Archive for August, 2016

Boeing’s First Century Celebration

Story and Photos by Bob Shane On July 15, 2016, the Boeing Company marked its 100th birthday. The aircraft manufacturer’s “Founders Day” event at Boeing Field, Seattle was the high point of a celebration that had been going on all year. Boeing was officially founded on July 15, 1916, a month after the first flight […]

Rockford 1966 to AirVenture 2016

A few months short of age seven, I knew I loved aviation. I’d flown with dad many times and had seen my first P-51D (N51KB… Then N988C) fly. As best I can remember, I’d been to a local airshow and spent more time at the airport than at home. Then Dad and I went on […]

Passing of a legend: Ed Maloney

Sad news in the aviation world tonight, Planes of Fame Air Museum Founder Mr. Ed Maloney passed away Friday at age 88. Mr. Maloney was a giant in the air museum community and a legend in warbird restoration. In 2011, we had the honor of interviewing Mr. Maloney for an air museum project. As our […]

Reading PA World War II Weekend, 2016

For twenty-six years the Mid-Atlantic Air Museum located at the Reading, Pa Regional Airport has conducted its World War II Weekend. Consistently attracting a large audience to any venue constantly requires something new and exciting. And that’s just what the Reading show has done for more than two decades. Drawing attention to this year’s show […]