On the ramp at Stuart
A couple photos of the MMB on the ramp at Stuart. No show today but flying tomorrow.
Here is part 2 of the C-47 training video we posted a couple days ago. It was part of a series covering thousands of tasks. Given the severe shortage of trained technicians it was an important new tool for the services to use..... https://youtu.be/TupDiesEhg8 ... See more
Part two of a wartime training film on how to fly the C-47. Second of two parts of an excellent wartime training film on the legendary Douglas C-47. This fil...
We really take pride in committing to make every event we schedule. Our volunteers give their time, talent, and treasure to keep these old airplanes flying as a way to reach, teach and inspire people to celebrate and remember those who served before us. As the WW2 generation becomes history we believe it is critical to tell their stories to everyone but especially the young of our nation. Sometimes we don't make it to an event and Stuart is one where W7 will not attend. The weather yesterday (heavy rain all up and down the east coast) and today (high winds and icing conditions along the route) make the safe choice to stay on the ground. The MMB (in North Carolina) is still planning to attend and both airplanes are expecting to be at Monroe next weekend. We apologize to the crew at Stuart and all who hoped to see and ride on W7. Sincerely, The NWM Team. ... See more
Happy Halloween! Tomorrow is the first of November and the day the museum and office go to winter hours. Facebook is updated but we will be open Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday's from 10-3 and by appointment. Work goes on all year long and we will keep you updated here, in the newsletter, and our web page. ... See more
In December 1941 the USAAF had just over 43,000 persons. In August 1945 (45 months later) just over 2,250,000 people in the ranks. The selection and training for a 50 fold increase was a herculean task and can be studied for years. One of they ways was the extensive use of films like this one to familiarize pilots with the operation of an aircraft prior to starting training as a way to jump start progress. Here is part 1 of just such a video. We will post part 2 also but you can find these and many others online. ... See more
First of two parts of an excellent wartime training film on the legendary Douglas C-47. This film has actor Arthur Kennedy in the role of instructor Captain ...
Well.. Mother Nature is giving us a challenge today.... We do not fly in (very) bad weather and that is what is being served up today on the East Coast (Happy Halloween wherever you are... it is going to be wet here!). The MMB and W7 will be heading to the event as soon as weather permits. Safety first and we expect to be there just not as soon as we wanted! ... See more
Thanks to everyone who came down to the Halloween party last weekend! You can see from the photos posted that it was nothing short of Spooktacular! Congratulations to all the constume contest winners. We raised over $2000 to go toward the engine replacement fund for W7. We had such a good time we are already thinking about next year! Thanks also to the team who worked to put the event together. They did a great job decorating the big hangar and with the food, drink and entertainment! ... See more
Yesterday was a great day in Western New York for the MMB to head south to the Stuart Florida Airshow but in the North Carolina area... not so much. The team spent the night at the Rutherford County Airport north of Charlotte and hope to press on today after the showers move out. The team at Rutherford was very welcoming and happy to have the unscheduled visit (we love how much people love this airplane!) Here are some photos from the trip yesterday and we look forward to heading further south.... ... See more
During the training flight yesterday.....
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