2015 CAF AZ Wing Museum posted in Photo gallery and Lr gallery

July 17th, 2015
by tmszewczuk

Visited this small CAF museum in Mesa, AZ on July 3rd 2015.  I posted pictures of our visit.  The restoration area was small but quite busy.  All of this was shot with my wife’s point-and-shoot FujiFilm camera.  B-17 “Sentimental Journey” was not there which is the reason we went.

Visit CAF web site Here.

Visit My Photo Gallery Here.

Visit My Lr Gallery Here.

 

 

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tomswarbirds.com Lightroom Galleries undergoing upgrade from Flash to TTG CE4 Page (html)

July 17th, 2015
by tmszewczuk

The position of the global digital community is: Adobe Flash is dead due to all the security flaws found in this plugin.  I have started upgrading the old Adobe Flash Web galleries (pre Lightroom 6) on the site to TTG (The Turning Gate CE4 Page template).  TTG substitutes html for Flash (files are created in .php).  With the advent of Lightroom 6 (Lr6) new features, I am re-evaluating and re-editing past slides (time consuming).

The TTG visual slide presentations in Lr Gallery will be vastly different than the original Adobe flash shows.  Most notability, TTG will only display 50 slides at a time for the desktop slide show.  After 50 you must hit “Next” to go to next page and hit the play arrow (top right).  I am told a fix is coming to allow full slide show playing.  The mobile version of TTG is unaffected but does not offer auto slideshow presentation (you must click the right and left arrows on the slide to advance forward or backward (annoying).  You can watch the same slide shows with full play/replay/pause by going to the “Photo Gallery” Tab.

The only item on this site that remains “Flash” is the header of every tomswarbirds.com page (excluding piwigo library).  A fix to remove this flash is coming as well.

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Reading, PA WWII weekend photos are posted to tomswarbirds.com

June 12th, 2015
by tmszewczuk

 

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Mid Atlantic Air Museum 25th Annual WWII Weekend June 5th, 6th, 7th

May 11th, 2015
by tmszewczuk

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Watch Video: HERE

This year, as you explore the Home Front area at World War II Weekend, you can step back in time and into the new Victory Theater.  Here, running continuously through the three-day event , you will be entertained and informed by WWII vintage cartoons and short features.  So take a load off those tired dogs, have a seat, and enjoy some freshly popped corn.  Watch this Victory Theater promo video presented by a few familiar friends.

STAND IN THE DOOR!  GO!  GO!  GO!…

The WWII Airborne Demonstration Team of Frederick, Oklahoma will make their premier appearance at the 2015 World War II Weekend. Show attendees will be able to watch as the paratroopers “chuting-up” in correct WWII uniforms and equipment. On Saturday and Sunday a full stick of paratroopers will execute a static line jump from the Warriors and Warbirds Museum’s C-46  “Tinker Belle”.  You are not going to want to miss this!  Order your tickets now!

                                    SPONSORED by  THE ABRAHAM LINCOLN – A HISTORIC HOTEL

ANOTHER HEAVY JOINS THE FORMATION

The rare and renowned B-24 “Diamond Lil” will join her hangar-mate, ‘FIFI’, on the ramp and in the skies over Reading at the 25th Anniversary World War II Weekend.  As if that was not enough, the grand old lady will also be joining the squadron of warbirds booking rides at the show, making an even dozen from which to choose. Make your reservation to fly aboard either or both of these fabulous heavy bombers directly with the CAF . All the intel and links can be found on the Warbird Rides Page.

INTRODUCING THE 2015  WWII WEEKEND SPECIAL GUESTS

Meet this year’s 32 Special Guest World War II Veterans by clicking the bomb link on the right side of this page.

SILVER ANNIVERSARY GATHERING OF WARBIRDS

The 25th Annual WWII Weekend Airshow Roster has been uploaded.  The attending planes range from a Tiger Moth to a Superfortress this year.  Of course, our magnificent P-61 ‘Back Widow’ will be front and center on the ramp for a close-up inspection.   Check them all out by clicking on the Airshow Roster bomb link.

