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    Airbus IMAX Reopens at the National Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

    Airbus IMAX Reopens at the National Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia, July 28 Featuring IMAX Documentary Classics “Blue Planet,” “The Dream Is Alive” and “To Fly!” After closing in March 2020 in response to the coronavirus pandemic, the Airbus IMAX Theater will reopen July 28 at the Smithsonian’s Steven

    • August

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    CAF Warbird Tube – A history of Wendover Airfield

    Wed, Aug 4, 2021 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT – an online event Learn the remarkable story of Wendover Air Force Base in Wendover, Utah. Wendover AFB was a training base for B-17 and B-24 bomber crews during World War II. It was there that units trained to carry out the atomic bombings in

    • August

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    Top Gun Then and Now

    August 10, 8:00 pm EDT, Virtual panel discussion Do you feel the need, the need for speed? Thirty-five years ago, Top Gun brought the thrill and danger of naval jet aviation to the big screen. Tune in on YouTube on August 10 at 8 pm ET as we explore the impact of the film, the

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    Airman Accounted For From Vietnam War (Avolese, P.)

    WASHINGTON – The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that U.S. Air Force Maj. Paul A. Avolese, 35, of Jamaica, New York, killed during the Vietnam War, was accounted for Sept. 21, 2020. On July 7, 1967, Avolese was a radar navigator assigned to the 4133rd Bombardment Wing. That day, he was part of

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    Meet Buz Carpenter, a docent at Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center (Video)

    Meet Buz Carpenter, a docent at Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. Listen in to Buz’s stories of piloting the fastest jet in the world – now on display at the Udvar-Hazy Center – and why kids and adults will love this incredible museum near Dulles Airport. Watch and learn more

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    PATHFINDER PILOT IS VIP PASSENGER ON 99TH BIRTHDAY

    Written by aviation photographer Gary Daniels. Originally posted at https://www.facebook.com/gdaniels57 and reposted on www.CommemorativeAirForce.org with permission. July 22, 2021 – Fredrick, OK- On July 20, I had the honor to fly and photograph Lt. Col (ret) Dave Hamilton’s 99th birthday celebration flight. The WWII Airborne Demonstration Team’s (ADT) flew the World War II veteran on

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