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NASA WB-57 to Chase The Totality of The Great American Eclipse

NASA WB-57 to Chase The Totality of The Great American Eclipse

In a classic swords-to-plowshares move, two converted WB-57F aircraft flown by NASA’s Airborne Science Program will greet the shadow of the Moon as it rushes across the contiguous United States on Monday, August 21st on a daring mission of science. Researchers of  the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI)  are going to be observing the total solar eclipse with two aircraft, each[Read More…]

by August 18, 2017 0 comments Warbirds News
This artwork is titled "After A Mission-Korea 1953" and was created by David S. Hall. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

Air Force 70th Birthday Art Exhibit Opens Sept. 9 at National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

A special exhibit highlighting the 70th Birthday of the U.S. Air Force will open on Sept. 9 at the Air Force’s national museum. Seventy pieces of art, one representing a significant event for each year in Air Force history, will be displayed in the museum’s art gallery. The exhibit titled, “American Airmen: Breaking Barriers Since 1947 – Commemorating 70 Years[Read More…]

The grand opening of the Lone Star Flight Museum will take place on September 2nd! (photo via LSFM)

Lone Star Flight Museum Cleared for Grand Opening Labor Day Weekend

The Lone Star Flight Museum is getting ready to unveil their brand new facility at Ellington Field near Houston, Texas on September 2nd. As many readers will recall, this marvelous museum used to be located on the coast in Galveston, Texas. It was a fabulous facility, but so close to the water that there was always a risk of flooding. Sadly that[Read More…]

Massive Cache of deHavilland Mosquito Plans Discovered

Massive Cache of deHavilland Mosquito Plans Discovered

An astonishing collection of thousands of microfilm aperture cards, containing secret wartime plans for the deHavilland Mosquito, one of the UK’s most innovative aircraft, has been saved from destruction. Just days before the bulldozers were due, The People’s Mosquito, a UK charity that aims to return a Mosquito to British skies, was called with news of the find. An amazing[Read More…]

by August 11, 2017 2 comments Warbird Restorations, Warbirds News
WWII Heritage Days 2018 to Feature Medal of Honor Veterans

WWII Heritage Days 2018 to Feature Medal of Honor Veterans

Salute the Greatest Generation and celebrate all things 1940s during the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Dixie Wing 15th Annual “WWII Heritage Days”, April 21-22, 2018. Recall the music of Glenn Miller, ration cards, Spam and Willie and Joe .The largest annual 1940s theme event in Georgia, WWII Heritage Days is a bucket list destination for anyone who enjoys nostalgia, big[Read More…]