September 22, 1974 the exceptional Grumman F-14 Tomcat left on its first deployment aboard the USS Enterprise CVN-65. The Grumman F-14 Tomcat is an American supersonic, twin-engine, two-seat, twin-tail, variable-sweep wing fighter aircraft. The Tomcat was developed for the United States Navy's Naval Fighter Experimental (VFX) program after the collapse of the F-111B project. The F-14 was the first of the American Teen Series fighters, which were designed incorporating air combat experience against MiG fighters during the Vietnam War. ... See more
She's so photogenic... Credit for the pic to Andrew
Historical musical Bombs and Blooms Sept 30, October 1st and 2nd. Tickets: Sweet Arts Bakery, Lakeville Pharmacy, Shur Fine Livonia and at the National Warplane Museum office. Online: www.nationalwarplanemuseum.com We are also offering rides in our C-47 Wiskey 7 to coincide with this event. Click on the link below to schedule a ride. https://fareharbor.com/embeds/book/nationalwarplanemuseum/items/332744/?full-items=yes&flow=34313 ... See more
On September 21, 1961 the CH47 Chinook first took flight and while not the type of vehicle that fits our museum they are a regular visitor. The Boeing CH-47 Chinook is an American twin-engined, tandem rotor, heavy-lift helicopter developed by American rotorcraft company Vertol and manufactured by Boeing Vertol (later renamed Boeing Helicopter and now named Boeing Rotorcraft Systems). The CH-47 is among the heaviest lifting of Western helicopters. Its name, Chinook, is from the Native American Chinook people of Washington state. ... See more
September 20, 1874 the Du Temple Monoplane left the ground for what possibly can be considered the first powered flight. This achievement takes nothing from what was achieved in the next century as it wasn't self powered. Made of aluminum, it weighed in at only 80 kilos, it was unmanned. ... See more
Doing honor flights over Mission BBQ and Midvale CC Monday September 20th.
On a Mission... Up 390
Save your seat for the "Bombs & Blooms" rides weekend! https://fareharbor.com/nationalwarplanemuseum/items/332744/