Evergreen: Ever Given

Ever Given is a Golden-class container ship, one of the largest container ships in the world. The ship is owned by Shoei Kisen Kaisha, and time chartered and operated by container transportation and shipping company Evergreen Marine. Wikipedia
Construction started: December 25, 2015
Launched: May 9, 2018
Draft: 48′

Boeing CH-47D Chinook “My Old Lady”

My Old Lady was was built in 1962, and on Jan. 9, 1963 it became the fifth Chinook accepted by the U.S. Army (91-00261). The twin-engined helo accommodates a crew of 2-3 and up to 50 troops. It has served with the U. S. Army and Army National Guard, and based at Camp Murray near Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington since 2009. The aircraft flew combat missions in Iraq, Kuwait and Afghanistan during 2009-2011. Locally it was flown in support of domestic emergencies, most recently the Okanogan Complex Wildfire in 2015. It is the only authorized U.S. Army aircraft with nose art. My Old Ladywas the oldest flyable Chinook in the world-wide Army inventory when it was taken off of flight status in 2017 after 54 years of service.

CH-47 models entered combat service in 1965 during the Vietnam War. The Chinooks were vital to many aspects of the war including troop transport, placing artillery batteries in mountain positions inaccessible by other means, and recovering downed aircraft. Chinooks retrieved 11,500 disabled aircraft, worth over 3 billion U.S. dollars throughout the conflict. (Museum of Flight)(Museum of Flight)

Burgas Aviation Museum

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The museum of aviation is located at the entrance to Burgas Airport. The museum was opened in 2017 and it is a great place for spending leisure time.

The exposition includes civil and military aircrafts that were part of the Bulgarian Aviation in the period 1960 – 1996. In the Museum of Aviation in Burgas can be seen TU-154 and AN-12 that are the last of their kind in Bulgaria. The impressive interactive exposition Homo Volans (The Flying Man) is placed in AN-12. It includes many authentic objects, airplane models, costumes, interactive installations and archives from the aviation history.

Unique experience for the visitors is also the ability to “navigate” an airplane with VR glasses.

Maniniholo Dry Cave

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Legend states that Manini-holo, chief fisherman of the mythical Menehune people, dug this cave to find evil spirits who stole fish.

USS Croaker

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USS Croaker

SS-246 is on the National Register of Historic Places and represents the Navy’s “silent service”. One of 77 Gato class submarines constructed, she was part of the most lethal submarine class of WWII. Commissioned in 1944, she celebrated her 75th birthday in 2019. Conducting six war patrols in the pacific theater, she sank 11 Japanese vessels, four of which were capital or military vessels, and seven auxiliary or support vessels.

She is not in her original WWII Configuration, as after WWII she was converted to a “hunter-killer” submarine with added sonar, radar and quieting capabilities to combat the Russian threat during the Cold War. She was decommissioned in 1971 and brought to the Buffalo Naval Park in 1988. Head below to see what it was like to be part of the 80-man crew.

SS-246

Length: 311 feet
Beam: 27 feet
Draft: 17 feet
Displacement: 1,525 tons
Armament: Eight Mk-44 torpedo tubes
Complement: 81 Sailors

Formula One: Gordon Murray

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Ian Gordon Murray CBE, is a South African-born British designer of Formula One racing cars and the McLaren F1 road car. Wikipedia
BornJune 18, 1946 (age 73 years), Durban, South Africa

A fully-immersive, internet-based virtual exhibition of 40 different iconic race and road cards produced during the past 50 years of his illustrious career in vehicle design and engineering. The online exhibition, which brings to life the private ‘One Formula’ exhibition held in late 2017.

‘Walk’ among cars driven by legends including Piquet, Senna and Prost, and even ‘sit’ in the cockpits for a driver’s-eye view. Among the grand prix cars featured are the Brabham BT46B ‘Fan Car’, the BT49C which won the 1981 World Drivers’ Championship in the hands of Nelson Piquet, and the McLaren MP4/4, which Ayrton Senna drove to his first Drivers’ Championship victory in 1988.

Newark Aviation Museum

Newark Air Museum is an air museum located on a former Royal Air Force station at Winthorpe, near Newark-on-Trent in Nottinghamshire, England. The museum contains a variety of aircraft. Its address is 45 Lincoln Road. (Wikipedia)

MSC Cruise Ship

MSC Cruises is a global cruise line registered in Switzerland and based in Geneva. It was founded in Naples, Italy in 1989. MSC Cruises is the world’s largest privately held cruise company, employing about 23,500 people worldwide and having offices in 45 countries as of 2017. (Wikipedia)

