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The L-16B got out of the hangar on Saturday for a run up and taxi test after repairs and upgrades over the winter.
Join us for our next episode of "Hangar Time Chats"! Saturday March 13, 2021 at 12:00pm EST (5pm GMT) To register go to www.nationalwarplanemuseum.com!
It was great to have a warm day (relatively) Saturday the 27th! By the end of the day the sun was out and the majority of the snow was gone! Check the feed for photos and information about the day and the new volunteers who became part of the fun! ... See more
Saturday February 27th, 2021 in the big hangar. First warmer Saturday of the year brought a bunch of volunteers out of hibernation. We did checks on the accessories of Whiskey 7's #1 engine, started removing panels of the PT-26 so its annual inspection can be performed, removed all the flex lines from Whiskey's #2 engine so we can make new ones, finished installing Whiskey 7's main tires, and took her off the jacks, Jeff was there working on the D.VII, and the L-16B is all back together. ... See more
While we post about any and all groups, it's good we have Black History Month as it helps uncover some interesting photos. This one is of the 15th Army Air Force planning a bombing/rocket run of a target from their Italian base, using P-51s. Today we take for granted that we can have a picture as large as they are using in the background... ... See more
Another variant of the very versatile C-130 Hercules! The Lockheed HC-130 is an extended-range, search and rescue (SAR)/combat search and rescue (CSAR) version of the C-130 Hercules military transport aircraft, with two different versions operated by two separate services in the U.S. armed forces. The HC-130H Hercules and HC-130J Hercules versions are operated by the United States Coast Guard in a SAR and maritime reconnaissance role. The HC-130P Combat King and HC-130J Combat King II variants are operated by the United States Air Force for long-range SAR and CSAR. The USAF variants also execute on scene CSAR command and control, airdrop pararescue forces and equipment, and are also capable of providing aerial refueling to appropriately equipped USAF, US Army, USN, USMC, and NATO/Allied helicopters in flight. In this latter role, they are primarily used to extend the range and endurance of combat search and rescue helicopters. Up until 2016, HC-130P/N aircraft of the Combat Air Forces (CAF) were a combination of mid to late-1960s vintage aircraft based on C-130E airframes and mid-1990s vintage aircraft based on C-130H3 airframes. All underwent extensive modifications. These modifications included night vision-compatible interior and exterior lighting, a personnel locator system compatible with aircrew survival radios, improved digital low-power color radar and forward-looking infrared systems. As of 2018, with the exception of a handful of extant aircraft in the Air National Guard, all remaining HC-130P/N aircraft are operated by the Air Force Reserve Command. The Coast Guard began equipping with the HC-130H in the late sixties and early seventies. U.S. Coast Guard HC-130Hs were primarily acquired for long-range over water search missions, support airlift, maritime patrol, North Atlantic Ice Patrol and command and control of search and rescue, replacing previously operated HU-16 Albatross amphibious and HC-123 Provider land-based aircraft. Like their USAF counterparts, USCG HC-130s also have the capability of air dropping rescue equipment to survivors at sea or over open terrain. They carried additional equipment and two 1,800-gallon fuel bladders in the cargo compartment. ... See more
We need you! Please consider becoming a volunteer at the National Warplane Museum. We have an amazing group of people that come faithfully to donate their time and efforts, but the jobs are still piling up. Any amount of time is helpful even if it’s just one Saturday a month. We even have a little fun while we work. You just have to be willing to be willing. Please reply to this post or email firstname.lastname@example.org. ... See more
How about a little information on the C-45 Expeditor! The Beechcraft Model 18 (or "Twin Beech", as it is also known) is a 6- to 11-seat, twin-engined, low-wing, tailwheel light aircraft manufactured by the Beech Aircraft Corporation of Wichita, Kansas. Continuously produced from 1937 to November 1969 (over 32 years, a world record at the time), over 9,000 were built, making it one of the world's most widely used light aircraft. Sold worldwide as a civilian executive, utility, cargo aircraft, and passenger airliner on tailwheels, nosewheels, skis, or floats, it was also used as a military aircraft. During and after World War II, over 4,500 Beech 18s were used in military service—as light transport, light bomber, aircrew trainer (for bombing, navigation, and gunnery), photo-reconnaissance, and "mother ship" for target drones—including United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) C-45 Expeditor, AT-7 Navigator, and AT-11 Kansan; and United States Navy (USN) UC-45J Navigator, SNB-1 Kansan, and others. In World War II, over 90% of USAAF bombardiers and navigators trained in these aircraft. ... See more
Since our name is the National Warplane Museum-Geneseo Airshow, an airshow video is expected. From 2018 and the LCN Video team...
Selected planes, pilots, performers - including a pair of "Rosies" - and more from the scene of the 2018 Geneseo Airshow at the National Warplane Museum. www...
The Lockheed Model 10 Electra had its first flight in 1935 on February 23rd. This airframe was Lockheed's attempt to compete with the Douglas DC-2 and Boeing 247, though it was infinitely more famous for having been used by Amelia Earhart on her final mission. ... See more