December 3, 2009
By Alton K. Marsh
Kissimmee Air Museum has completed a series of new exhibits showing the rise of air power from the predictions of Billy Mitchell in 1924 that Pearl Harbor would be attacked on a Sunday morning to the actual attack in 1941…on a Sunday morning.
The exhibits were designed by Warbird Adventures President Graham Meise, graphic artist Neal Sands, and exhibit designer Syd Jones, former curator and restoration director for the Pacific Aviation Museum-Pearl Harbor. Jones and his wife, KT Budde-Jones, have returned to Kissimmee from Hawaii after spending four years helping to establish the new museum at Pearl Harbor.
Visitors to the Kissimmee Air Museum can witness the restoration of a World War II FW 190 or fly in the front cockpit of an authentic World War II trainer. The Collings Foundation’s F4U Corsair is presently on display.
AOPA Pilot Senior Editor Alton Marsh has been a pilot since 1970 and has an airline transport pilot certificate and instrument and multiengine flight instructor certificates, aerobatic training, and a commercial seaplane certificate.
Topping a list of Cessna Aircraft news released at EAA AirVenture is a 155-horsepower diesel-powered Cessna 172 Turbo Skyhawk JT-A.
A new single-output ELT from ACR Electronics features GPS integration that doesn’t require aircraft power.
Austrian Hannes Arch is well on his way to a Red Bull Air Race Championship following a victory in Gdynia, Poland, July 27.
VOLUNTEER AT AN AOPA FLY-IN NEAR YOU!
SHARE YOUR PASSION. VOLUNTEER AT AN AOPA FLY-IN. CLICK TO LEARN MORE >>>
VOLUNTEER LOCALLY AT AOPA FLY-IN! CLICK TO LEARN MORE >>>
BE A PART OF THE FLY-IN VOLUNTEER CREW! CLICK TO LEARN MORE >>>