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2020 Inductees to the Women in Aviation Hall of Fame

collage of Maj. Gen. Jeannie Leavitt, Patricia “Patty” Jean Wagner, and U.S. Army’s First Women Rotary Wing Aviators

The 31st Annual International Women in Aviation Conference will be held March 5-7, 2020 at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida to honor the 2020 inductees. The Class of 2020 are women who’ve made momentous contributions as record setters, pioneers, or innovators. These individuals or groups have either helped other women become […]

Statue Erected of First Black Fighter Pilot at the Museum of Aviation

Eugene Bullard

On October 9th, the Museum of Aviation unveiled a bronze statue commemorating the first black fighter pilot in history. The statue of Eugene J. Bullard was unveiled at the base near Warner Robins, Georgia before a crowd which included his descendants, French officials, Air Force officers, and some of the surviving members of the Tuskegee […]

The History of the Airplane

In 2019, it would be hard to think of a world without aircraft. We, as a people across the globe, rely on this method of transportation for a lot: shipping, travel, and the military. However, there was a time when airplanes didn’t exist, and people depended on boats and horses to get them from Point […]

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