their aviation education outreach programs.