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First-class dining at The Airplane Restaurant in Colorado Springs

First-class dining at The Airplane Restaurant in Colorado Springs

By on Sep 17, 2018 in Aviation History | 0 comments

For an aviation buff, Colorado Springs is known for two great air museums, Peterson Air & Space Museum and National Museum of World War II Aviation. We visited both in one day and when it came to decide where to break for lunch between the two, the choice was obvious: Solo’s Restaurant, also commonly known as The Airplane Restaurant. Advertisement The main...

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Ford Trimotor and B-17 “Aluminum Overcast” rides at the Long Beach airport

Ford Trimotor and B-17 “Aluminum Overcast” rides at the Long Beach airport

By on Mar 9, 2017 in Aviation Events | 0 comments

The Ford Trimotor, built by the Ford Company between 1925 and 1933, was America’s first successful luxury airliner with leather passenger seats, hardwood paneling and window curtains. Nicknamed the “Tin Goose” due to its all-metal construction, it was called by Henry Ford as “the safest airliner around”  partially because of it. The Trimotor...

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Boeing KC-97L Stratofreighter - March Field Air Museum

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