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Historic Aircraft: Spruce Goose

August 12, 2014 by  
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One of the highlights of the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum in McMinnville, Oregon, is the historic “Spruce Goose” – the one and only Hughes H-4 Hercules ever manufactured. With a wingspan of 320 feet and measuring 219 feet long, the H-4 is the largest flying boat ever to be constructed, and although it only ever made one flight…

Potomac Flight of the Texans

July 23, 2014 by  
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The flyover in the skies over the Pentagon and Arlington National Cemetery will be in honor of Disabled American Veterans as a visible and fitting tribute to the services and sacrifices veterans have made for our freedom…

Sherman Mills Fairchild: Aviation Inventor and Entrepreneur

June 18, 2013 by  
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Born in Oneonta, New York, on April 7, 1896, Sherman Mills Fairchild made a major contribution to the development of the aviation industry with his many inventions. An astute businessman, Fairchild founded more than seventy companies, including the Fairchild Aviation Corporation, the parent company for many of his aviation-related firms…

Wings of Freedom Aviation Museum

June 5, 2012 by  
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Operating as a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving aviation history, the Wings of Freedom Aviation Museum (DVHAA) is located in Horsham, PA. Volunteers work all year round to support aircraft restoration

Sophistication and Practicality Meet in Military Aviation

January 20, 2012 by  
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The use of aircraft in warfare dates as far back as the 1790s when French forces used an observation balloon to watch the movements of Austrian troops in the Battle of Fleurus. A similar type of “lighter than air” flyer was also used during the U.S. Civil War and in World Wars I and II.

The Museum of Aviation in Georgia

January 3, 2012 by  
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The Museum of Aviation, located at the Robins Air Force Base outside Warner Robins in Georgia, is the second-largest museum run by the United States Air Force. It consists of five buildings on a 51-acre piece of ground and boasts close to one hundred aircraft and an impressive range of aviation-related memorabilia.

2011 Greenwood Lake Air Show and WWII Showcase

July 5, 2011 by  
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The 2011 Greenwood Lake Air Show and WWII Showcase will feature a number of great aviation performances by the likes of Kendal Simpson, Jane Wicker Air Shows, Kevin Russo, Kirk Wicker and North East Raiders Demo Squadron. A number of interesting aircraft will be on display, such as the L-39 Albatros, Stearman, B-25, F-4U Corsair, Nanchang CJ-6 and others. The Greenwood Lake Air Show bring history to life with a number of reenactment groups attending this event. Be sure not to miss this tribute to the aircraft of WWII!

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.

Jimmy Doolittle – Intrepid Pioneer of “Flying Blind”

August 13, 2010 by  
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Any pilot hampered by adverse weather conditions and having to rely on instruments to complete a safe journey can give a thought to General James “Jimmy” Harold Doolittle – a pioneer in the development of what is often referred to as “flying blind”.

Seething Airfield Charity Air Day 2009

August 6, 2009 by  
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Taking place on Saturday 5 September 2009, this popular event is as much about families having fun, as it is about the aircraft on display. The Seething Airfield Tower Museum has played a major role in organizing the event and the old Control Tower at the airfield will be the focal point of the many [...]

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