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Airports, airlines, and the arena recall 9/11

We concept we'd collect up all of the 9-11 anniversary remembrance tweets from airways, airports, aviation corporations, groups, and unions, but we’re sure we missed lots.

Let us know if we neglected yours and we’ll upload it to the listing.

For National Book Lovers Day: our new ebook

Amelia Earhart Reading,” International Women’s Air & Space Museum,

August 9 turned into National Book Lovers Day and we celebrated through traveling a number of the locations in Seattle which are featured in our new e book, 111 Places in Seattle That You Must Not Miss, which starts offevolved delivery these days.

The e book is a part of the international 111 Places series, which gives locals and experienced tourists courses to hidden treasures, disregarded gem stones, and charming curious places in excellent towns.

For the Seattle guide, I’m pointing readers to many airport and aviation-related items around city, together with the art collections at each Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) and King County International Airport – Boeing Field (BFI).

Richard Elliot’s ‘Eyes at the World’ at SEA
Brad Miller’s “30,000 Feet” Photo by way of Joe Freemans Courtesy 4Culture

The Museum of Flight is represented in the ebook, with the story of the Taylor Aerocar, an early flying vehicle that labored.

Taylor Aerocar III, one wing folded returned for floor travel, one wing attached for flight.

And we also point people to the tiny pocket park at the seashores of Lake Union where they’ll discover a plaque marking the spot where the primary Boeing plane took off.

The plaque reads “From this site, Boeing released it first airplane, the B&W, in 1916.”

Of course, there are masses of different non-aviation websites within the e-book, including the Giant Shoe Museum, the world’s greenest business constructing, a haunted staircase, the Rubber Chicken Museum, a store in which you can buy personalised magic wands, the area where you may rent a rowboat without cost, and lots greater.

We wish you’ll get a copy of 111 Places in Seattle That You Must Not Miss out of your favored bookseller.

Aviation treasures returning to National Air & Space Museum

The Smithsonian’s National Air & Space Museum has been closed for some time to reboot with dozen new well-knownshows. At least 8 of the galleries are set to open this fall.

One of these returning soon is The Wright Brothers & The Invention of the Aerial Age, an update of the famous exhibition of the same call that has housed the 1903 Wright Flyer when you consider that 2003.

As a preview, the museum shared pics of some of the artifacts we’ll see whilst the showcase reopens and pointed us to aviation-themed treasures in the vaults.

12 seconds. That is how lengthy Orville Wright’s first powered flight within the 1903 Wright Flyer lasted. The Wright Brothers used this stopwatch to time the December 1903 flight. The watch will be on display in the reimagined Wright Brothers exhibition.


Once the Wright Brothers showed how ‘smooth’ it was to fly, it didn’t take lengthy for the public to turn out to be all in favour of airplanes and airplane-themed things. And for flight topics to seem on earrings, in games, and in artwork.

Here are some super gadgets from the National Air & Space Museum’s series that we are hoping we’ll see when the galleries reopen. See you there!

(All snap shots courtesy of the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum)

Board Game, Lindbergh, King Collection (A20040289048).
Pillbox with an plane on the lid
Gold-coloured small jewelry allure within the form of an early monoplane with a visible fuselage frame and propeller that spins.

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The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. is getting a huge makeover that consists of the development and renovation of 23 galleries.

As part of that manner, which is ready to be completed someday in 2025, the whole museum has been closed due to the fact March.

But the west wing is scheduled to open in the fall of 2022 with new exhibitions that explore a wide style of aviation subject matters, together with the Wright Brothers’ tale, planets and moons, early aviation, excessive-pace generation, and other topics.

In strengthen of the outlet, the Smithsonian is adopting a brand new brand identity and logomark for the National Air and Space Museum that “makes use of wonderful and terrible space to create a stylized craft that simultaneously indicates both aviation and space flight.”

Look for it at the give up of this inspiring “Space for Everyone” video that offers a nod to “airheads, area instances, flight fanatics, armchair astronauts, and the casually curious.” And to those who are “captivated by the miracle of flight and people who are simply happy to make their flight.”

See wherein you land.