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The Museum of Flight Remembers Fallen Astronauts

The Museum of Flight Remembers Fallen Astronauts

From Jan. 27-Feb. 5 the Museum pays tribute to the astronauts who were lost in the quest to explore outer space. The astronauts of Apollo 1, and of shuttle missions STS-51-L Challenger and STS-107 Columbia are remembered in special exhibits and videos each day. On Jan. 28 at 2 p.m. there will be a program about the Apollo and space[Read More…]

by January 23, 2017 0 comments Aviation Museum News
10th Anniversary Celebrations For the National Cold War Exhibition

10th Anniversary Celebrations For the National Cold War Exhibition

On Tuesday 7 February 2017 the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will be marking the 10th anniversary of the award-winning National Cold War Exhibition with a special event for aviation fans. The £12.5 million landmark building and exhibition was officially opened in 2007 by HRH The Princess Royal and invited VIP guests included the Rt Hon Baroness Thatcher.  Its eye-catching[Read More…]

by January 23, 2017 0 comments Aviation Museum News, RAF Museum
DAYTON, Ohio -- The B-17F "Memphis Belle" is readied for restoration at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Memphis Belle to be Placed on Public Display in May 2018

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[Read More…]

Mike Porter's  Stearman 720 nearly completion.  ( Photo Via Mike Porter)

The Last of the Breed – Mike Porter’s Atomic Stearman

By Matt Jolley Atomic Stearman?  Yes, believe it or not, around fifty Stearman biplanes were still flying in the United States Air Force at the beginning of the atomic age.  It wasn’t until 1949 the newly minted United States Air Force, retired the last of it’s famous biplane trainers.  Stearman artisan, Mike Porter is completing his latest restoration,  Stearman 42-17720.  The buzz number is TF-720.  What, “TF”? [Read More…]

Photo via Pete Macca

A VETERAN’ STORY: A Progeny of Aviators

By Pete Mecca. Arranging an interview quickly turns into something very special when the veteran suggests, “Let’s just fire up the old Stearman and fly down to Peach State Aerodrome for lunch at Barnstormer’s Grill. Then we can fly back for an interview at my house.” Needless to say, nobody had to twist my arm.The grass airfield in Williamson, GA[Read More…]

by January 18, 2017 0 comments A veteran's Story, Articles