Gene Kranz: 2016 Wright Brothers Memorial Banquet Keynote Speaker
Gene Kranz visited the EAA Museum December 2016 to speak about his experience as lead flight director on the Apollo 13 mission. Gene and his team, along with the astronauts, were awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
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EAA at the San Diego Air & Space Museum
A couple of EAA staff were in the neighborhood, so they dropped in to the world-class San Diego Air & Space Museum for a quick visit.
Timeless Voices - Dan Cherry
Brigadier General Dan Cherry served in the United States Air Force from 1959 to 1988. He flew two combat tours during the Vietnam War: the first in F-105s and the second in F-4s for a total of 285 combat missions. He is credited with one MiG-21.
EAA's B-17 Aluminum Overcast Participating in Memphis Belle Rollout
EAA just recently kicked off its 2018 B-17 air tour, and will have Aluminum Overcast in Dayton, Ohio, on May 17-20 to participate in the opening of the Memphis Belle exhibit at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.
Happy Birthday Wilbur Wright
The Wright brothers: Their names are synonymous with flight. After years of patient experimentation, they brought the world into the age of airplanes. We remember Wilbur with thanks on the 150th anniversary of his birth.
Boeing YL-15 - Defying Physics
Boeing built two XL-15s as proof of concept prototypes and then 10 YL-15s for evaluation as they competed for the U.S. Army Air Forces contract for a new L-bird, a liaison aircraft. Boeing ultimately lost the contract to Cessna.
B-29s Doc and FIFI
Doc and FIFI are the only two flying B-29 Superfortresses in the world. They were both at #OSH17 and we got a closer look (plus some cool air to air video footage)!