Sunday, October 22, 2017

Smithsonian Associates' visit to the Museum

Member David Power explains to visitors how he had to crawl to the nose to control cameras when he was a navigator on a B-57 in the 1950s.
Visitors from the Smithsonian Associates program followed the "Ghost of the China Clipper" to Middle River on Saturday, October 21.  The day-trippers made a stop at the Museum, where they heard archivist Stan Piet give a brief history of Glenn Martin and his factory.  They spent time looking at the Flight Line at Strawberry Point, where they heard members Ray Helmick and David Power give some inside information on some of the craft. They then headed for lunch and a talk on Pan Am and the China Clipper. In the afternoon, they took a tour of the Maryland Air  National Guard base.
Before boarding the bus back to Washington, they heard from Al Pollard, airport manager.
Al Pollard, airport manager, describes the importance of Martin State Airport.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Sorry, if we missed you

David and Regina Buehl join Peggy Smith (right) at the Museum's table.
The Museum was part of the Baltimore County Department of Aging Senior Expo at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium this week. The Expo featured hundred of exhibitors (including the Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum) offering services, products and resources for seniors. The site also was home to a Job Fair, Art Show and entertainment.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Baltimore During World War II

Jack Burkert talks to members after his presentation.
Historian Jack Burkert informed and entertained visitors as the featured guest at Monday's Speaker Series.  His lively presentation focused on local indutries that thrived during World War II. Although his talk focused on  the "Big Three" industries that employed more than 100,000 people during the peak of the war effort -- steel making, ship building and aircraft manufacturing -- he also tipped his hat to the many other companies that contributed.
More than 50,000 people worked at the Martin Company and he hailed Glenn Martin as one of the aviation pioneers of the century.

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...