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    WINCHESTER REGIONAL AIRPORT RECEIVES FEDERAL GRANT

    The Winchester Regional Airport Authority was awarded a grant from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airport Improvement Program (AIP) in the amount of $3,570,000. The grant is 100% federally funded and does not have a local match requirement. “This substantial federal investment in the Winchester Regional Airport is vital for the continued success of transportation,

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    The Technology Behind D-Day’s Moonlit Airborne Ops

    NATIONAL AIR AND SPACE MUSEUM Posted on Jun 05, 2019 By: Roger Connor Aeronautics Department Retaking Western Europe from German control was an enormous undertaking for the Allies in the summer of 1944. The D-Day invasion on June 6, 1944, posed particular challenges to avoid the disaster of the earlier trial invasion of Dieppe. American

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    C-47 “Placid Lassie” coming to Warbirds Over the Beach!

    D-Day and Market Garden Veteran C-47 “Placid Lassie” coming to Warbirds Over the Beach! This war veteran C-47 has an amazing WWII history that reads like a rock concert tour: Operation Neptune – Normandy June 6th 1944 Operation Market Garden – Netherlands Sept 17th – 25th 1944 Operation Repulse – Bastogne Dec 23rd – 25th

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    Girls In Aviation Day 2021

    This event is being presented by the Southeastern Virginia Chapter of Women in Aviation International (WAI) and the Military Aviation Museum. Girls In Aviation Day is a worldwide event with thousands of girls participating at airports, museums and other aviation facilities around the globe! GIAD 2021 aims to educate and communicate to children below 17

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    Opening of Aero Obsoleta at Military Aviation Museum

    Join us Thursday, September 16th at 6pm for the opening of Aero Obsoleta, a selection of photographs by Allen Jones, in the new Prescott Family Trust Gallery at the Museum. KO Distilling will be presenting a tasting of their locally distilled whiskey and gin along with crafting cocktail tastes inspired by the photography presented in

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    The Year Ballooning Was an Olympic Event

    NATIONAL AIR AND SPACE MUSEUM Posted on Jul 28, 2021 By: Elizabeth BorjaMelissa A. N. Keiser Postponed a year due to the coronavirus, the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics are finally here. Four brand new sports have been added to the schedule—surfing, sport climbing, skateboarding, and karate—and men’s baseball and women’s softball have returned. Some sports

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