Royal Caribbean: Symphony of the Seas®

Symphony of the Seas® is an Oasis-class cruise ship owned and operated by Royal Caribbean International. As of 2019 she is the largest passenger ship in the world by gross tonnage, at 228,021 GT, surpassing her sister Harmony of the Seas. (Wikipedia)
CostUS$1.35 billion (2016)
Capacity: 5,518 passengers at double occupancy; 6,680 passengers maximum;
Height72.5 m (238 ft)
Speed22 knots (41 km/h; 25 mph) cruising
Did you knowVolume-wise, Symphony of the Seas is the largest ship in the world weighing a whopping 228,081 gross registered tons. (cruisehive.com)

New England Patriots vs Houston Texans: F-15 Flyover

Brady, Gronk open season with 27-20 win over Texans

Tom Brady threw for 277 yards and three touchdowns, hitting Rob Gronkowski for 123 yards and a score Sunday to lead the defending AFC champion New England Patriots to a 27-20 victory over the Houston Texans.

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTER HOU NE
TD
11:50
Rob Gronkowski 21 Yd pass from Tom Brady (Stephen Gostkowski Kick)
3 plays, 19 yards, 1:08
0 7
FG
2:33
Ka’imi Fairbairn 42 Yd Field Goal
4 plays, -7 yards, 1:33
3 7
SECOND QUARTER HOU NE
TD
12:38
James White 12 Yd pass from Tom Brady (Stephen Gostkowski Kick)
10 plays, 75 yards, 4:55
3 14
FG
9:01
Ka’imi Fairbairn 36 Yd Field Goal
9 plays, 44 yards, 3:37
6 14
TD
0:14
Phillip Dorsett 4 Yd pass from Tom Brady (Stephen Gostkowski Kick)
8 plays, 78 yards, 1:14
6 21
THIRD QUARTER HOU NE
FG
6:02
Stephen Gostkowski 39 Yd Field Goal
10 plays, 63 yards, 3:50
6 24
TD
1:52
Alfred Blue 1 Yd Run (Ka’imi Fairbairn Kick)
10 plays, 68 yards, 4:10
13 24
FOURTH QUARTER HOU NE
FG
9:48
Stephen Gostkowski 35 Yd Field Goal
13 plays, 58 yards, 7:04
13 27
TD
2:08
Bruce Ellington 5 Yd pass from Deshaun Watson (Ka’imi Fairbairn Kick)
6 plays, 16 yards, 2:24
20 27

McMillian Auto Show: 2018

We have been invited back for the 8th annual Macmillan Cancer Support Classic Motor Show Surrey.

This is a show for everyday classic cars. Come and meet other Figaro owners in our own enclosure, on a social level, Bring a chair and picnic, Children and Dogs welcome

This is free to attend for our pre-registered members. All Figaro’s welcome. All proceeds will go to Macmillan Cancer Support.
Situated on the beautiful Clandon Park Estate by kind permission of Robin, Countess of Onslow. Clandon Park entrance is off the A246/A25 between Merrow and West Clandon, Surrey.
To register email thefigarodoctor@gmail.com
or telephone Nic on 07941 690372

Event Description: All classics welcome, silver cup presented to judge’s favorite, stalls, children’s entertainment, hospitality serving hot and cold food, picnic area, Birds of Prey display in the arena.
Please support us by coming

Standard Admission: £7 adult, £6 concession under 12
Pre-Registered car with driver+one passenger. Free (Facebook)

Gulfstream G550

The Gulfstream G550 is a business jet aircraft produced by General Dynamics’ Gulfstream Aerospace unit in Savannah, Georgia, US. The certification designation is GV-SP. There were 450 Gulfstream G550s in active service as of January 2016. A version with reduced fuel capacity was marketed as the G500. Wikipedia
SN: 5045
Range7,767.8 mi
Top speed585 mph
Wingspan94′ 0″
Unit cost42,000,000–42,000,000 USD (2010)
Number built580+ as of June 2019
Produced2003–present

Lamborghini Aventador

The Lamborghini Aventador (Spanish pronunciation: [aβentaˈðoɾ]) is a mid-engine sports car produced by the Italian automotive manufacturer Lamborghini. In keeping with Lamborghini tradition, the Aventador is named after a fighting bull.[6][7][8]

Launched on 28 February 2011 at the Geneva Motor Show, five months after its initial unveiling in Sant’Agata Bolognese, the vehicle, internally codenamed LB834, was designed to replace the then-decade-old Murciélago as the new flagship model.[9][10][11]

Soon after the Aventador’s unveiling, Lamborghini announced that it had sold 12 cars, with deliveries starting in the second half of 2011.[12] By March 2016, Lamborghini had built 5,000 Aventadors, in five years.[13]

