SEATTLE — The National Naval Aviation Museum has granted The Museum of Flight the permanent loan of a McDonnell Douglas F/A-18C retired this year from the Blue Angels flight demonstration team. [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.
SEATTLE — The steady rumble of World War II bomber flight operations will resonate at The Museum of Flight July 1-4, while a group of four historic aircraft is based here for public rides and tours.
Ground tours and flights will be available in the B-17 Flying Fortress, B-24 Liberator and B-25 Mitchell bombers, and a dual-control P-51 Mustang fighter aircraft. [Read more…]
A celebration of the life of legendary American hero Steve “Spiro” Pisanos, who recently passed away at the age of 96, will be held June 30 at 2 p.m. at the San Diego Air & Space Museum.
Pisanos was a World War II fighter double ace who served with the United States Army Air Corps, United States Air Force and as a volunteer member of the famed Eagle Squadrons of Great Britain’s Royal Air Force. [Read more…]
DAYTON, Ohio — Visitors from around the world can once again walk in the footsteps of presidents, astronauts, test pilots and those brought out of captivity as the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force opened its fourth building on June 8.
The new $40.8 million, 224,000-square-foot building, which was privately financed by the Air Force Museum Foundation, will house four galleries – Presidential, Research and Development, Space, and Global Reach, along with three science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) Learning Nodes. [Read more…]