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Aviation Insider: Aviation Museums at the Crossroads

Aviation Insider: Aviation Museums at the Crossroads

Walter Boyne, former director of the National Air and Space Museum, explains the business from the inside out  By Barrett Tillman Humans are collectors. We keep items that are important to us and preserve them for future memory—our own and memories of those yet unborn. Therefore, museums represent the institutional memory of nations and cultures, […]
Air Travel Chaos Extends Into Thursday

Air Travel Chaos Extends Into Thursday

The holiday air travel nightmare will continue for at least one more day. The winter storm that has snarled flights from coast to coast this week is about to head offshore, but not before it brings wind, rain, snow and poor visibility to airports in the Northeast. More than 700 U.S. flights have been canceled. Not […]

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Kansas Museum Offers F-4 Sim Flights

Kansas Museum Offers F-4 Sim Flights

The Kansas Aviation Museum is offering a rare opportunity for the public to experience a flight in a McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II simulator. The experience will be available Wednesday through Sunday at the Wichita museum. Detailed flight controls simulate the real thing. A museum volunteer and F-4 simulator creator Justin Messenger will take museum goers […]
Washington State C-124 Crash Remembered

Washington State C-124 Crash Remembered

It was a few days before Christmas in 1952, and dozens of servicemen at the former Larson Air Force Base were eagerly preparing for a long-awaited trip home for the holidays. Many had won a lottery to be part of “Operation Sleigh Ride,” a U.S. Air Force program designed to bring servicemen home for the […]

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WW II First Dogfights

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Winter Storm Affects 6,400 Flights

Winter Storm Affects 6,400 Flights

While not as severe as the two previous days, air travel delays caused by a wintry mix of snow, high winds and heavy rain continued across the country Saturday, while some areas were expecting up to a foot of snow by day’s end. The National Weather Service issued winter storm warnings Saturday for parts of Pennsylvania, West […]
Naples Connection Not Connecting in Florida

Naples Connection Not Connecting in Florida

Naples Connection hasn’t connected. The company that planned to launch air service between the Naples Municipal Airport and four Florida cities this year lost its operating certificate, putting it out of business. But the company, Twin Air Calypso Limited Inc., is fighting to get its certificate back. “We are working on it,” said Joel Johnson, who was overseeing […]

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Storm Cancels 1,400 Flights Thursday

Storm Cancels 1,400 Flights Thursday

More than 1,400 flights were canceled Thursday as a major winter storm took aim at the Midwest. Today, it’s the Northeast’s turn to get in on the act while a new storm creates havoc in San Francisco. For passengers, Friday’s problems are combining with residual problems in the Midwest to create a major travel headache — just […]
Flying Tigers Memorial Opens Thursday in China

Flying Tigers Memorial Opens Thursday in China

Beginning tomorrow, a semi-permanent memorial to the First American Volunteer Group will be on display at the Kunming Museum in China, according to the Spring City Evening News. The group of fighter pilots, better known as the Flying Tigers, have been credited with bringing down 300 Japanese aircraft, many over Yunnan, from 1941-1942. The memorial was originally slated to […]

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Maryland Museum Seeking Fairchild C-123

Maryland Museum Seeking Fairchild C-123

The Hagerstown, Md., Aviation Museum is trying to bring a 55-year-old Fairchild airplane back to the western Maryland city where it was made. President John Seburn says the twin-engined C-123 Provider cargo transport was built sometime between 1954 and 1958. He says the U.S. Treasury Department has accepted the museum’s bid for the plane. Now the group needs to raise $70,000 to […]
Ohio Teen First Winner of New Flight Scholarship

Ohio Teen First Winner of New Flight Scholarship

A 16-year-old Xenia, Ohio, youth is the first winner of the National Aviation Heritage Area’s new flight scholarship. William Daniel (Will) Everett, the son of Dan and Amy Everett of Xenia, received the Mitchell Cary-Don Gum Memorial Aviation Scholarship on Monday, the 109th anniversary of the Wright brothers’ first powered flight. NAHA officials presented the scholarship […]
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