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F-105 Kombat Kathy ready for restoration.

The Palm Springs Air Museum Republic F-105D Thunderchief

The Palm Springs Air Museum landed a Republic F-105D Thunderchief  to add to its growing collection of Vietnam-era aircraft.Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio gave the museum until August to raise the money needed to take the surplus supersonic fighter-bomber off its hands — saving it from becoming scrap metal by way of a crusher.Thanks to an outpouring from[Read More…]

by November 6, 2013 2 comments Aviation Museum News
Air and Space Museum, Art Deco, Aviation, Hall of the Eight Pillars, LBG, Le Bourget, Museum, Paris, Restored

Le Bourget Air and Space Museum Restored Art Deco Terminal

The “Salle des Huit Colonnes” was restored thanks to historic photos–it was designed by architect Georges Labro for the 1937 Universal Exhibition. It features a checkered black and white floor and a domed glass roof. Swiss watch manufacturer Bell & Ross has sponsored the re-installation of a monumental clock, where each of the twelve points on the dial is a[Read More…]

by November 5, 2013 1 comment Aviation Museum News
Fairchild A-10 "Warthog" to have its cockpit opened up visitors for the first time in 10 years.
(Image Credit: New England Air Museum)

New England Air Museum to Host Open Cockpit Day and Great New England RC Swap Meet on October 13th

The New England Air Museum in Windsor Locks, Connecticut, will be holding two special events on Sunday, October 13th; their fall Open Cockpit Day and the Second Annual Great New England RC Swap Meet. Visitors will be allowed to climb in to some of the Museum’s vintage warbirds and see the latest and greatest in radio controlled model aircraft.

by September 20, 2013 0 comments Aviation Museum News
RAF Museum Officially Receives Hercules C-130 in Handover Ceremony

RAF Museum Officially Receives Hercules C-130 in Handover Ceremony

Last week, the Royal Air Force Museum in Cosford, UK held an official handover ceremony for the Lockheed C-130 Hercules, XV202, in the presence of Air Marshal Baz North of the Royal Air Force, Air Vice Marshal Ian Corbitt (Retired), Sir Michael Marshall, Chairman of Marshals as well as several former Hercules airmen. Though the museum has actually been in[Read More…]

by September 19, 2013 0 comments Aviation Museum News
In the Air With the CAF Houston Wing’s Lockheed C-60 Lodestar

In the Air With the CAF Houston Wing’s Lockheed C-60 Lodestar

Recently, noted aviation photographer and journalist, Luigino Caliaro had the opportunity to photograph the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Houston Wing‘s beautifully restored Lockheed C-60A Lodestar.

by September 18, 2013 2 comments Articles