Honolulu — On Feb. 3 and 4, Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor will pay tribute to the Tuskegee Airmen and the role they played during World War II with special presentations by decorated Tuskegee Airman Colonel Charles McGee. [Read more…]
DAYTON, Ohio — One of the most recognizable symbols of World War II will once again report for duty exactly 75 years after its crew finished their last mission in the war against Nazi Germany on May 17, 1943.
The B-17F Memphis Belle – the first U.S. Army Air Forces heavy bomber to complete 25 missions over Europe and return to the United States – will be placed on public display at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force on May 17, 2018. [Read more…]
SEATTLE — Santa is letting his reindeer rest up for Christmas Eve, so he and Mrs. Claus will fly a vintage propeller plane to the Museum of Flight on Dec. 10.
The couple will arrive at 11:45 a.m.
Children and parents are encouraged to greet Santa at the plane, then he will be listening to children’s wishes in the Great Gallery until 4 p.m. [Read more…]
WINDSOR LOCKS, CONN. — The New England Air Museum is offering an array of family fun activities during December School Vacation Week, Monday, Dec. 26 through Friday, Dec. 30.
Explore three exhibit hangars filled with more than 60 historic aircraft, and experience the wonders of flight through hands-on activities, including daily hands-on Build & Fly Challenges, interactive Flight Science Demonstrations, computerized Flight Simulators, and Open Cockpit Experiences in historic aircraft.
Visitors can also take to the skies at the museum’s Virtual Flight Center using advanced, three screen yoke and pedal flight simulators. The Virtual Flight Center is open to visitors ages 10 and older and a $5 fee person fee applies for a 30 minute flight. [Read more…]
DAYTON, Ohio – On April 18, 1942, 80 men achieved the unimaginable when they took off from an aircraft carrier on a top secret mission to bomb Japan. These men, led by Lt. Col. James H. “Jimmy” Doolittle, came to be known as the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders.
The raid was an extremely important event in the development of American air power. It marked the first combat use of strategic bombardment by the U.S. Army Air Forces in World War II. While the attack itself caused little actual damage to Japanese war industry, the psychological impact on the Japanese military and the American public proved to be immense. It forced the Japanese military to pull forces back from the front lines to protect the home islands and showed Americans that the war could be won. [Read more…]
WINDSOR LOCKS, CONN. — The New England Air Museum will hold its annual Santa Claus Visit & Behind the Scenes Tours special event on Friday, Nov. 25, 2016, the day after Thanksgiving.
Santa Claus will meet with children in a Sikorsky helicopter between 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Photos are encouraged, and Santa will distribute a special gift to each child. [Read more…]
Following their recent passing, International Air & Space Hall of Fame inductees Bob Hoover and Bill Gibbs will be remembered during a special ceremony on Nov. 17 at the San Diego Air & Space Museum.
Hoover, a 2007 inductee, passed away at age 94 on Oct. 25. Gibbs, a 2011 inductee, passed away at 106 on Oct. 29. [Read more…]