Aviation Museum News

The Foundation’s 1944 vintage Consolidated B-24J Liberator is painted as "Witchcraft", an 8th AF bomber that flew a record 130 missions over Europe as part of the 467 th BG. The Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress flies as "Nine-O-Nine", an 8 th Air Force, 91 st BG heavy bomber. ( Image by Collings Foundation)

Bomber Camp 2017 – Battle of the Bombers!

Stockton, CA – The Stockton Field Aviation Museum will once again host their Annual “Bomber Camp” this year, with support from the Collings Foundation. This year, there is an exciting new twist on the event, a “Battle of the Bombers!” Perhaps we may see, once and for all, which WWII Heavy-Bomber truly reigns supreme? “In past years we have used[Read More…]

by March 28, 2017 0 comments Aviation Museum News, WWII Events
Major Installation in New APOLLO Gallery

Major Installation in New APOLLO Gallery

Last week the Museum of Flight received a special delivery– a full-scale F-1 rocket engine, received on loan from the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center. The F-1 engine remains the most powerful single-nozzle, liquid-fueled rocket engine ever developed. Standing 19 feet tall and 12 feet wide, the installation was a careful and collaborative effort by the Museum’s Exhibits and Facilities[Read More…]

The glamour and romance of the Big Band-era will return April 22, 2017 when the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Dixie Wing hosts “Keep ‘em Flying”, a hangar dance and dinner fundraiser set in a flying museum surrounded by historic World War II  aircraft and decorated to recreate the iconic mood of the 1940s.  The festivities will take place from 6pm-11pm at[Read More…]

by March 22, 2017 0 comments Aviation Museum News, WWII Events
JAM to Honor Voodoo’s Last Flight Anniversary

JAM to Honor Voodoo’s Last Flight Anniversary

By Austin Hancock London, Ontario – The Canada based Jet Aircraft Museum plans to “keep doing that Voodoo that they do, so well.” To be exact, the JAM will host an event to commemorate 30 years since the iconic McDonnell CF-101 “Voodoo” last took wind under her wings. The “Voodoo” served the RCAF honorably, between 1961 and 1984, as an[Read More…]

The National WWII Museum Launches Rides  Aboard Restored, Operational Higgins Patrol-Torpedo Boat

The National WWII Museum Launches Rides Aboard Restored, Operational Higgins Patrol-Torpedo Boat

Beginning April 1, The National WWII Museum will offer the public the opportunity to tour and ride restored patrol-torpedo (PT) boat 305 on her home waters of Lake Pontchartrain, where she was originally tested by Higgins Industries more than 70 years ago. For the first time ever, visitors will be able to see and feel the PT boat experience, and[Read More…]