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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 tribute to him and his legacy, we offer this video with selected excerpts from that interview. Our deepest condolences go out to the Maloney family in this time of grief. Blue Skies Ed, Rest In Peace Sir.

Video by Scott Plummer

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 was a British invasion of two rare and unique planes, a de Havilland DH-98 Mosquito (KA114) and Supermarine Spitfire Mk IXe (MJ730), both from the Military Aviation Museum located in Virginia Beach, VA.

Spitfire and Mossie two

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2016 EAA AirVenture Photo Scrapbook

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2016 Oshkosh Warbird Scrapbook

Another EAA AirVenture has come and gone, and it’s time to take stock in what we saw. There were headlines and behind-the-scenes stories that made splashes across social media sites and web sites around the world.


Rather than reiterate old news, we thought we’d like to just show some of our favorite photos from the huge event, and let you enjoy the rich collection of aircraft that reflected military heritage around the world.

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Anniversaries Abound at the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016


The yearly EAA AirVenture at Oshkosh recognized a number of aircraft models and organizations for their milestones of longevity, during the 2016 show, like the Mustang II, a variant of the Midget Mustang, which turned 50 this year.  Altogether, there were at least nine anniversary celebrations, and I found several other aircraft types and an organization that were not officially recognized too, but worth noting here.  Here’s a quick rundown of some historic anniversaries in aviation’s history, and what was present to mark these milestones at the 2016 EAA AirVenture.

Boeing’s 100 years of aircraft manufacturing. On July 15, 1916, William Boeing incorporated the business which would become today’s Boeing…a giant in commercial and defense aviation. Throughout the week-long EAA AirVenture, different aircraft – including both original Boeing models and those of legacy companies such as McDonnell Douglas and North American, were displayed on the ground and in the air.  A new B-737-900ER, operated by Alaska Airlines and wearing a special commemorative Boeing color scheme, was a highlight. Early in the week, a legacy McDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagle and a pair of QF-4E Phantoms were highlighted. Read more »