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TBM Formation Flight by Greg Morehead

TBM Avenger Gathering in Peru, Illinois – April 16th

A rare sight will greet the warbird world this April in Peru, Illinois. At least nine Grumman TBM Avengers are expected to gather at Illinois Valley Regional Airport for a mixture of public displays and an owner/operators conference. There is every possibility that additional TBMs will attend as well, making it potentially the largest gathering of airworthy Avengers of the warbird era. Organized by Brad[Read More...]

by February 7, 2016 30 comments Airshow News, Warbirds News
(Photo via The National WWII Museum)

The National WWII Museum Announces Summer Teacher Institute

PRESS RELEASE – The National WWII Museum today announced a multi-year WWII Summer Teacher Institute that features an immersive professional development program for high school history and social studies teachers. The program is a momentous step forward in how the Museum interacts with educators, ensuring that teachers nationwide have the content knowledge, instructional techniques, and creative and engaging curriculum materials[Read More...]

Eight Tuskegee Airmen in front of a P-40. ( Image via Wikipedia)

Air Force Museum Theater Commemorates the Tuskegee Airmen’s 75th Anniversary

PRESS RELEASE – The Air Force Museum Theatre will kick off its 2016 Living History Film Series on Saturday, Feb. 20 with an event commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Tuskegee Airmen. Beginning at 4 p.m., the theatre will premiere In Their Own Words: The Tuskegee Airmen, a 90 minute documentary which tells the story of America’s first squadron of[Read More...]

A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon (bottom) joins in formation with a P-40 Warhawk (top), P-51 Mustang (right), and a F-86 Sabre Jet (left) over Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., during Heritage Flight Training Course March 2, 2014. During the course aircrews practiced ground and flight training to allow civilian pilots of historic military aircraft and current Air Force fighter pilots to safely fly in formations together, in preparation for the upcoming Open House. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey/ Released)

Heritage Flight Training Set for March

PRESS RELEASE – The Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course will take place here March 3-6, with aircraft and personnel scheduled to arrive March 1-2 and depart March 7. During the course, civilian pilots of historic military aircraft and Air Force pilots of current fighter aircraft will practice flying in formation together. Heritage flights raise public awareness of the Air[Read More...]

by February 4, 2016 4 comments Airshow News, Press Releases
SR-71 Blackbird: Gone but not Forgotten

SR-71 Blackbird: Gone but not Forgotten

For those of us who remember the fantastic grace and raw power of the SR-71 Blackbird in flight, it’s hard to believe that it’s been 26 years since the supersonic spy plane’s effective retirement. Yes, three Blackbirds did make an all-too-brief foray back into active service in the late 1990s, but as a global resource, the fleet has been grounded[Read More...]

by February 4, 2016 0 comments Articles