Kermit Weeks A-26 Invader engine run-up

Today, Kermit Weeks posted a video of the engines being started on his A-26 that is being restored by Aero Trader in California. It has been over 25 years since the engines last were run on this aircraft. Hopefully it will be flying for 2021.

National Naval Aviation Museum Live event, tour of the QuarterDeck

From the National Naval Aviation Museum’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/596833150949650/

We invite you to join us on Thursday, June 25 at 11 a.m. CT for our History Up Close series with Hill Goodspeed, Museum Historian, for a Quarterdeck Aircraft Tour.

Leave your questions and comments and he will answer them during the live broadcast.



National Naval Aviation Museum Live event, talking about the SP-5B Marlin

From the National Naval Aviation Museum’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/254305875834925/

Leave your questions and comments and he will answer them during the live broadcast.

We invite you to join us on Thursday, June 18 at 11 a.m. CT/12 noon ET for our History Up Close series with LCDR Robert “Kim” Sheldon, USN (Ret.) as he spotlights the Museum’s SP-5B Marlin.



Vintage Aero C-47 “Hit and Miss”

Had a chance to take a road trip this past Saturday to attend the 76th Anniversary of D-Day Commemoration at the Zephyrhills Museum of Military History. The Commemoration was suppose to happen the previous weekend on 6 June, but the event was postponed a week due to weather concerns.

One of the C-47s on display is owned by Vintage Aero, which is based at the Zephyrhills airport. This C-47 is a World War 2 veteran with a history of serving from just past D-Day to include the paratroop and glider drops of Market Garden and supply runs during the Battle of the Bulge.

This aircraft returned to the states to serve a mosquito sprayer in Southwest Florida before being retired.

Fantasy of Flight reopening the “Museum Lite”

Fantasy of Flight will be reopening the Museum Lite Hangar as of 19 June and will be open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 11am to 3pm. Looks like this is a summer event as the dates run through 26 July as of now. Requirements to enter include a temperature check and wearing a mask when inside.

I hope to make a road trip down to see what is on display.