An F-15 in flight (image by oxonimages from Pixabay) If you're in Southwestern Washington or Oregon on Sunday, July 4. You might see some F-15 jets fly overhead. That's because the Portland wing of the Air National Guard have scheduled flyovers of community events to celebrate Independence Day. They're conducting the flyovers in the following … Continue reading Air National Guard flyovers celebrate July 4 in Oregon, Southwest Washington
Photo credit: McAllister Museum of Aviation in Yakima, Washington After a closure because of the COVID pandemic, the McAllister Museum of Aviation and gift shop are now open again. The museum's hours are Thursday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., according to an email I received from Yakima Valley Tourism this week. Private tours are available for anyone … Continue reading McAllister Museum of Aviation reopens in Yakima
Hot air balloons flying high at a previous Air Affaire in Sequim, Washington (photo credit: Air Affaire) Organizers of the 2021 Air Affaire, also known as the Sequim Balloon Festival, have set a tentative date of Saturday, August 28, for the annual event at the Sequim Valley Airport. ("Sequim" is pronounced "Squim".) "We are optimistic … Continue reading 2021 Sequim Balloon Festival tentatively plans to return August 28
The Museum of Flight in Tukwila, Washington, is one of the attractions listed in the new Sparking Curiosity guide from the Seattle Times. (photo by Cheryl Landes) Are you looking for place where you can learn about new and upcoming museum exhibits in the Seattle and Tacoma metro areas without hopping from site to site? … Continue reading Sparking Curiosity guide the place to find intriguing exhibits in Seattle and Tacoma
Photo by Cheryl Landes The last time I flew on a plane was on February 22, 2020--well over a year ago. It feels strange not flying anywhere because usually I fly at least 50,000 miles a year. When I look through my photo collections to write the armchair photo tours for this blog, I long … Continue reading When will it be safe to travel?
Safety concerns from COVID prompted organizers to postpone the 2021 Oregon International Air Show in Hillsboro until May 2022, but the McMinnville show is still on for July 30-August 1. The 2021 McMinnville show will be held at the McMinnville Airport and features the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and U.S. Air Force Raptor. If you … Continue reading 2021 Oregon International Air Show in Hillsboro cancels, McMinnville show flies ahead
Image by David Mark from Pixabay Visit Graceland, Elvis Presley's estate, in Memphis, Tennessee, during a two-hour live virtual tour. Elvis expert Angie Marchese, the Vice President of Graceland Archives and Exhibits, hosts this in-depth look into his life. The tour includes a behind-the-ropes journey into the mansion, a the Lisa Marie jet (named after … Continue reading Take a live virtual tour of Graceland