Lamborghini Gallardo

The Lamborghini Gallardo (/ɡˈjɑːrd/Spanish: [ɡaˈʎaɾðo]) is a sports car built by the Italian automotive manufacturer Lamborghini from 2003 to 2013. It is Lamborghini’s first best-selling model with 14,022 built throughout its production run.[7] Named after a famous breed of fighting bull,[8] the V10 powered Gallardo has been Lamborghini’s sales leader and stable-mate to a succession of V12 flagship models—first to the Murciélago (4,099 built between 2001 and 2011), then to the current flagship, the Aventador. On 25 November 2013, the last Gallardo was rolled off the production line. The Gallardo was replaced by the Huracán in 2014. (Wikipedia)

Super Guppy

The Aero Spacelines Super Guppy is a large, wide-bodied cargo aircraft that was used for hauling outsize cargo components in 1962. It was the successor to the Pregnant Guppy, the first of the Guppy aircraft produced by Aero Spacelines. Five were built in two variants, both of which were colloquially referred to as the “Super Guppy”. This is the second.

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Northrop F-5A Freedom Fighter

The capture was done during a temporal expo by Air Museum of Madrid in the city of Gijon. The Northrop F-5A and F-5B Freedom Fighter and the F-5E and F-5F Tiger II are part of a supersonic light fighter family, initially designed in the late 1950s by Northrop Corporation. Being smaller and simpler than contemporaries such as the McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II, the F-5 cost less to both procure and operate, making it a popular export aircraft. The F-5 started life as a privately funded light fighter program by Northrop in the 1950s. The design team wrapped a small, highly aerodynamic fighter around two compact and high-thrust General Electric J85 engines, focusing on performance and low cost of maintenance.

Titanic

RMS Titanic was a British passenger liner that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean in 1912, after colliding with an iceberg during her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City.

 

Logan County Transportation Museum

The Logan County Transportation Museum addition opened in April 2014. The building was designed by architect Karen Beasley of Beasley Architecture and Design in Bellefontaine. It was designed in the spirit of the Big Four/New York Central Roundhouse railroad that stood in Bellefontaine from the late 1890s to the 1960s.

The building was made possible through a Transportation Enhancement Grant from the Ohio Department of Transportation. The ODOT grant paid 80% of the $3 million project. The Historical Society raised the rest of the money through donations from local businesses, industries and individuals. The complete list of donors can be seen in the entry of the Transportation

Museum, as well as a dedication board acknowledging many individuals who played a key role in the project.

The first floor bays are dedicated to numerous exhibits on Logan County’s important role in transportation.

The second floor houses the Logan County Genealogical Society and their library and the Logan County Historical Society’s Archives, as well as the AcuSport Meeting Room.

St. Simons Lighthouse Museum

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Climb to the top of St. Simons Lighthouse, a maritime landmark on the southern tip of St. Simons Island, Georgia. Completed in 1872, the lighthouse stands 104 feet tall, and has a 129-step cast iron spiral staircase that leads to the lantern room. Soak in the 360° views of the Atlantic Ocean and St. Simons Sound from the glallery deck. The lighthouse is still in operation today, and helps guide ships into the nearby sound.

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Diving Museum

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If you are looking for a great family day out, why not visit the Diving Museum? We have a fascinating selection of exhibits that will entertain, inform and educate the whole family. We were voted one of the top six family-friendly museums in the UK in 2015!

The museum was established in 2011 by The Historical Diving Society. It is located in a Victorian military battery in Gosport on the shores of The Solent. It is the only museum of its kind in the UK.

Gosport has a claim to being the ‘home’ of the global diving industry. In 1832 the Deane brothers (the inventors of the diving helmet) carried out the world’s first commercial dive just off the coast of the Isle of Wight. John Deane subsequently moved to Gosport to continue working on local wrecks. Their invention suddenly made underwater exploration possible and the new ‘art of diving’ was soon practiced all around the world. The prototype helmet which the Deane brothers used to perfect their diving helmet is currently on display in the Diving Museum.

Although it is small, the museum has a wide range of diving equipment including diving bells, chambers, and atmospheric diving suits. Every kind of diving is represented – recreational, military, scientific, commercial and even breath-hold diving. And every era from ancient to modern. There is something for everyone in this fascinating museum. A great family day out!

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World War II Glider & Military Museum

The World War II Glider and Military Museum opened in July 2011, features one of only seven fully-restored CG-4A gliders in the world, as well as extensive military displays. During World War II, the Ford Motor Company’s plant in Kingsford built more Model CG-4A gliders for the United States Army than any other company in the nation at much less cost than other manufacturers. (Menominee Range Historical Foundation)

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Boeing 737-130 Prototype

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The Prototype “Baby Boeing”

The 737 is the smallest and most popular jetliner in the Boeing airline family. Since 1967, over 8,000 “Baby Boeings” have been built or ordered. The short-haul 737 is dependable, economical and can operate from unprepared grass and gravel runways — making it a popular choice of many airlines throughout the world.

