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Those were the golden days of aviation!
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Looks like fuel prices have gone up a bit, San Diego Air & Space Museum

Those were the golden days of aviation!

nolagrrlnyc:

Looks like fuel prices have gone up a bit, San Diego Air & Space Museum

Robonaut 2 Trailer. Coming soon to an orbit near you! 24 February 2011.

Aircraft detection before radar.

I apologize for posting a forward, but it is a funny forward.

The Apollo 9 spacecraft at SpaceUp San Diego. Looks a lot smaller and softer in person.

The Apollo 9 spacecraft at SpaceUp San Diego. Looks a lot smaller and softer in person.

40 years ago today, Apollo 14 splashed down in the Pacific Ocean. 

Signage being prepared for our new Atlas Rocket exhibit. This year is all about space.

Signage being prepared for our new Atlas Rocket exhibit. This year is all about space.

Aero In SD: Hollywood & North Island Film Screening

Naval Aviation Film Screening: Hollywood & North Island
Date: February 5, 2011
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Lowry Theater, Naval Air Station North Island (NASNI)

The Coronado Historical Association (CHA), in collaboration with the Office of Morale, Welfare & Recreation of Navy Region Southwest and the USS Midway museum’s Historian Karl Zingheim, will present a two-hour educational program on Saturday, February 5, from 2-4 pm, at the Naval Air Station North Island (NASNI) Theater. “Hollywood and North Island” will feature a variety of movie clips and a full-length film that portrays North Island and its naval aviators.

Karl Zingheim will present a montage of clips from various films and speak about North Island as a shooting location for Hollywood films. In the lobby of the theater, CHA will provide a preview of their newest exhibit, WINGS OF GOLD: CORONADO AND NAVAL AVIATION exhibit. A feature film made in 1941, Dive Bomber, starring Fred MacMurray and Errol Flynn, will be shown. The film is in color and includes many scenes shot on base at Naval Air Station North Island.

During the event, CHA will honor Frank “Spig” Wead, a former naval aviator whose career was known for his flight against British pilots in the international seaplane races off the Isle of Wright in 1923, when American naval fliers took all the honors. His life took a turn after an accident in 1926, just after moving into his home in Coronado. Running down the stairs after hearing his daughter scream, he fell and broke his neck resulting in paralysis.

A determined and hardworking man, Frank turned to screenwriting and has to his credit Hell Divers (1931), Airmail (1932), Ceiling Zero (1936), Test Pilot (1938), The Citadel (1938), Dive Bomber (1941), and Destroyer (1943). John Ford directed a film called The Wings of Eagles in 1957, starring John Wayne, portraying Wead’s contributions to naval aviation.

This event is free and open to the general public. Civilians are welcome to walk into the base via the Pass & Decal parking lot, adjacent to the Stockdale Gate, on the corner of 3rd Street and Alameda Boulevard. Once on base it’s a short walk to the theater. Walk straight ahead, turn left at the first signal light and the theater will be on the right hand side. If you would like to RSVP and pre-register your vehicle to drive on base for the Film Festival, please call 619-545-0046 or email Debora.Allen [at] navy.mil. For information about the Film Festival, please call 619-545-8042.

A rapt crowd listening to Buzz Aldrin as he kicks off San Diego Museum Month.

A rapt crowd listening to Buzz Aldrin as he kicks off San Diego Museum Month.

The line. They have been here since nine.

The line. They have been here since nine.

Our space shuttle simulator today, the 25th anniversary of the Challenger tragedy.

Our space shuttle simulator today, the 25th anniversary of the Challenger tragedy.