Wings Over the Rockies to open Blue Sky Gallery July 21

DENVER — The Boeing Blue Sky Aviation Gallery will open its doors July 21, 2018, on the south side of Centennial Airport in Colorado after almost a decade of planning and fundraising. The 19,000-square-foot facility will be open to the public three days a week, giving guests access to interactive and educational exhibits, spaces to watch […]

Call for nominations for Texas Aviation Hall of Fame

HOUSTON – Nominations are now being accepted for the 2019 inductees into the Texas Aviation Hall of Fame. To be selected as an inductee, a candidate must be either a Texan who has made extraordinary contributions to aviation, or a Texas aviator who has made an extraordinary contribution to the United States or the world […]

Museum launches 100th anniversary of airmail exhibit online

The San Diego Air & Space Museum’s Library & Archives recently launched a new online exhibit commemorating the 100th Anniversary of U.S. Airmail. On a fog-shrouded May 15th, in 1918, the first airplane to provide regularly scheduled airmail service in the United States took off from the Potomac Park polo grounds in Washington, D.C., headed […]

Restored Memphis Belle unveiled

By BOB JAQUES A special event took place in the World War II gallery of the National Museum of the Air Force on May 16, 2018. The occasion was an invitation only unveiling of the completely restored B-17F Memphis Belle. The Memphis Belle has not been seen in public since 2002 when it was on loan to the […]

A trip to the French Air and Space Museum

By TED LUEBBERS A friend of mine in Experimental Aviation Association Chapter 534 who knew that my wife Joan and I would be spending some time in Paris, France, in May of this year suggested we visit the French Air and Space Museum, called Musee de L’air et de L’espace. He said “you will see […]

Smithsonian launches She Can STEM summer camp

The National Air and Space Museum will launch the “She Can” two-week STEM summer camp this July and August at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. The camp is designed for students with an interest in aviation. It seeks to empower young women to succeed in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) disciplines, […]

B-52 takes to the freeways

SEATTLE — After 26 years of open storage at Paine Field, Everett, the Museum of Flight‘s 1959 Boeing B-52 bomber will be moved to the museum’s West Campus at Boeing Field in Seattle in early June. Not flight worthy, the plane was disassembled for shipment and most of the parts were recently delivered to the […]

National Air & Space Museum gets $1 million donation

The National Air and Space Museum recently received a $1 million gift from AAR Corp., its chairman and CEO David P. Storch, and the family of its founder Ira J. Eichner. The gift supports the construction of the new design hangar in the transformed “How Things Fly” exhibition at the flagship building in Washington, D.C., […]