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WWI aircraft types like the Fokker Triplane and Sopwith Pup will feature at Oshkosh AirVenture 2016. (photo via EAA Oshkosh AirVenture)

EAA Oshkosh 2016 to Feature Biplanes and Triplanes During WWI Aviation Centennial

Press Release: Airplanes reaching back to the earliest days of military aircraft will be in the air and on the ground this summer, as the centennial of World War I aviation is a major part of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016, the “World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration.” EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, the 64th annual Experimental Aircraft Association fly-in convention, will be held July[Read More…]

by May 1, 2016 0 comments Press Releases, Warbirds News
Combat veteran C-47/Dakota cockpit section as it was recovered. It's now under restoration with Dave Rasmus in Australia. (photo via Dave Rasmus)

Restoring a Dakota Cockpit Downunder!

Not every warbird restoration focuses on a complete airframe. As much as we’d like to see them all saved, it just isn’t practical sadly. So very few of us are fortunate enough to have the space or the budget to preserve even one aircraft on our own. However, it is possible for an ordinary bloke on a shoestring budget to take[Read More…]

Ralph L. Minker, Jr. in his B-17, the Blue Hen Chick, ca. 1944. (photo used with permission from the Delaware Historical Society Collection)

Delaware History Society – WWII Collection Online

As many readers will be aware, so many WWII records of day-to-day life are locked away in the archives of a museum or personal collection, and often not easily accessed by the general public. The letters, photographs and memories of those times are an important library of first hand information on what it was like both on the home front[Read More…]

by April 29, 2016 2 comments Aviation Museum News, Warbirds News
In this undated photo, George T. Morgan (left) and Eldon “Al” Joersz stand by an SR-71 Blackbird. (Photo courtesy George T. Morgan)

SR-71 Blackbird Pilots to Reunite After 40 Years

A unique event will take place on Saturday, July 30th, 2016 at the Museum of Aviation in Warner Robins, Georgia. The museum will celebrate the setting of the World Absolute Speed Record, made forty years previously, by their SR-71A Blackbird, serial number 61-7958. The two men who performed this magnificent feat, retired Major General Eldon “Al” Joersz, pilot, and retired Lt Colonel George Morgan,[Read More…]

The Boeing 247D took off under partly cloudy skies shortly before noon local time. (photo by Joe A. Kunzler)

Last Ever Boeing 247D Flight Took Place Today!

In what is most likely the last flight of her entire type, the Museum of Flight’s ultra-rare Boeing 247D flew one last time today. The short hop from the museum’s restoration and storage facility at Paine Field in Everett, Washington to the main museum site at Boeing Field in Seattle took place at roughly 11:30am local time today, with 787 Dreamliner[Read More…]