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F-4D Phantom II Cockpit Resurrected from the Dead

F-4D Phantom II Cockpit Resurrected from the Dead

The hobby of collecting aircraft cockpits first really took off, so to speak, in the UK, where hundreds of people are involved in their collection, restoration and display. These range from just the actual cockpit section, all the way up to entire forward fuselages of aircraft types as large as an Avro Vulcan bomber. Typically, the aircraft types involved are[Read More...]

Unique P-40B Arrives At American Aero Services

Unique P-40B Arrives At American Aero Services

The Collings Foundation’s unique Curtiss P-40B Warhawk has finally arrived back in the United States. It didn’t fly home, but rather took the slow boat from England, disassembled inside a shipping container. The fighter is currently with Gary Norville’s American Aero Services in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Norville’s capable crew, long-associated with Collings Foundation restorations, is already reassembling the Warhawk, and plan to have her[Read More...]

by August 24, 2014 2 comments Collings Foundation, Warbirds News
WWII Portrait Journey

WWII Portrait Journey

Friday Feature: We promise this story will bring a lump to your throat… so please read to the end… Chris Demarest is an author and illustrator of over one hundred titles. The New York Times chose his book, FIREFIGHTERS A to Z as a “Best Book” in 2000. More recently, his focus has shifted toward documenting people in unusual professions. For[Read More...]

by August 22, 2014 0 comments Articles, Interviews, Videos, WWII Events
Royal Air Force Museum Short-Listed for National Apprenticeship Award

Royal Air Force Museum Short-Listed for National Apprenticeship Award

PRESS RELEASE- The Royal Air Force Museum has beaten off competition from hundreds of entrants to be short-listed for the London final of the National Apprenticeship Awards 2014.The Museum is nominated in “The Nuclear Decommissioning Site Licence Companies Medium Employer of the Year (25 – 249 employees)” category.  The Museum tells the stories of the RAF and its people from[Read More...]

Britain’s Forgotten Aviation Pioneer

Britain’s Forgotten Aviation Pioneer

PRESS RELEASE-A brand new exhibition uncovers one of Britain’s forgotten heroes. Sir Alan Cobham was a true aviation pioneer both in the air and on the ground. Amongst his many contributions was the ‘Air to Air’ refuelling technique still used by air forces across the globe today.Sir Alan Cobham was one of the biggest celebrities of his day. Brave, visionary[Read More...]

by August 21, 2014 0 comments Aviation Museum News, RAF Museum