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Modern and Historic Military Aircraft to Soar 
in Waukesha on Memorial Day Weekend

Modern and Historic Military Aircraft to Soar 
in Waukesha on Memorial Day Weekend

Many people have a childhood memory of dreaming to fly, pretending to be a pilot. For many that dream involved being a fighter pilot or Jedi, and the tug inside them is still present. On May 27, the Gathering of Warbirds in Waukesha will allow those dreamers to let their inner pilots see, hear and smell real historic and modern[Read More…]

by March 20, 2017 0 comments Airshow News, Press Releases
Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle accepts a medal from the skipper of the USS Hornet, Capt. Marc A. Mitscher. The medal, once given to a U.S. Navy officer by the Japanese, was wired to a 500-pound bomb for return to Japan "with interest." (U.S. Air Force photo)

Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor Commemorates The 75th Anniversary of the Doolittle Raid on Tokyo

HONOLULU, HI – Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor will commemorate the 75th anniversary of the World War II Doolittle Raid with special presentations for youth and the general public by Jonna Doolittle Hoppes, author, educator and granddaughter of General Jimmy Doolittle, leader of the famed Doolittle (Tokyo) Raid that took place, April 18, 1942. On April 17, from 10 –[Read More…]

The Apollo 11 command module Columbia. Photo courtesy Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.

Smithsonian Selects The Museum of Flight to Exhibit Apollo 11

The Smithsonian Institution announced at a ceremony today that the Apollo 11 command module Columbia–the only portion of the historic spacecraft to complete the first mission to land a man on the moon and safely return him to Earth–will be exhibited at The Museum of Flight on the fiftieth anniversary of its Moon flight. The iconic capsule will leave the[Read More…]

CAF Red Tail Squadron Expands Offering for Educators in Celebration of Black History Month

CAF Red Tail Squadron Expands Offering for Educators in Celebration of Black History Month

To celebrate the Tuskegee Airmen’s contribution to our country, the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Red Tail Squadron unveiled a new “Resources for educators” area of their website in honor of Black History Month that features a free downloadable RISE ABOVE Resource Kit for teachers and youth leaders. The materials and activities can be used to enhance lessons about the Tuskegee[Read More…]

Full Moon as seen from Earth's northern hemisphere

Apollo 50th Anniversary Reunion Featured in Oshkosh

Astronauts from the Apollo missions that put humans on the moon for the first time are expected to be at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017, as the “World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration” commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo program.The 65th annual Experimental Aircraft Association fly-in convention is July 24-30 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The reunion is expected to[Read More…]

by February 2, 2017 0 comments Airshow News, Press Releases