The Museum’s aircraft is the first production 737. The prototype made its first flight with Brien Wygle and Lew Wallick at the controls on April 9, 1967. Boeing used the 737 as a flight test aircraft before it became NASA’s Transport Systems Research Vehicle in 1974. Based at the Langley Research Center in Virginia, the 737 was used to test many technological innovations including a virtual cockpit, electronic flight displays, and airborne wind shear detection systems.

NASA Pilot

“The 737 was a wonderful plane,” says NASA research pilot Lee Person. “It could do things that other airplanes simply couldn’t.” High praise from the former Marine fighter pilot who’s flown over 130 aircraft in his 41-year career, including the Hawker XV-6A Kestrel (forerunner to the Harrier jet fighter). From 1974 to 1995, Person and fellow pilot Dick Yenni flew the 737 prototype in more than 20 different aerial research projects for NASA.

This aircraft is on loan from NASA, Langley Research Center. (Museum of Flight)

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Boeing 727-022

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One of the world’s classic airliners, the Boeing 727 was developed to provide economic low-altitude, high-speed cruising capability. From the time it was first flown, in February of 1963, until production ended in 1984, a total of 1,832 had rolled off factory lines and had seen service with more than 100 different airlines.

The Museum’s airplane was the first 727 ever produced. Following the conclusion of Boeing’s flight-test program, it entered regular passenger service with United Airlines. On March 2, 2016, this aircraft made one last flight from the Museum’s Restoration Center to Boeing Field where it will remain on display through the Summer and moved into a permanent display in the Aviation Pavilion in Fall, 2016. (Museum of Flight)

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Boeing 247D

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The first modern airliner, the Boeing 247 marked the beginning of a new era. Versatile, easy to maneuver, and economical to operate, the 247 quickly outperformed other transports of the period. United Air Lines, which had a monopoly on the production of 247s, was soon outdistancing its competition. This forced TWA to go to Douglas Aircraft to request a new plane which could compete with — even outperform — the 247. The result of this challenge was the development of one of the most significant planes in aviation history — the Douglas DC-3. (Museum of Flight)

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Antonov An-2 Colt

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According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the Antonov An-2 Colt’s 45-year production run is one of the longest ever for any aircraft. The plane is the workhorse of underdeveloped countries, prized for its multi-use capabilities, extraordinary slow-flight and short takeoff and landing capabilities, and its ability to handle extreme weather conditions and unimproved runways.

The An-2 is the largest single-engine biplane ever produced, in addition to its home factory in the former Soviet Union the plane has seen production runs in the Ukraine, Poland, and China. Fitted with a 1,000-horsepower 9-cylinder Shvetsov ASH-62 radial engine, the An-2 has no stall speed recorded in its operating handbook and pilots have been known to fly the biplane under full control at 30 mph. A note from the pilot’s handbook reads:

“If the engine quits in instrument conditions (blind flying when you can’t see the ground) or at night, the pilot should pull the control column full aft (it won’t stall) and keep the wings level. The leading-edge slats will snap out at about 40mph (64km/h), and when the airplane slows to a forward speed of about 25mph [40km/h], the airplane will sink at about a parachute descent rate until the aircraft hits the ground.”

In 1998, The Museum of Flight’s An-2 Antonov named Polar 1 participated in a commemorative polar flight honoring the fight originally made from Barrow, Alaska, USA to Spitsbergen, Norway in April of 1928 by Eielson and Wilkins. The Museum’s aircraft landed at the North Pole on April 13, 1998, and was donated at the completion of the return flight by owner Shane Lundgren. (Museum of Flight)

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Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner

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This particular 787, ZA003, was the third Dreamliner built. It first flew on March 14, 2010. In addition to its role in the flight test and certification program, Boeing flew Number 3 to 23 countries during a global showcase of the 787 called the Dream Tour. While on exhibit at the Museum, the airplane’s interior will be partially configured as an airliner and flight test aircraft, with the remaining space devoted to displays covering the development of the 787, including artifacts from the program. (Museum of Flight)

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Boeing 747-121 Prototype

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The growing worldwide demand for air travel during the 1960s led to the development of the 747, the first “Jumbo Jet.” Merely recalling the early days of the 747 program “brings sweat to the palms of my hands,” Boeing’s then-president, William Allen, said years after the giant aircraft had been developed. Requiring the company to risk much of its net worth, the development of the world’s largest passenger aircraft was a formidable undertaking. It is taller than a six-story building, has seating for 374 passengers (up to 550 in some configurations), a takeoff weight of more than 300 tons (or ten fully-loaded 18 wheel trucks), and enough fuel in its tanks to power a small automobile around the globe 36 times. The 747 is one the most recognizable aircraft in the world and represents a milestone in the evolution of aviation design.

