Redesigned tomswarbirds.com went live 03.25.2018

March 27th, 2018
by tmszewczuk

Our redesigned web site is now live and sitemaps submitted to search engines!


The new site opens with several improvements centered around a much improved user photograph and video image viewing experience on any platform from desktop to mobile ie “responsive”. The cornerstone software implemented is The Turning Gate’s “Backlight” product. The main advantage gained is improved publishing from Adobe’s Lightroom Creative Cloud with faster collection updating. We purchased the software package with TTG’s add-ons: pages, theater, galleria which permit really cool album customizations and full page displays. There are well over 4,000 images and over 100 youtube video links on our server with almost no lag on mobile loading when viewing on phone WiFi, LTE, 3G.


Our previous web site was actually two sites in one: hand coded html, java portal and piwigo album sql database. This worked well for 5 years with no downtime, timely auto updates and great support via piwigo’s forum. User comments redirected us to look for a more modern, clean and most importantly, a site viewable on phone, tablet, desktop. We accomplished all user requests and maintained full functionality of previous site.


So, if you’re reading this post stop over to tomwarbirds.com and take us for a test drive and please let us know what you think!

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2018 Reading WWII Weekend June 1-3 2018

March 31st, 2018
by tmszewczuk

See Airshow Performers here

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2018, May Gathering of B-17’s Urbana, OH

April 2nd, 2018
by tmszewczuk

 

 

 

 

 

MAY 2018 – ONE GREAT WEEK of B-17’s!

GRIMES, OHIO EVENT: MAY 14-15, 2018

Hosted by Champaign Aviation Museum

Grimes Field Urbana Municipal Airport
Gathering of B-17’s: Urbana May 2018
B-17 Rides & Static Displays

DAYTON, OHIO EVENT: MAY 17-19, 2018
Hosted by: National Museum of the U.S. Air Force B-17F Memphis Belle™ Exhibit Opening & Display

GRIMES, OHIO EVENT: MAY 19-20, 2018
Hosted by Champaign Aviation Museum
Grimes Field Urbana Municipal Airport
Gathering of B-17’s: Urbana May 2018
B-17 Rides & Static Displays

All information is only published as the best of what we have heard or learned as media from credible sources about the coming events in May 2018. The Gathering of B-17’s: Urbana May 2018 FACEBOOK page is for FANS and not published by the Champaign Aviation Museum or U.S. Air Force Museum.

The B-17F Memphis BelleTM will be placed on permanent public display on Thursday, May 17, 2018, with celebratory events on May 17-19, 2018 at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.

The preliminary schedule of events is as follows:
Thursday, ay 17, 2018
•B-17F Memphis BelleTM Exhibit ribbon cutting
•WWII aircraft on static display on the runway behind the museum
•WWII reenactors and vehicles
•Air Force Museum Theatre Living History Event ($)

Friday, May 18, 2018
•B-17F Memphis BelleTM Exhibit open
•WWII aircraft on static display on the runway behind the museum
•WWII reenactors and vehicles
•Glenn Miller Concert

Saturday, May 19, 2018
•B-17F Memphis BelleTM Exhibit open
•WWII aircraft flyovers throughout the day
•WWII reenactors and vehicles
•Air Force Museum Theatre Living History Event ($)

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