• October

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      2020
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    MUSEUM TO OPEN NEW EXHIBIT ON WOMEN IN THE AIR FORCE

    MUSEUM TO OPEN NEW EXHIBIT ON WOMEN IN THE AIR FORCE

    The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force is opening a new exhibit in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment extending voting rights to women. “Women in the Air Force: From Yesterday into Tomorrow” will highlight achievements in women’s civilian and military careers including historical issues, changes in laws and attitudes, and

    • October

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      2020
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    Virginia Aviation Hall of Fame Spotlight: Chauncey E. Spencer

    Virginia Aviation Hall of Fame Spotlight: Chauncey E. Spencer

    Chauncey Spencer was born in Lynchburg, VA in 1906. He wanted to begin flying after college, but was denied flying lessons in Lynchburg because of his race. After moving to Chicago, he joined a group of African American aviators in organizing the National Airmen Association of America (NAAA). Two years later, he and fellow NAAA

    • October

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      2020
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    October 14th, Anniversary of the first supersonic flight and the first flight of a jet by an American woman

    October 14th, Anniversary of the first supersonic flight and the first flight of a jet by an American woman

    October 14 was a big day in aviation. Not only is it the anniversary of the first supersonic flight, and the first flight of a jet by an American woman, but it was #OTD in 1938 that the Curtiss P-40 Warhawk made its first flight! The XP-40 was actually the 10th production Curtiss P-36 Hawk

    • October

      13

      2020
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    HISTORIC KCMH TERMINAL TO BE RESTORED FOR LEARNING CENTER

    HISTORIC KCMH TERMINAL TO BE RESTORED FOR LEARNING CENTER

    In 1928, Charles Lindbergh personally selected Port Columbus Airport in Columbus, Ohio, as the eastern terminus of Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT), one of America’s first commercial airlines and the first to offer coast-to-coast service. In July 1929, a beautiful art deco and modern (for the era) terminal was opened to the public at what is

    • October

      12

      2020
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    STAFFORD REGIONAL AWARDED $5.77 MILLION

    STAFFORD REGIONAL AWARDED $5.77 MILLION

    Just a couple of weeks after receiving two grants (totaling more than $271,000) from the Virginia Aviation Board, Stafford Regional Airport has received a $5.77 million federal grant to extend its runway from 5,000 feet to 6,000 feet. The federal money will support the environmental work that is required to lengthen the runway. This Phase

    • October

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      2020
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    FLYING CIRCUS AERODROME CELEBRATES 47TH ANNUAL BALLOON FEST

    FLYING CIRCUS AERODROME CELEBRATES 47TH ANNUAL BALLOON FEST

    The backdrop of a beautiful blue sky along with the Aerodrome’s vintage biplanes made the perfect setting for a hot air balloon demonstration. This year, the Flying Circus held its 47th Balloon Fest on October 3-4, but weather wouldn’t allow for a safe launch. Instead, two tethered balloons were used Saturday morning to explain how

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