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Tue, May 15 2018

100 Years of Air Mail

By today’s standards, sending a letter in the mail might seem a little antiquated. But 100 years ago, it was cutting edge communication.

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Wed, April 25 2018

The King and Queen of Speed's Life in the Fast Lane

Meet Jon and Patricia Sharp, the husband and wife duo behind Nemesis Air Racing. 

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Thu, April 19 2018

An Aviation Pioneer's Life in Documents

The personal papers of William J. Powell, an early African American aviation pioneer, highlight his career with the American Expeditionary Forces and his work to support African Americans in aviation.

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Wed, April 18 2018

A Curator on Configuring WWII Military Medals

Over the years I’ve spent curating the National Air and Space Museum’s uniform and flight clothing collection, I have received many inquiries. One of the most frequently ask questions concerns the placement of Lt. Gen. Jimmy Doolittle's Medal of Honor ribbon on his wartime uniform.

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Fri, April 13 2018

Women Breaking Barriers in the Royal Air Force

Two women of the Royal Air Force share their experiences in the military. 

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Fri, April 6 2018

The British (Aircraft) Are Coming

To celebrate the RAF’s 100th anniversary, get to know a bit about these British aircraft, their owners, and what drew their pilots to flight.

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Thu, April 5 2018

"Nice Guys" Fly Charter

While the baseball season technically started last week, it doesn’t return to the nation’s capital until Thursday, April 5—the home opener for the Washington Nationals.  Most likely, the team will be returning to Washington, DC, from Atlanta on a chartered flight.

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Tue, March 27 2018

The Aerobatics of the Extra 260

Have you ever seen an airplane perform an inverted ribbon cut? You can “see” it at the Museum in DC (and online) in the form of Patty Wagstaff’s Extra 260 aircraft.

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Fri, March 9 2018

The Predator, a Drone That Transformed Military Combat

A look at the history and impact of the Predator UAV on military aerial combat.

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Tue, March 6 2018

Breaking Barriers as a Female Fighter Pilot

Pilot Heather Penney reflects on what it means to be a woman in aviation and the commitment it takes to succeed, no matter what the field.

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