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Katherine Sui Fun Cheung, photo courtesy of Ed Moy.

New Documentary of Aviation Pioneer Makes Seattle Premiere July 8

On July 8, The Museum hosts Seattle’s premiere of a new documentary about one of the most sensational women pilots of the 1930s. “Aviatrix: The Katherine Sui Fun Cheung Story” tells the story of the young Chinese immigrant who defied racial and gender bias to become a daredevil stunt pilot during the Golden Age of Aviation. The 2 p.m. screening[Read More…]

Modellers Gear Up For Flying Weekend

Modellers Gear Up For Flying Weekend

The Large Model Aircraft Rally is returning to the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford next month for a weekend of spectacular flying displays.  Taking place on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 July, this air show in miniature is set to entertain thousands of aviation and modelling enthusiasts with two full days of flying and family fun. Aircraft heading to the[Read More…]

by June 19, 2017 0 comments Aviation Museum News, RAF Museum
EC-121 “Warning Star” Moving to the Yankee Air Museum

EC-121 “Warning Star” Moving to the Yankee Air Museum

As previously reported HERE by WarbirdsNews, the Yankee Air Museum has launched the “The Warning Star Rescue Project” to save a Lockheed EC-121K Warning Star, and move it to their facility in Ypsilanti, Michigan. A team has been disassembling the aircraft at the sadly now-defunct Octave Chanute Aerospace Museum, located at the former Chanute AFB in Rantoul, Illinois. Jack Weber, a former navy crew chief[Read More…]

“Wings of Freedom Tour” to Visit The Museum of Flight

“Wings of Freedom Tour” to Visit The Museum of Flight

The steady rumble of World War II airplanes will resonate at The Museum of Flight June 23-25, when the Collings Foundation “Wings of Freedom Tour” will visit The Museum of Flight. Ground tours and flights will be available in the B-17 Flying Fortress, B-24J Liberator and B-25 Mitchell bombers, and a dual-control TP-51D Mustang fighter aircraft. The planes are on[Read More…]

English Electric Canberra and de Havilland Vampire set to Return to the Air

English Electric Canberra and de Havilland Vampire set to Return to the Air

In the biggest news in recent years, the Temora Aviation Museum‘s president and founder, David Lowy AM, has announced that the museum will start a complex project to return their English Electric Canberra TT.18 WJ680 and de Havilland Vampire T.35 A79-617 back to flying condition. Neither aircraft has flown for some years now, so a lot of work will be involved. Lowy stated that,[Read More…]