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Portion of Historic DC-9 Donated to Volandia Museum

Portion of Historic DC-9 Donated to Volandia Museum

While it is only tangentially linked to the world of warbirds (through it’s military variants), we are happy to report on the preservation of a significant Douglas DC-9 airliner at the Volandia aviation museum near Milan, Italy. This is the very same Alitalia DC-9 that the victorious Azzurri, the Italian national soccer team, flew home on after winning the 1982 World[Read More…]

by April 5, 2016 0 comments Aviation Museum News
ouglas VC-54C "Sacred Cow" at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Air Force One and VC-54C on The Move

PRESS RELEASE – Restoration crews at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force plan to move the VC-137C Air Force One (SAM 26000), which was used by eight presidents – Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, George H.W. Bush and Clinton, to the museum’s new fourth building on April 9. The VC-54C Sacred Cow, which was first used by[Read More…]

“Formidable Forties” at Home and War at Museum of Flight

“Formidable Forties” at Home and War at Museum of Flight

The Museum of Flight in Seattle, Washington reports that the next monthly Boeing Centennial Weekend, April 9-10, will look at Seattle life at home and at war during the “Formidable Forties.” April 9 highlights include a panel of World War II air combat veterans, a lecture and book signing with author John Fredrickson (“Warbird Factory”). All weekend there will be[Read More…]

Take to the Skies AirFest in Durant, Oklahoma, Saturday April 16th

Take to the Skies AirFest in Durant, Oklahoma, Saturday April 16th

Durant, OK — Get ready for big Smoke and Thunder as the Flash Fire Jet Truck makes its debut performance at Take to the Skies AirFest in Durant, Oklahoma, Saturday April 16th. Also new this year is the participation of our US Military with aircraft from the US Air Force and Oklahoma Army National Guard. Get set for the Flash[Read More…]

by April 1, 2016 0 comments Airshow News, Press Releases
CAF A-26 Invader Squadron's A-26B in a high speed pass. (photo via A-26 Invader Squadron)

CAF A-26 Invader Squadron Update

The Commemorative Air Force’s A-26 Invader Squadron, based within the Vintage Flying Museum’s hangar at Meacham International Airport in Fort Worth, Texas, has spent the winter month’s working hard on their Douglas A-26B Invader 41-29427.  The Squadron began life in 2009, with the specific objective of getting the A-26 airworthy. Following years on the air show circuit as ‘Spirit of Waco’, the aircraft[Read More…]