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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 […]

Don’t Let them Stop Your Air Show!

***Please note that we are asking for signatures ONLY and NOT DONATIONS. If the option pops up, please skip. A lawsuit has been brought against the Planes of Fame Air Museum by the Yanks Air Museum, Flying Tigers Aviation, SOCAL MRO, and Zangeneh Aeronautics with the sole intent to stop the 25th Annual Planes of […]

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 […]

Boeing Marks Its 100th Year in Business

Boeing Headquarters in Chicago, Illinois On October 1, 1881, William E. Boeing was born in Detroit, Michigan. He, and the company he would later found, would offer innovation and expansion to a fledgling aircraft building industry in the early part of the 20th Century. His philosophy was, and the company’s still is, to “Build something […]