Georgia State University: Georgia State Library Special Collections and Archives Uncovers Previously Unknown Photos of Amelia Earhart’s 1934 Visit to Atlanta

Georgia State University: Georgia State Library Special Collections and Archives Uncovers Previously Unknown Photos of Amelia Earhart’s 1934 Visit to Atlanta. “Previously unknown photos of Amelia Earhart, the first woman to pilot an airplane solo across the Atlantic Ocean, during her visit to Atlanta in 1934 have been discovered in the Georgia State University Library’s Special Collections and Archives.”

BBC: Appeal for tales of Hull airship crash which killed 44

BBC: Appeal for tales of Hull airship crash which killed 44. “An appeal has been launched for stories and memorabilia ahead of the 100th anniversary of an airship disaster which killed 44 people. The R.38/ZR-2 exploded mid-flight in front of onlookers in Hull on 24 August 1921, before crashing into the River Humber, killing most of the crew. The airship, called the ‘Titanic of the skies’, was on a test flight before being handed over to the US Navy.”

Portland Tribune: Spruce Goose archives could take flight with state grant

Portland Tribune: Spruce Goose archives could take flight with state grant. “If you think Howard Hughes’ plane the Spruce Goose is big (It is. It really is), then try this on for size: more than 1 million pieces of paper — documents, blueprints, original drawings and thousands of photographs. That’s what the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum in Yamhill County holds in a stack of shelves, file cabinets and cardboard tubes related to construction of the giant flying boat.”

Herald Scotland: Scotland’s proud aviation heritage celebrated with new trail and website

Herald Scotland: Scotland’s proud aviation heritage celebrated with new trail and website. “The Scottish Aviation & STEM Trail website launched today by the RAF in Scotland with collaboration from Scottish Regional Air Museums and the RAF Museum. The trail brings together the history of aviation in Scotland and promotes STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) activities for all ages, using the past to inspire the next generation. There is also input from the likes of the Scottish University Air Squadrons, Air Cadets and the RAF Museum with the Scottish Regional Air Museums and aviation enthusiasts from around the country.”

KGAB: Learn About Famous Wyoming Aviators At New Website

KGAB: Learn About Famous Wyoming Aviators At New Website. “The museum was founded by the late Jim Good, in the historic ‘Hangar 1’ at the Casper Wyoming’s International Airport. This is the site of the former Casper Army Air Base. The museum houses a collection from Good Racing and displays of military aviation memorabilia. For over a month now, artist and photographer Tim Mandese has been working with Natrona County’s Good Aviation Veterans Museum to upgrade their website, introduce a YouTube page with video tours, and upgrade their social media status.”

ProPublica: The Trump Administration Allowed Aviation Companies to Take Bailout Funds and Lay Off Workers, Says House Report

ProPublica: The Trump Administration Allowed Aviation Companies to Take Bailout Funds and Lay Off Workers, Says House Report. ” The federal government gave grants and some loans to airlines and their contractors, who were then meant to keep workers on their payrolls. The amount each company received would be based on six months worth of payroll from last year. In exchange, the companies had to agree not to conduct any layoffs until October, about six months after the CARES Act was passed. But ProPublica found that the companies laid off workers throughout the spring and then took the money intended to preserve the jobs they had already cut.”

Yorkshire Post: Log book shows pilot Amy Johnson loved taking plane for joyride

Yorkshire Post: Log book shows pilot Amy Johnson loved taking plane for joyride. “Covering the years from when she was learning to fly until just before the outbreak of the Second World War, the log book includes the Hull-born pilot’s record-breaking flights and her historic solo flight to Australia in 1930. The original document can be seen at Sewerby Hall, near Bridlington, but it is the first time a complete transcript has been made available on the East Riding Museums website.”

The Museum of Flight: The Museum of Flight is Now in Your Home

The Museum of Flight: The Museum of Flight is Now in Your Home. “The site features the best of the Museum’s exciting videos, virtual tours, blogs and collections; plus surprising new ways to explore one of Seattle’s top tourist attractions. State-of-the-art 3D tours in the Virtual Museum Online allow visitors to deeply explore the Museum’s top 12 aircraft, including favorites like Air Force One, Concorde, B-17 and the Space Shuttle Trainer. For the bigger picture, photos and info about every plane and spacecraft in the Museum’s renowned collection are also on view.”

Jewish News: Telling the stories of Jews who fought in Bomber Command

Jewish News: Telling the stories of Jews who fought in Bomber Command. “A non-Jewish archivist researching Jews who fought and died in Bomber Command from 1939 to 1945 has set up a self-funded website to share their stories, using Christmas and birthday money to pay for it. Cathie Hewitt left her job last year at the International Bomber Command Centre in Lincoln to focus on the project full-time, creating hundreds of family trees and travelling the world to uncover life stories.”

Air Force Museum of New Zealand: Air Force Museum Photo Archives Go Online

Air Force Museum of New Zealand: Air Force Museum Photo Archives Go Online. “Although at this stage only approximately 5,000 images are available, an estimated 0.5% of the total collection, more are coming online every day. Usually these are photos that researchers have requested and because there’s only me working in the Photo Archive, generally these are all I have time to digitise and make available. As time permits, I’ll be working through many thousands of files which simply need only a small amount of work before they can be made available. The initial focus will be on named course groups, starting with wartime pilots’ courses and aircraft pictures.”

UK Aviation: British Airways launches online archive of its centenary

UK Aviation: British Airways launches online archive of its centenary. “The online collection showcases moments of British Airways history from its first ever international flight as Aircraft Transport and Travel Limited (AT&T) on August 25, 1919 through to majestic images of Concorde, the world’s only supersonic airline of which British Airways was one of only two airlines to operate it.”

Military Times: Is military aviation getting any safer? New mishap data shows mixed results.

Military Times: Is military aviation getting any safer? New mishap data shows mixed results.. “Total accidents involving the nation’s manned warplanes — fighters, tankers, helicopters and bombers — decreased 12 percent last year, dropping from 903 mishaps in fiscal year 2017 to 794 in fiscal year 2018, according to data updated through fiscal year 2018 and obtained by Freedom of Information Act requests to the Army Combat Readiness Center, the Air Force Safety Center and the Naval Safety Center…. Military Times has re-published that data in a searchable database which now contains the almost 8,700 manned and unmanned mishaps from fiscal year 2011 through fiscal year 2018. The database can be searched by year, type of aircraft, service and location.”