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Aviation News Updates

Galveston Flight Museum to Move to Houston
10/27/2014

The Lone Star Flight Museum has unveiled a master plan to build a 130,000-square-foot museum at Houston's Ellington Airport. The museum has been located in Galveston for 20 years and was renovated after damage from Hurricane Ike. Museum officials and patrons have already raised $25 million of the $35 million needed for the project..

Future of the Willow Run B-24 Assembly Plant

The Yankee Air Museum signed an agreement on June 23, 2014 to buy a 144,000sf slice of the Michigan factory where the original Rosie the Riveter worked during WWII. Through the Save the Willow Run Bomber Plant campaign, close to $8 million has been raised. more information
4th Hangar Underway at Air Force Museum

Ground was broken for the fourth hangar on June 3, 2014 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio, to house the Presidential Air Force One collection, Research and Development and Global Reach collection, as well as a new and expanded Space Gallery. more information

Aviation & Air Show Event Calendar
Fort Worth Alliance Air Show
Alliance Airport, Dallas-Fort Worth, TX
October 25-26, 2014
Wings Over Houston Air Show
Ellington Field, Houston, TX
November 1-2, 2014
NAS Pensacola Open House &
Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show

Sherman Field, NAS Pensacola, Florida
November 7-9, 2014
Aviation Nation 2014 - Las Vegas Air Show
Nellis AFB, Las Vegas, Nevada
November 8-9, 2014

A Tribute to the Great Aircraft of WWII, the Cold War and Modern Times

This website is a tribute to the great military planes and commercial airplanes of the past, and to the people who designed, built, flew, and serviced these aircraft.

We provide first-hand commentary, specifications, history and original photographs of great World War II warbirds and modern-era military aircraft.

Also included on this site are lists and maps of airplane boneyards, along with photographs from Davis-Monthan AFB and commercial airliner storage facilities.

Other sections of the website deal with U.S. Naval Aviation, Air Force One and Presidential aircraft, military airplane nose art, WWII bomber production numbers and other topics such as Air Force Buzz Numbers and Tail Codes.

And our aviation museum reviews describe aircraft galleries, static plane displays, driving directions, and tips for visitors interested in the history of flight.

From the Enola Gay to the Boeing 747, from the B-24 Liberator to the F-100 Super Sabre, and the great warbirds and civil aviation airliners in between ... we remember.

Enjoy your flight back to the past!







Nose art on C-47 "7th Heaven" ... click to learn more about nose art and view photographs
Airplane nose art on C-47 "7th Heaven" (staff photo)

New Features: Airplane Nose Art, Buzz Numbers, Naval Aviation and More!

We've added new features to the website in 2014, including additional stories, reviews and original photographs. Some recent additions:


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