DAYTON, Ohio — National Museum of the U.S. Air Force visitors are invited to be a part of history during a ceremonial ribbon cutting event that will officially open the museum’s fourth building to the public on June 8 at 9:15 a.m.
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…]
RHINEBECK, N.Y. – May 21 marks the 89th anniversary of Charles Lindbergh’s history-making flight across the Atlantic. The flight forever changed the way mankind viewed air travel as a practical means of transportation, and will be celebrated in a big way at The Rhinebeck Aerodrome.
The event will center around the aerodrome’s recently completed “Spirit of St. Louis” replica. [Read more…]
HONOLULU, Hawaii — The Nakajima B5N Torpedo Bomber was the pride of the Imperial Japanese Navy and was considered the most effective aircraft of its kind at the beginning of World War II. She caused most of the battleship damage during the attack on Pearl Harbor Dec. 7, 1941.
Now, 75 years later, the Type 97 Carrier Torpedo Bomber, dubbed the “Kate” by the allies, will return to the exact spot where she made aviation history and be displayed at Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor on Ford Island. [Read more…]
SOUTH ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Commemorative Air Force Minnesota Wing will host a Law Enforcement and First Responder Appreciation Day on May 14 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The event is free to the public to tour the museum, aircraft, and vehicles. Law Enforcement and First Responders will receive a free lunch, which starts at 11 a.m. [Read more…]
SEATTLE — The world’s oldest flyable Boeing airliner will make its last flight April 26, according to officials with the Museum of Flight.
The classic twin-engine Boeing 247D from the 1930s — one of four remaining in the world, and the only one flyable — has been in the museum’s collection since 1966. [Read more…]
ALAMEDA, Calif. — As part of Living Ship Day on April 16, the USS Hornet Museum will commemorate the 74th anniversary of World War II’s infamous Doolittle Tokyo Air Raid, which was led by Alameda-born Gen. James “Jimmy” Doolittle.
Events include a presentation by World War II veteran and former CV-8 crewmember, Richard Nowatzki who, as an eyewitness to the launch of the historic raid, will share his memories. [Read more…]