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New Artifact: McDonnell F-101A Voodoo

Written By: Stewart Bailey / Museum Curator McDonnell F-101A Voodoo – A supersonic fighter originally designed to escort bombers.  The first Voodoo, the XF-88, was McDonnell’s first attempt at a supersonic aircraft.  The Air Force felt that it was underpowered and lacked in performance and asked McDonnell to “go back to the drawing board” and […]

Artifact Pick of the Week: North American P-51D Mustang

Written By: Hanna Brandt / Curatorial Intern Described by one pilot as “elegantly simple and simply elegant”, the P-51D Mustang was a fast, efficient fighter plane used in World War II and the Korean War. The Mustang could fly long distances and escort heavy bombers at a high altitude, making it a respected force in […]

Killer Cat

By Stewart Bailey Museum Curator It is a well known axiom that war is endless periods of boredom, punctuated by moments of sheer terror.  Nowhere else is it more true than for those aircrews who fly long-range patrol aircraft.  During World War II, in the days before radar warning systems covered the globe, it was […]

A different kind of water landing

By Kasey Richter, Director of PR and Marketing As you might have heard, the Museum has an amazing new project that is becoming close to completion. This project is the Evergreen Wings & Waves Waterpark, a nonprofit educational Waterpark that will include four waterslides, a wave pool and a children’s museum dedicated to teaching students about […]