Holiday Travels!

Here’s wishing you safe travels over the holidays! If you’re sick of traffic, remember – you could “fly in comfort for two cents a mile” in a Fairchild. Looks a little chilly to me… This vintage ad from a 1939 … Continue reading

Ray-Ban ad

I had no idea that Ray-Ban sunglasses (or should I say sun goggles?) were around in 1939 – but here’s an ad from that year’s Aero Digest. Those pilots certainly look dapper – and like they might fit in in … Continue reading

Achieving the Impossible

“Aviation is proof that given the will, we have the capacity to achieve the impossible.” – Eddie Rickenbacker With your help we’ve done what seemed impossible: We’ve raised over a million dollars for a new museum building. We’re in the … Continue reading

The Sky is the Limit

“To most people, the sky is the limit. To those who love aviation, the sky is home.” – Jerry Crawford When we started fundraising for our $1.3 million campaign, it felt as risky and challenging as wing walking! Yet with … Continue reading

Popular Aviation, February 1937

A lovely bit of magazine cover art: The Beechcraft B17-L, on Popular Aviation, February 1937. Though many people nowadays don’t know much about vintage aviation, the sight of a biplane still captures almost everyone’s imagination, and the dream of flight … Continue reading