The Museum of Flight’s aircraft was the first 747 ever built – serial number 001. It first flew on February 9, 1969, over Western Washington. Later, this aircraft served as a testbed for 747 systems improvements and new engine developments for other Boeing commercial jets, including the state-of-the-art Boeing 777 engine program. (Museum of Flight)

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Consolidated B-24J Liberator | Collings Foundation

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This plane is the world’s only fully restored and flying Consolidated B-24J Liberator. The restoration took over five years and 97,000+ hours and involved original crew members and builders. Today, she is painted as “Witchcraft” in honor of the veterans of the 8th Air Force, who flew in the European Theater during WWII. The plan visits over 120 cities nationwide each year, flying as part of the Wings of Freedom Tour with the Collings Foundation. More than 18,000 Consolidated B-24 Liberator planes were built, making it one of the most produced heavy bomber and multi-engine aircraft in history. During World War II, it served in every branch of the US Armed Forces and in every combat theater. Design improvements allowed the plane a long range, high speed, and heavy bomb load. The Collings Foundation organizes living history events to help Americans learn more about their heritage through direct participation.

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Seal Cove Auto Museum

The Seal Cove Auto Museum fosters joyful experiences for people of all ages and interests. Our collection features some of the earliest automobiles and motorcycles, as well as clothing and accessories, from 1895 through the early 1920s. Antique auto enthusiasts, history buffs, as well as anyone who simply loves stories or wants to experience something entirely different, will delight in this unique collection.

Inspired by over 50 vehicles, the Museum shares exciting stories about this transformational time in American history. Stories about invention and innovation, art, design, women’s rights, and social and economic changes can be traced through the early automobile, when inventors were experimenting with steam, electricity, and gas-powered engines. The Seal Cove Auto Museum shares these stories — the innovation, ingenuity, and the power of imagination — that created these vehicles and transformed life in America.

The current exhibit, Selling Lifestyle and Leisure: Art, Advertising, and the Automobile, uses a combination of original advertisements, large-scale reproductions, special ‘guest’ vehicles, and multi-media presentations, to tell the story of automobile advertising and design, the social trends that shaped the ads, and the talented artists and illustrators who created them.

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Train World: AM 35 Electric Locomotive

An electric locomotive is a locomotive powered by electricity from overhead lines, a third rail or onboard energy storage such as a battery or a supercapacitor. (Wikipedia)

Train World is a railway museum in Belgium and the official museum of the National Railway Company of Belgium. It is situated in the preserved buildings of Schaarbeek railway station and in a new shed built to its north. (Wikipedia)

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Shelburne Museum: Steamboat Ticonderoga

The steamboat Ticonderoga is one of two remaining side-paddle-wheel passenger steamers with a vertical beam engine of the type that provided freight and passenger service on America’s bays, lakes and rivers from the early 19th to the mid-20th centuries. Commissioned by the Champlain Transportation Company, Ticonderoga was built in 1906 at the Shelburne Shipyard in Shelburne, Vermont on Lake Champlain. (Wikipedia)

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Concorde

British and French aerospace companies collaborated to design and build 20 Concorde aircraft between 1966 and 1979. Flying with Air France and British Airways, the supersonic jets offered a luxurious and speedy trip across the Atlantic for 27 years. Capable of speeds over two times the speed of sound and at altitudes up to 60,000 feet (18,290 m), the Concorde could fly from London to New York and return in the time it took a conventional aircraft to go one way. Flagging demand and rising operating expenses finally ended Concorde service — symbolizing a lost era of luxury travel.

The Museum’s aircraft, registration code G-BOAG, is referred to as “Alpha Golf.” It was first flown in April 1978 and delivered to British Airways in 1980. Equipped with four powerful Rolls-Royce/SNECMA Olympus 593 Mk. 610 turbojet engines, the Alpha Golf logged more than 5,600 takeoffs and over 16,200 flight hours while in service. The Museum’s aircraft retirement flight was on Nov. 5, 2003. On its way to The Museum of Flight, the Alpha Golf set a New York City-to-Seattle speed record of 3 hours, 55 minutes, and 12 seconds. Much of the flight was over northern Canada, where it flew supersonic for 1 hour, 34 minutes and 4 seconds. (Museum of Flight)

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Sportwagen Teiber

Welcome to Sportwagen Teiber – your partner for high-quality cars, sports cars, and exotics.
Since 1993 we share our own enthusiasm for special automobiles with our customers and partners.

Over the years, we have developed into a specialist for unusual models, youth dreams, rarities and collectors’ vehicles of the highest quality.

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Art of the Automobile & Artworks by Amy Weeks

Art of the Automobile is proud to be an Artweek Massachusetts event. We are a unique educational motorsport event, showcased in the City of Boston that allows participants from Automotive collectors and enthusiasts of all levels to join in putting on a display for the general public. This spring’s event benefactor, the Martin Richard Foundation(TeamMR8.org), allows our Automotive community to ‘foster greater togetherness, compassion, peace and kindness in our communities through activities that build bridges and bring people together’. In particular, the funds raised by this event will go to organizing programming at Martin’s Park at the Smith Family Waterfront next to the Boston Children’s Museum.

