Thursday, October 25, 2012

The 4-O-4 gets detailed

With a fresh coat of paint and lettering, the airliner looks ready for take-off.
The Martin 4-O-4 airliner is looking as good as new with a fresh coat of paint and new lettering and details.  The aircraft is painted to look line one of the prototypes that rolled out the Middle River plant sixty years ago.  The plane may never fly again, but it still looks ready for an excursion to an East Coast city, much as it did in its commercial heyday.
Sign company crew apply striping.
Thanks once again to the generous support of the MS2 Division of Lockheed Martin which made this rebirth of the iconic airliner possible.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Everything was Rosie on October 13, 2012 as the Museum celebrated its annual Rosie the Riveter Day.  This event honors the women of the 1940's who served on the homefront during World War II and contributed to bringing the war to an end while bringing social change to the workplace. These pioneers of the 20th century who attended the Museum's event shared their work experiences with Museum visitors.   Thank you Rosies! 

The Baltimore Chapter of the American Rosie the Riveter Association will be meeting at the Museum on Saturday, November 10 at 10:30am and all women of WWII who served on the homefront in jobs usually done by men and their family members with Rosie stories are invited to attend. At 11am, the Museum will honor veterans with a special recognition day and the Rosies will be there to share in that experience for honoring the military pilots and mechanics who flew and serviced the planes they built. 

A look at history

Docent Bill Haugen explains the special tiles on the shuttle. A busload of aviation enthusiasts enjoyed the day November 8 at the Smiths...