Archive for the ‘Aviation Education’ Category

Reopening America’s Hangar

When its doors opened to the public in December 2003, the National Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center was a dream come true for the Smithsonian Institution. After years of private fundraising efforts and lobbying government leaders for funding, the world-renowned museum and educational institution finally had a new facility to display the […]

World War II Weekend is Back

After a one year hiatus for 2020, The Mid-Atlantic Air Museum’s World War II Weekend celebrated a 30 year anniversary, June 4-6 at Reading Regional Airport. I did not know what to expect as this was going to be my first event of 2021 with the restrictions of COVID-19 still a factor. Much to my […]

Our L-Bird Review

Prior to World War II, the US Army, Navy and Marines utilized various light aircraft to act as observation craft for spotting long-range cannon fire, photography and general communications duties. These aircraft were usually identified with the letter “O-”  for “Observation”. During the war, the O changed to “L-“, for “Liaison”, but their prior duties […]

Multi-Engined Piston Powered Warbirds Scrapbook

Here’s a look at a group of multi-engined, piston powered warbirds. Their duties include serving transports, bombers, observation, liaison, fighters and trainers. You can click on each photo to enlarge it, and hover over each photo to see their basic type designators too.  Next week, we’re going to delve into the world of liaison aircraft […]