Artwork by Maharishi University graduate Amy Weeks. Captured by: HistoryView.org

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Rensselaer Model Railroad Society

Rensselaer Model Railroad Society is the only student-directed community outreach project at Rensselaer Union.  The club constructions and operates an HO scale layout that recreates some 40 local scenes from Troy to the Canadian Border, all set in 1950.

We meet on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Friday evenings, 7-9 pm, Saturday afternoons, 1-3 pm.  Entrance is by the waterfalls behind the Commons.  If you ring the doorbell, it can take a long time for us to get upstairs so please be patient. We also host small groups (five or less) to see the layout in a short (5-10 min.) tour, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, noon-5 pm.

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Roads and Rails Museum

Founded by David Burroughs, Roads & Rails Museum celebrates miniature railroads. The museum houses one of the largest miniature world model train displays in the country and is designed to be a fun display of three-dimensional art, combined with sound and movement.  It is a miniature world complete with a zoo, circus, working volcano, walk-through mountains, subway, coal mine, castle and towns with moving trains, trolleys, cars and trucks.  With a gift shop and much more!

Roads and Rails Museum is a great family-friendly experience that is fun for all ages.

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Lake Arrowhead Queen Tour Boat

Nestled in the magnificent San Bernardino National Forest, surrounded by pine, cedar, and dogwood, at an altitude of 5100′, an area described as the “Alps of Southern California”, and known as “the best kept secret on the West Coast, is a stunningly beautiful, cozy and quaint mountain resort paradise called Lake Arrowhead. Our community features countless outdoor recreational activities such as hiking, backpacking, camping, bicycling, lake tours, water and snow skiing, ice skating, fishing, horseback riding, and much more. With the stunning scenery and wildlife, comes a natural peacefulness that has lured people to these mountains for centuries. (Lake Arrowhead Queen) Captured by: ReOrbitVR

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Henry Ford Museum: Rosa Parks Bus

On Dec. 1, 1955, Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on this bus and was arrested for violating segregation law. Her arrest sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott, which lasted for 381 days until segregation on public buses was repealed. Parks’ stance and the boycott were important events that raised awareness for the civil rights movement. Today, the bus is preserved at the Henry Ford Museum. In this model, board the bus and take Parks’ seat in the third row on the left. (Matterport)

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Penlee Lifeboat

RNLB ON-1265 Ivan Ellen – Severn Class

The Severn has a sheerline that sweeps down for ease of survivor recovery. The Penlee Lifeboat is inherently self-righting and should it be knocked over in extreme weather, it will automatically right itself within a few seconds. Her propellers and rudders lie in partial tunnels set into the hull that, along with the two bilge keels, provide excellent protection from damage in shallow water. In addition to her twin engines, the Severn is fitted with a hydraulic-powered bow thruster for improved maneuverability. The comprehensive electronics include VHF and MF radios with DSC functionality, VHF direction finder, DGPS with electronic chart system and radar. The Severn carries a small Y boat, which is an inflatable daughter boat complete with a 15hp outboard engine. This small craft can be launched with a crane and is used in moderate conditions to access areas where the lifeboat cannot reach. Comprehensive first aid equipment includes stretchers, oxygen, and Entonox. Other equipment includes a portable salvage pump carried in a watertight container. The last Severn class lifeboat was built in 2004. The lifeboats undergo a regular condition-based maintenance regime to check their condition.

Date introduced:  1995

On station:  March 2003

ON: 1265

Launch type:  Afloat

Number in fleet:  35 at stations plus 9 in the relief fleet

Last built: 2004

Crew: Nominal 7

Length:  17.3m

Beam/width:  5.9m

Draught/depth:  1.78m

Displacement: 42 tonnes

Max speed:  25 knots

Fuel capacity:  5,600 litres

Operating range/endurance:  250 nautical miles

Construction:
Hull:
 fiber-reinforced composite with single-skin section below the chine and 100mm thick foam-cored sandwich
Above deck and superstructure: 25mm foam-cored sandwich

Engines:  2 x Caterpillar 3412 TA marine diesel; 1,250hp each at 2,300rpm

Survivor capacity:  Self-righting – 28 – Non-self-righting – 124

Funded by: Mr Harold Ivan Leach

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New Brighton Area History Center

The New Brighton Area Historical Society (NBAHS);  DSC1129the Exchange Hotel in 1891, built to accommodate the cattlemen coming to the stockyards; the Bulwer Junction Depot, now the New Brighton History Center; the stockyards at the turn of the century; and the railroad, all of which helped put New Brighton on the map.

