Posts for 2016

SD Film Premiere!

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WW2 Royal Air Force Ace Fighter Pilot To Appear at South Dakota Film Premiere

South Dakota Public Broadcasting to also premiere film

(SIOUX FALLS, SD) — Royal Air Force (RAF) Flight Lieutenant John Wilkinson will be honored at the Premiere of “The Gentleman Next Door,” a short film documenting his WWII experiences this 28 October at the South Dakota Air & Space Museum.

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First Annual Community Appreciation Day Wraps Up

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The First Annual Community Appreciation Day has wrapped up and we hope to host it again next year! To see all that's happened, be sure to read on!

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First Annual Community Appreciation Day

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Lt Col (Ret.) Grove Rathbun Tribute

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Not long ago one of the aviators featured in the South Dakota Air & Space Museum passed away.  We want to recognize Lieutenant Colonel (retired) Grove A. Rathbun’s service to the nation and to South Dakota aviation.  Colonel Rathbun was born in the town of Deadwood in the Black Hills of South Dakota.  

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Pilot's Log: D'vine Flight

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The 2nd Annual flight has successfully flown the course

An enjoyable evening, with stellar wines, beers, and entertainment took off last weekend at the museum.  Everything would not have been possible without all the support from volunteers, contributors, vendors, and visitors alike . Read more for details on this year's event and all those who made it truly a night to remember!

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D'Vine Flight at South Dakota Air and Space Museum- March 11th, 2016

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The Ellsworth Heritage Foundation Presents

Wine and Beer Tasting

at the

South Dakota Air & Space Museum

Friday, March 11th 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.

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Hot Wings are available this Spring!

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Hot Wings Have Landed!
Being one of the few aviation gift shops in the Black Hills, we're committed to bringing in unique aircraft items that you really can't find at any other South Dakota museum or shop. This dedication means aircraft and military aviation gifts, souvenirs, and collectables of all kinds are always on the runway and ready to take off with visitors when they come through the Black Hills.
These "Hot Wings" are made out of die-cast metal, and come in a large variety of military, private, and WWII aircraft along with helicopters and even the Space Shuttle.

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Aviation Technology Being Put to the Road

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Normally, Rotec Radial Engines are being put to good use in aircraft.
However, JRL motorcycles found a way to change the normal purpose of the 171 cubic inch displacement 2800 cc engine.

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