We are saddened by the recent loss of some good friends to the museum, Hugh Neeson and Nelson Faso. Please read more about them and see photos here.
When the United States entered World War I in April 1917, the Aviation Section of the U.S. Army Signal Corps had fifty-six pilots. At the war’s end 18 months later, over 11,000 pilots had been through primary training in the United States and most learned to fly in a Curtiss JN series aircraft, or “Jenny”. […]
The Lunar Module that landed the Apollo astronauts on the Moon had two stages, a descent stage for the landing and an ascent stage for the departure. If rocket engine on the descent stage failed during landing the crew could fire the ascent engine as a backup to safely return them to lunar orbit – […]
The museum was pleased to host the 2023 FAA Charles Taylor Master Mechanics Awards on September 6. The honorees included: Jack BushJohn ChapmanMichael McGuire The FAA Charles Taylor Master Mechanic Award is named in honor of Mr. Charles Taylor, the first aviation mechanic in powered flight. The Charles Taylor Master Mechanic Award recognizes the lifetime […]
Thanks to all who came out to our 25th Anniversary Hangar Dance on August 26, 2023, especially our primary sponsor, Moog. We had a great time dancing the night away with the Alex Rene Big Band and our friends from Swing Buffalo!
We had a wonderful virtual visit from Apollo 13 Astronaut, Fred Haise, on April 15, 2023, to celebrate NASA’s finest hour. This was a special event. Fred shared stories of his career as described in his book, Never Panic Early, and answered questions from the audience. Here is a link to a recording of his […]