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Rose Island Lighthouse

The Rose Island Light, built in 1870, is on Rose Island in Narragansett Bay in Newport, Rhode Island in the United States. It is preserved, maintained and operated by The Rose Island Lighthouse Foundation.

One of a group of New England lighthouses built to an award-winning design by Vermont architect Albert Dow,[3] Rose Island Light has sisters at Sabin PointPomham Rocks, and Colchester Reef. The lighthouse stands atop a bastion of Fort Hamilton, which was built in 1798-1800.

The building was abandoned as a functioning lighthouse in 1970, when the Newport Bridge was constructed nearby. In 1984, the Rose Island Lighthouse Foundation was founded to restore the dilapidated light on behalf of the City of Newport, which had received it for free from the United States government.[5] In 1987, the federal government listed the lighthouse on the National Register of Historic Places. In 1992 it was relit as a private aid to navigation.[1][2]

The lighthouse is today a travel destination, reached only by boat. For a fee to the Foundation, visitors can spend a night as a guest or a week as the “lighthouse keeper,” completing many of the chores required to keep the lighthouse in good condition. (Wikipedia)

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HMS Belfast | Imperial War Museums

The HMS Belfast was originally a light cruiser vessel built for the United Kingdom’s Royal Navy. Commissioned in 1939 shortly before World War II, the HMS Belfast was used in the Royal Navy’s war efforts including a naval blockade against Germany, escort missions for the Soviet Union, and the Battle of North Cape. During World War II, the HMS Belfast also supported the Normandy landings. Today, the ship permanently sits along the River Thames in London, UK as a museum. (Wikipedia)

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Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

“Flying Fortress” because of its many machine gun mounts. Only a few of these historic aircrafts survive today. In this model, you can explore the entire body of the plane, including the cockpit, bombardier’s seat, radio room, and the fuselage.This particular aircraft was restored to wartime configuration by The Collings Foundation. It is named “Nine-O-Nine” in honor of a 91st Bomb Group, 323rd Squadron plane of the same name which completed 140 missions without an abort or loss of a single crewman. Today, she flies as part of the Wings of Freedom tour. The Collings Foundation organizes living history events to help Americans learn more about their heritage through direct participation. (Matterport)

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Boeing B-29 Superfortress

The Boeing B-29 Superfortress is a heavy bomber used primarily by the United State in both World War II and the Korean War. This particular plane, known as T-Square 54, flew 37 bombing missions with the 87th Bomb Squadron, 498th Bomb Group in World War II and was converted to an aerial refueling tanker for the Korean War. Today, this Boeing B-29 can be found in the Museum of Flight in Seattle, Washington. (Matterport)

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Air Ambulance Eurocopter EC135

The Eurocopter EC135 (now Airbus Helicopters H135) is a twin-engine civil light utility helicopter produced by Airbus Helicopters (formerly known as Eurocopter). It is capable of flight under instrument flight rules (IFR) and is outfitted with digital flight controls. It entered service in 1996; over a thousand aircraft have been produced to date. It is widely used by police and ambulance services and for executive transport; by 2013, more than 500 EC135s were providing helicopter emergency medical services across the world. While the EC135 is primarily used by civil operators, a combat-capable military-orientated variant of the EC135, designated as the Eurocopter EC635, has also been produced. (Wikipedia)

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Valdez Railroad Tunnel

The Valdez Railroad Tunnel was hand-cut starting in 1905. Nine companies were battling to take advantage of the short route from the coast to copper country. Progress on the tunnel was interrupted and after a gun battle, construction halted and the tunnel was never finished. You can read about the tunnel and these events in Rex Beach’s novel, The Iron Trail. (Matterport)

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Royal Air Force Vulcan Bomber

The Avro Vulcan (later Hawker Siddeley Vulcan from July 1963) is a jet-powered tailless delta wing high-altitude strategic bomber, which was operated by the Royal Air Force (RAF) from 1956 until 1984. Aircraft manufacturer A.V. Roe and Company (Avro) designed the Vulcan in response to Specification B.35/46. Of the three V bombers produced, the Vulcan was considered the most technically advanced and hence the riskiest option. Several scale aircraft, designated Avro 707, were produced to test and refine the delta wing design principles.

The Vulcan B.1 was first delivered to the RAF in 1956; deliveries of the improved Vulcan B.2 started in 1960. The B.2 featured more powerful engines, a larger wing, an improved electrical system and electronic countermeasures (ECM); many were modified to accept the Blue Steel missile. As a part of the V-force, the Vulcan was the backbone of the United Kingdom’s airborne nuclear deterrent during much of the Cold War. Although the Vulcan was typically armed with nuclear weapons, it was capable of conventional bombing missions, a capability which was used in Operation Black Buck during the Falklands War between the United Kingdom and Argentina in 1982.

