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Historic Aircraft: Memphis Belle

June 24, 2014 by  
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Constructed in early-1942, and delivered to the 91st Bomb Group at Dow Field, Bangor, Maine, in September of that year, the legendary Boeing B-17F Flying Fortress, Memphis Belle has a long and fascinating history. The aircraft was second B-17 to carry out twenty-five…

Wings Over Wine Country

July 5, 2011 by  
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The Wings Over Wine Country Pacific Coast Air Museum Air Show will be an exciting event filled with great activities and attractions. The Schedule includes RC model aircraft, a Beale Air Force Base Military Flyby, mass WWII Warbird Flyby, Team Rocket, Tim Decker Pitts Special, Greg Poe – MX-2 Aerobatics, Greg Colyer “Blue Angels” T-33 Shooting Star and more. The Kids World will boast a number of activities for families and children to enjoy. Visitors will also have the opportunity to climb aboard a number of aircraft. Be sure not to miss this fun-filled event.

Tour the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum

June 7, 2011 by  
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The USS Intrepid was nicknamed The Fighting “I” and was commissioned into military action in 1942, during World War II. She was used as an aircraft carrier and was instrumental in the Battle of Leyte Gulf. After a short decommission, she underwent a modernization process and rejoined the United States Navy as an attack carrier in the 1950s. Intrepid also fulfilled a role as an antisubmarine carrier and participated in the Vietnam War. She also assisted the space industry by being the recovery ship for the Gemini and Mercury missions. Even though she was instrumental in various missions, she also spent a lot of time in the dry docks for repairs. She was officially decommissioned in 1974.

Imperial War Museum Duxford

May 24, 2011 by  
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During World War I, the need for additional airplane stations was growing, leading to the construction of the aerodrome at Duxford. This station was used to train men for service in the RFC aircrew, and in 1917 the first group of Royal Flying Corps airmen was dispatched to the Duxford station. The Royal Air Force was established in 1918, with the merger of the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Service, and in the same year, the doors to the Duxford flying school were opened.

Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum

March 1, 2011 by  
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Located in a picturesque setting alongside the Hood River at the Oregon airport, the Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum (WAAAM) is home to an impressive collection, including more than 80 aircraft and over 130 automobiles, motorcycles, tractors and military jeeps, the majority of which are still in good working order. With over two acres of indoor hangar displays, a visit to the WAAAM is not dependent on the weather and is a great venue for a family outing. Moreover, on the second Saturday of every month the displays get mobile, with planes taking off and landing, and antique vehicles cranking up to go.

Canadian Aviation Expo 2011

February 8, 2011 by  
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The 19th annual Canadian Aviation Expo will feature more than 100 000 square feet of indoor exhibits. A wide variety of aircraft and related services are represented at the event, including parasails, ultra-lights, kit planes, flight schools, flying clubs, warbids, maintenance shops and government agencies. Not only is this Canada’s largest aviation trade show, but […]

Frontiers of Flight Museum

October 25, 2010 by  
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Located in Dallas, Texas, the Frontiers of Flight Museum was founded in November 1988 by a group of aviation enthusiasts – Jan Collmer, Kay Bailey Hutchison and William Cooper – who wanted the public to have the opportunity of viewing priceless documents, artifacts and photographs chronicling the journey of aviation from its earliest days through to today’s high-tech commercial, military and aerospace craft. The majority of the exhibits at the Frontiers of Flight Museum are from the collection donated by aviation historian George E. Haddaway to the University of Texas at Dallas. This noteworthy collection has been added to over the years and visitors to the museum now have access to an extensive range of fascinating exhibits, including a number of restored and well preserved aircraft.

Da Vinci’s Dream Come True

September 30, 2010 by  
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Leonardo Da Vinci was born in 1452, and became one of the most well known inventors, sculptors, painters, musicians, architects, engineer and mathematicians of the time. His thoughts and ideas that are protected and conserved by museums seemed only possible in his mind, although some were the original blueprints for magnificent modern inventions. One of his drawings depicts a craft that could fly through the air with flapping wings on either side.

WW1 Air Show 2010

August 24, 2010 by  
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The WWI Biplanes and Zeppelins Air Show, is an event that is hosted by the Military Aviation Museum, located at the Virginia Beach Aerodrome. It is a journey into the past, with restored combat aircraft taking to the skies, and being displayed on the ground, allowing the public to get insight into the world of […]

American Air Day 2010

August 11, 2010 by  
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The Third Air Force of the United States Air Force is partially located in the United Kingdom, and to celebrate the relationship between the battalion and Duxford, dating back to 1918, the American Air Day is presented to the public. It is a family day that combines breathtaking aerial displays and activities on the ground, […]

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