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The Manhattan Project Trinity Tower Replicated

The Manhattan Project Trinity Tower Replicated

The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History is erecting the only Trinity Tower replica in existence – a steel tower, just shy of the original 100 ft historic piece designed to hold the first atomic bomb tested at the Trinity Site on July 16, 1945. This new exhibition was constructed in close proximity to the museum’s B-29 Superfortress in[Read More…]

by October 13, 2017 0 comments Aviation Museum News
Flight Simulation Event Heads to Cosford

Flight Simulation Event Heads to Cosford

Aviation fans can experience the virtual skies in Shropshire next month as the Flight Sim 2017 event heads to the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford for a fifth consecutive year.  Taking place on Saturday 7 October, aviation enthusiasts will enjoy a day packed with all the latest flight simulation software and the chance to test out their virtual flying skills.[Read More…]

by September 22, 2017 0 comments Aviation Museum News, RAF Museum
Restored BT-13 Donated to The National WASP Museum

Restored BT-13 Donated to The National WASP Museum

The National WASP WWII Museum celebrated The Gift of Wings on Saturday, September 16, 2017, with a fly-in of a restored BT-13 aircraft donated by the American Aviation Heritage Foundation (AAHF) of Blaine, Minnesota. Ann Hobing, Executive Director of the National WASP WWII Museum, welcomed the crowd in the outdoor plaza to view the Museum’s new BT-13 after watching it[Read More…]

by September 22, 2017 2 comments Aviation Museum News, Warbirds News
Avro Lancaster AR10 KB882 awaits her fate, while the city board decides which preservation proposal to accept. (photo via Benoit de Mulder)

Lancaster KB882 Officially Joins National Air Force Museum of Canada Today

Lancaster KB882 Prepares for Her New Home… The City of Edmundston, New Brunswick will officially hand over Avro Lancaster AR.10 KB882 to the National Air Force Museum of Canada in a special ceremony due to take place today. Following the event, a team will begin carefully dismantling the Lancaster, with help from the RCAF, for transport to her new home in Trenton,[Read More…]

by September 21, 2017 3 comments Aircraft Restoration, Aviation Museum News
San Diego Air & Space Museum Hall of Fame Enshrines Distinguished Class of 2017

San Diego Air & Space Museum Hall of Fame Enshrines Distinguished Class of 2017

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), the Atlas Rocket Program, Hudson B. Drake, Embry-Riddle’s Golden Eagles Flight Team, John Herrington, Christa McAuliffe, John J. Montgomery, and Chance Vought are among the honorees being enshrined during this year’s International Air & Space Hall of Fame Celebration. Tickets are selling out fast! Join the San Diego Air & Space Museum[Read More…]

by September 14, 2017 0 comments Aviation Museum News