The Vulcan had no defensive weaponry, initially relying upon high-speed high-altitude flight to evade interception. Electronic countermeasures were employed by the B.1 (designated B.1A) and B.2 from circa 1960. A change to low-level tactics was made in the mid-1960s. In the mid-1970s nine Vulcans were adapted for maritime radar reconnaissance operations, redesignated as B.2 (MRR). In the final years of service, six Vulcans were converted to the K.2 tanker configuration for aerial refueling.

After retirement by the RAF one example, B.2 XH558, named “The Spirit of Great Britain” was restored for use in display flights and air shows, whilst two other B.2s, XL426, and XM655, have been kept in taxiable condition for ground runs and demonstrations at London Southend Airport and Wellesbourne Mountford Airfield respectively. B.2 XH558 flew for the last time in October 2015, before also being kept in taxiable condition at Doncaster Sheffield Airport. (Wikipedia)

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“Air Force One” Boeing VC-137B

The Flying Oval Office

The first presidential jet plane, a specially built Boeing 707-120, is known as SAM (Special Air Missions) 970. This aircraft, as well as any other Air Force aircraft, carried the call sign “Air Force One” when the president was aboard. Delivered in 1959 to replace Eisenhower’s Super-Constellation, the high-speed jet transport is a flying Oval Office with a modified interior and sophisticated communication equipment.

Jet technology gave a president the opportunity to meet face-to-face with world leaders easily. SAM 970 has carried presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon as well as VIPs such as Nikita Khrushchev and Henry Kissinger.

By 1962, SAM 970 was replaced by a newer Boeing VC-137C. But SAM 970 remained in the presidential fleet ferrying VIPs and the Vice-President until June of 1996.

This aircraft is on loan from the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (Museum of Flight)

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Mount Rainier Railroad & Logging Museum

Located in the small town of Elbe in beautiful Washington State is a heritage railroad south of Mount Rainier National Park. Passengers enjoy steam train rides through the forest and across the glacial fed Upper Nisqually River to a museum located in Mineral, Washington. Museum exhibits offer a chance to explore a comprehensive collection of steam logging locomotives and discover the stories behind the pioneers of railroad logging camps in the early to mid-1900’s. Excursions and museum visits are scheduled on summer and fall weekends with thrilling holiday excursions each winter! (Mount Rainier Railroad & Logging Museum)

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MV Polar Prince

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CCGS Sir Humphrey Gilbert was a Canadian Coast Guard light icebreaker and now a privately owned Arctic icebreaker Polar Prince. The ship entered service with the Department of Transport Marine Service in 1959 and transferred to the newly created Canadian Coast Guard in 1962, active until 1986. The icebreaker was sold to private interests in Newfoundland and the ship sat idle after 2001 until resold in 2009 to GTX Technology Canada Limited and renamed Polar Prince. Rebuilt, the icebreaker is now plying the waters of the Arctic Ocean. In 2017, the vessel was temporarily rechristened Canada C3 and used for a high-profile voyage around Canada’s three maritime coasts as part of the nation’s 150th anniversary. In 2002, the icebreaker was sold to Puddister Trading Co. Ltd of St. John’s and renamed Polar Prince. In 2002, the vessel was acquired by Star Line Inc. In 2005, the vessel was laid up at Clarenville, Newfoundland, and Labrador and put up for sale by Star Line on eBay. The vessel was later sold to GX Technologies of Calgary, Alberta in 2009 and modernized. (Wikipedia)

NASA Shuttle Fuselage Trainer

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The FFT is a full-scale mockup of the space shuttle orbiter — without the wings. It was used as a testbed for upgrades to the shuttle fleet and for astronaut training such as extra-vehicular activity (EVA) and emergency egress. Built at Johnson Space Center in the 1970s, it was the oldest mockup in the Space Vehicle Mockup Facility (SVMF). The FFT includes flight-quality systems, such as a payload bay, lighting and closed circuit TV (CCTV).

The Space Vehicle Mockup Facility (SVMF) was located inside Building 9 of Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. It housed several space shuttle mockups, including the FFT, as well as mockups of every major pressurized module on the International Space Station. It was primarily used for astronaut training and systems familiarization.

It typically took at least a year and sometimes longer for astronauts to train, depending on the objectives of the mission. Each crew spent up to 100 hours training in the SVMF in more than 20 separate classes.

While many of the systems in the SVMF are flight-like, they do not contain what is generally known as simulators (as used to train pilots). Instead, the FFT and other trainers in the SVMF were used for astronaut training in housekeeping, in-flight maintenance, stowage familiarity, ingress/egress, etc.

It took a versatile team comprising a variety of skills and experience to develop, maintain and operate the Space Vehicle Mockup Facility. Specialists such as designers, engineers, project managers, electronic technicians and shop technicians were used to create the accurate mockups to train astronauts, test systems, and procedures, and serve as gravity-bound simulations. (Museum of Flight)