The Missouri Aviation Historical Society hosted a special day of events on November 15th, 2014 celebrating the 60th anniversary of the McDonnell F-101 Voodoo. Former engineers, test pilots, workers, and enthusiasts converged from across the country to celebrate. The event was hosted on location at the James J. Eagan Civic Center in Florissant, Missouri which contains one of two F-101 displays in the Greater St. Louis Area. The chilly autumn day began with […]
The Missouri Aviation Historical Society was recently honored to host current Navy Captain/Boeing WSO Dana “PERK” Perkins for the August 2014 meeting. Perkins currently serves as a Naval Reserve Assistant Chief of Staff and instructor at the Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center, NAS Fallon, Nevada. In addition, he’s also a Boeing Flight Operations Weapons System Officer for production test flights of all Boeing tactical aircraft in St. Louis. His unique role […]
The Missouri Aviation Historical Society’s April meeting took place on Thursday, April 24th in our usual meeting spot at Creve Coeur Airport. This month’s meeting featured a variety of guest speakers that brought different perspectives to what makes the United States Navy Blue Angels truly unique. MOAVHIST member Joe Gurney has been presenting classes and events about the USN Blue Angels around the St. Louis metro area for years, and was […]
Our first coverage of the May MOAVHIST meeting is here! Check out these great pictures from our Project Mercury 50th anniversary reunion question and answer panel, curtsey of Carmelo Turdo and Myron Lane. Video and other features will be coming shortly.
As the first quarter of the year (for most companies, some may vary) concludes for 2013, let’s take a brief look at what the Missouri aviation community helped build or complete! Boeing delivered a total of 12 F/A-18/E/F/G’s from January to March. In addition, they sent two previously delivered F/A-18F’s to Malaysia in order to participate in a sale showcase. Boeing also delivered 3 F-15SG’s to the republic of Singapore Air […]
An F-18 headed to Spirit of St. Louis Airport, where MOAVHIST founder Dan O’Hara call’s his office, was diverted to Scott AFB, and eventually Lambert Airport because of inclement weather conditions around the area in April 2012. However the pilot (Brandon Gasser) became dangerously low on fuel, and began to consider dumping the aircraft in the Mississippi River unless he made a quick landing. ATC controllers Kevin Cook and Steve Clark […]