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Women in History Event at NMUSAF Theatre

Women in History Event at NMUSAF Theatre

The Air Force Museum Theatre’s 2016 Living History Film Series continues on Saturday, March 12th at 4 p.m. celebrating Women in History month. Filmmakers Kara Martinelli and Adam White Women’s Air Racing to the big screen with their new documentary film Beyond the Powder : The Legacy of the First Women’s Cross-Country Air Race. Dr. Terry Von Thaden, granddaughter of[Read More...]

The Boeing 727 on  short landing  (photo by Francis Zera)

Museum of Flight’s Boeing 727 Flies After 25-Year Rest

In addition to WarbirdsNews breaking news reporting on the final flight of the Boeing 727 airliner prototype yesterday, we thought our readers might enjoy reading the Museum of Flight’s official press release covering the event too… so here it is! Yesterday morning the Museum of Flight’s recently-restored Boeing 727 prototype made its first flight in 25 years; the flight also[Read More...]

The completed lower engine cowlings in place. (photo via Tom Reilly)

XP-82 Twin Mustang – February 2016 – Restoration Update

WarbirdsNews has received the latest XP-82 Twin Mustang restoration update from Tom Reilly at his workshop in Douglas, Georgia. Here’s what they’ve been up to this month! Firewalls Forward (FWF) Tom Reilly says his team is progressing well with the multitude of Fire-Wall-Forward tasks. The items remaining for completion include the following: both oil feed lines (one from each oil tank), one[Read More...]

#727finalflight ( Photo via Museum of Flight)

Boeing 727 Prototype Makes Her Last Flight

The evocative and now sadly rare whine of three Pratt&Whitney JT8D engines ringing in close harmony echoed over Paine Field in Everett, Washington as the prototype Boeing 727 airliner made her final flight today; a short hop from the Museum of Flight’s restoration facility to the main museum site at Boeing Field in nearby Seattle. As most of our readers will know[Read More...]

WD954's forward fuselage under restoration in the South Australian Aviation Museum's workshop. (photo by Phil Buckley)

English Electric Canberra WD954 – Nose Section Restoration Update

The South Australian Aviation Museum near Adelaide may be little known outside of Australia, but they have an important collection of nearly two dozen aircraft, some of which are exceedingly rare. They currently have three airframes under restoration: a Fairey Battle, an Avro Anson, and the nose section from an English Electric Canberra. Phil Buckley recently paid the museum a[Read More...]