Flygirls: Kay Chaffey and the first women in the Air Force to take flight

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While women weren’t technically part of the Air Force until 1947, discover how Kay Gott Chaffey and the WASPs were truly the first women in the Air Force to take flight.

Posted On: March 8, 2019

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Warhawk captures stories of military romance with letters, photos and keepsakes.

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At the Warhawk Air Museum, we feature personal stories, including the wartime effect on romance. These stories, told with photos, hand-written letters, telegrams, and keepsake items, strike an emotional chord of love, lasting bonds, and sometimes loss. The stories displayed are each unique and include hastened engagements, great heartache and longing due to wartime separation, babies born while Dad is overseas, and lasting love against the many odds.

Posted On: February 22, 2019

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Volunteers impact the Warhawk Air Museum at exceptional levels

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“The Heart of the Museum”—that’s how Warhawk Air Museum Co-Founder Sue Paul describes the Museum’s volunteers. She adds that they are a “…large family of people who promote and truly believe in the mission of the Museum.” For many, they sign on to volunteer and end up on a journey full of unexpected experiences, often transformed in the process, developing a real passion for their project and role.

Posted On: January 31, 2019

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A Visual History of Aircraft Nose Art

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Since World War II, pilots have decked out the noses of their aircraft in creative ways, allowing people to connect not only with the machine, but the operators as well. This history of aircraft nose art has developed in fascinating ways from the 1940s to present day.

Posted On: October 4, 2018

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Reno Air Races: The World’s Fastest Motor Sport

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Every September just north of Reno, Nevada, the roar of plane engines can be heard for miles around during the National Championship Air Races. This one-of-a-kind event showcases an assortment of race planes and gives guests up close access to racing aircraft, their pilots and their pit crews.

Posted On: August 16, 2018

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John Paul’s Resurrection of the Curtiss P-40

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“A total of 11,998 P-40s were built before production was finally terminated in 1944. Warhawks constituted the principal armament of the U.S. Army Air Forces (USAAF) fighter squadrons throughout 1942 and 1943.

Posted On: July 23, 2018

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