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Aviation News Updates
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. The museum, through the Save the Willow Run Bomber Plant campaign, raised close to $8 million. Organizers want to convert the factory where Rose Will Monroe and other workers built B-24 bombers into the new museum home. 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
Reno National Championship Air Races
Reno Stead Airport, Reno, NV
September 10-14, 2014
Altus AFB Open House & Air Show
Altus AFB, Oklahoma
September 13-14, 2014
Winston-Salem Air Show
Smith-Reynolds Airport
Winston-Salem, NC
September 13-14, 2014
MCAS Miramar Air Show
San Diego, California
October 3-5, 2014
Wings Over Tyler Air Show
Pounds Regional Airport
Tyler, Texas
October 4-5, 2014
San Francisco Fleet Week Air Show
Waterfront, San Francisco, CA
October 10-13, 2014
Commemorative Air Force AIRSHO 14
Midland International Airport, Texas
October 11-12, 2014
NAS Jacksonville Air Show
NAS Jacksonville, Florida
October 25-26, 2014
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. Our aviation museum reviews discuss aircraft galleries, static plane displays, driving directions, and tips for visitors interested in the history of flight.

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.

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!

Visit an Aviation Museum or Air Show in 2014 ... the Perfect Family Vacation!

Aircraft museums in the United States, reviews, photographs, maps, information ... click for details

For those interested in vintage planes of the past, there are many of military DVDs, photographs, and commercial aviation books to choose from.

But we find that the best way to understand aviation history is to see it up close and personal ... to see the planes, touch them, and sense their size and purpose.

And the perfect venue to do that is at one or more of the excellent aviation museums located across the country. The Summer of 2014 is a perfect time to plan your visit, and take advantage of cool indoor venues. And visiting air museums with your children or grandchildren is an excellent opportunity to learn, experience history, and develop patriotism!

We are currently offering personal reviews and highlights of several renown air museums which we have toured and highly recommend.







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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