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  • Only stealth fighter pilot shot down during combat to speak at museum

    "The Unthinkable, The Unimaginable Happened: An F-117 was Shot Down in Combat." On the fourth night of Operation Allied Force in March of 1999, surface-to-air missile technology shot down an F-117 "Nighthawk" for the first time ever. The pilot, U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Dale Zelko, ejected over enemy territory near Belgrade, Former Republic of
  • Premiere aviation artist to speak and sign autographs at museum

    Aviation artist and Air Force veteran William S. Phillips will discuss his latest book, Into the Sunlit Splendor: The Aviation Art of William S. Phillips, during a special presentation Sept. 16 at 1 p.m. at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. Known for dramatic, natural paintings of landscapes and "skyscapes," Phillips uses compelling color
  • Learn to land model aircraft during Family Day

    The National Museum of the United States Air Force will offer several aerospace activities, including an opportunity to practice landing a model aircraft hanging from a string, during Family Day on Jan. 21. Designed for children and adults of all ages, Family Day offers several hands-on opportunities for all to enjoy. The day begins at 10 a.m. with
  • "Memphis Belle" arrives at National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

    The B-17F "Memphis Belle," the 8th Air Force's first heavy bomber to complete 25 successful bombing missions over Europe and return to the United States, has been moved to National Museum of the U.S. Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio, under the terms of an agreement between the Memphis Belle Memorial Association and the
  • National Museum of the U.S. Air Force adds Disney military art exhibit

    Note: This exhibit has been extended through August 2006. From "Donald Duck" to "Jiminy Cricket," a special exhibit that showcases more than 50 of Walt Disney's original World War II insignia designs will open Dec. 13 at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. The exhibit, entitled "Disney Pins on Wings," will include the original Walt Disney
  • U.S. Air Force Band of Flight to perform

    Join the U.S. Air Force Band of Flight for an evening of music as it performs at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 23, at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. The fall concert, titled "American Songbook," takes place in the museum's Modern Flight Gallery and is open to the public. The concert is free to the public as part of a continuing
  • National Museum of the U.S. Air Force recognized as 'life-changing' museum

    The National Museum of the United States Air Force was recognized as one of 60 international museums that "change the way one sees the world for a time" in an article in the most recent issue of the American Association of Museum's (AAM) Museum News. The museum was one of only two aviation museums, and one of only three domestic military museums
  • Two missiles added to museum's Cold War Gallery

    The Martin TM-61A "Matador," the Air Force's first pilotless bomber, and the Martin CGM-13B "Mace," a similar tactical surface-launched missile, were recently added to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force's Cold War Gallery. The Matador was a surface-to-surface tactical missile designed to carry a conventional or nuclear warhead. It was
  • National Museum of the U.S. Air Force adds Wild Weasels exhibit

    An exhibit that will commemorate the accomplishments of the Wild Weasels will be unveiled to the public on Sept. 24 at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. The exhibit will contain an F-105G Thunderchief aircraft and items such as maps, flight gear, helmets, gloves, patches, photos and other artifacts used by the Wild Weasels. The name "Wild
  • "Memphis Belle" moves to National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

    A national aviation treasure and widely recognized symbol of American bravery and heroism during World War II is being relocated to the world's largest and oldest military aviation museum. The B-17F "Memphis Belle," the first aircraft to complete 25 successful bombing missions in Europe with all of its crew-members intact, will be moved to National
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