Sunday, May 11, 2014

Oldest member reaches 100

One star shows off another. Harvey was wearing his summer hat to the event.
Harvey Hodgin, one of the early supporters of the museum, has hit a new milestone: 100 years. Several friends from Middle River and the museum showed up to wish him well. Debi Wynn arranged the party at Harvey's residence and baked an assortment of cupcakes to mark the occasion.
Old friends from the neighborhood reminisce about old times.

Harvey was well known for showing up at the museum with a package of cookies for the volunteers.  Al LaPorte decided to return the favor.
Well-wishers from the museum (from left), Debi Wynn, Carol Clarke, Al LaPorte and Jane Michael surround Harvey.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Rains cut short Open Cockpit

Dozens of people came early Saturday to enjoy the museum and Open Cockpit day.  When the deluge came, volunteers managed to close all the planes in time.  A few brave souls walked up and down the static line under umbrellas to make the most of a soggy afternoon.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

War in the electronic age

Group Captain Adrian Frost answers questions after his presentation.
Group Captain Adrian Frost was the guest at the museum's monthly Monday Speaker Series. He talked about how changes in technology have affected air warfare over the last quarter century, when "smart" bombs and laser-guided missiles have altered tactics. He provided video examples from the Gulf wars and Afghanistan to show how precision munitions have improved accuracy.  But, he emphasized that it is still the people on the front line who are the most important component of any strategy.  Captain Frost currently is the United Kingdom's liaison to U.S.  cyberspace operations.

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...