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75 Years On – The Story Behind Hampden P1344’s Final Flight

The Handley Page Hampden Bomber P1344 (PL-K), currently undergoing conservation at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will be subject of a lecture taking place on Tuesday 5 September 2017.  The lecture will be presented by the Museum’s Conservation Center Manager who has personal experience working to restore the aircraft and with former crew and family members.  The evening lecture[Read More…]

Photo by Marty Steiner

Delta Flight Museum Launches the “747 Experience”

By Marty Steiner via General Aviation News Airline museums range from boring glass cases filled with a hodgepodge of miscellaneous stuff to a flight line of vintage airliners in varying states of outdoor exposure and decay. Some have brought an aircraft or two indoors, restored it and may have some limited viewing or even a walk-thru tour or display. Faced[Read More…]

by August 20, 2017 0 comments Aviation Museum 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…]

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Wolverhampton Built Defiant Highlighting Open Cockpits Evening

The Wolverhampton built, Second World War British Battle of Britain fighter aircraft, Boulton Paul Defiant Mk1 will be one of the highlights at the forthcoming ‘Open Cockpits Evening’ taking place at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford on 15-16 September 2017. The Boulton Paul Defiant Mk 1 joined the aircraft display at Cosford only a few short months ago and[Read More…]

by August 3, 2017 0 comments Aviation Museum News, RAF Museum