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Collings Foundation’s 2017 Race of the Century

The State of Massachusetts was an early U.S. automotive powerhouse during the industry’s formative years, between the 1890s and 1930s. Over two hundred Bay State companies manufactured new automobiles during these years; some produced only a few examples, while others opened manufacturing and assembly lines. The Collings Foundation, whose headquarters and main Museum is located […]

What Does American Air Power and the Declaration of Independence Have In Common?

What? The United States recently celebrated 241 years of independence, and a lot has changed since the fledgling nation began defending itself. In the 1700s, aviation was but a dream by a few imaginative soon-to-be American patriots. Indeed, parts of America’s Declaration of Independence focused on the most important transportation mode of the time… the […]

Gathering of Warbirds, 2017

Waukesha County Airport (KUES), better known as Crites Field, lies approximately 26 miles to the West of General Mitchell International Airport (KMKE) and adjacent to I-94. It covers 543 acres and has two runways, one of which (Runway 18-26) being 5,849 feet long. Crites field sees an average of 114 movements a day and is […]

Boeing’s First KC-135 Served In Many Non-Tanker Roles

Story by Ken Kula with Nicole Cloutier The first Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker was delivered to the U.S. Air Force at Boeing’s Renton, Washington plant in January, 1956. Carrying a serial of 55-3118, the first production KC-135A was named the “City of Renton”, and christened with a bottle of local river water. Interestingly, the first jet-powered […]