WARBIRD RIDES – TIME TO START DREAMING

Although you can’t make a reservation until March 3, you can certainly check out the available mounts and all the details.   Choose between three trainers, a transport, two fighters, and five bombers.  Click the Warbird Rides bomb link to the right.  It’s time to rob the piggy bank and make a bucket-list wish come true.

2015 WWII WEEKEND TICKETS ON SALE

Advance, discounted tickets  are now on sale for MAAM’s big Silver Anniversary WWII Weekend at our  On-Line Store now.  Place your order, or tell Santa you want to find these in your stocking this year.  Mail order and telephone orders will be accepted starting January 30.

WWII WEEKEND ON FACEBOOK

The Mid-Atlantic Air Museum is on Facebook!  Please check it out and become a fan, then invite all your friends to do the same.  You are welcome to post your own WWII Weekend comments, photos, and videos on the page. Pass it on, buddy!

HERE ARE THE DATES FOR FUTURE WWII WEEKEND SHOWS

In case you like to plan long-range, MAAM’s WWII Weekend is always held the first full weekend (including Friday) in June. 

June 5-6-7, 2015;  June 3-4-5, 2016;  June 2-3-4, 2017;  June 1-2-3, 2018;  June 7-8-9, 2019;  June 5-6-7, 2020

WWII Weekend strives to present the broadest possible scope of WWII history without making any philosophical endorsements whatsoever.  If in this process, you have a philosophical question with any of the visiting planes, visiting vehicles, visiting groups, visiting guests, visiting vendors or visiting persons who paid admission to attend, we request that you please contact the identified party directly for an explanation.  Thank you.

World War II Weekend is produced by the Mid-Atlantic Air Museum
(an IRS recognized 501 ( c ) ( 3 ) charitable organization)
for the sole benefit of the Museum itself.

Photos and images displayed on this website are meant to portray the “flavor” of the history of WWII and the histori

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2015 Millville (MIV) Airshow with USAF Thunderbirds May 9th & 10th – REPOST

April 20th, 2015
by tmszewczuk

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Poster details: http://www.millvilleairshow.com/

Visit Museum: http://www.p47millville.org/

 

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C-45F EXPEDITER Flights 2015 WWII Weekend – Reading, PA

April 3rd, 2015
by tmszewczuk
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STEP ABOARD THE VERSATILE  LITTLE BEECHCRAFT TRANSPORT AND RIDE LIKE A GENERAL
C-45F EXPEDITER

C-45F EXPEDITER “BUCKET OF BOLTS”
COMMEMORATIVE AIR FORCE
The C-45 is a military transport version of the Beechcraft Model 18, which began its 32 year production lifespan in 1937.  The C-45 was first ordered by the U.S. Army Air Corps as a staff transport, but a navigator training version, the AT-7, and a float-version, AT-7A, soon followed.  It was further modified in 1941 as an advanced trainer, AT-11, complete with a small bomb bay, transparent nose, and two .30 caliber machine guns and used for bombardier and gunnery training.  The final wartime variant was the photo-recon F-2.  The Navy and Marine Corps used the versatile aircraft as the JRB and SNB.

PRICES – DETAILS – SCHEDULE

PRICE Co-pilot’s Seat: $145

All passenger seats: $75

Flight duration: approx. 20 minute

Reserve your seat: Call (610) 372-7333 between 9:30 AM – 4 PM between March 3 and June 3.

Please note, all ride reservations made for Friday, Saturday, or Sunday must purchase an advance admission ticket when scheduling the ride.  This is to streamline entry at the gate.

C-45F EXPEDITER “BUCKET OF BOLTS” RIDE FLIGHT TIMES – FRIDAY JUNE 5, 2015
9:30 AM 11:00 PM 12:30 PM 4:30 PM 5:30 PM
CO-PILOT SEAT 0 Available 0 Available 0 Available ————- ————-
PASSENGER SEATS 4 Available 3 Available 4 Available ————- ————-

 

C-45F EXPEDITER “BUCKET OF BOLTS” RIDE FLIGHT TIMES – SATURDAY JUNE 6, 2015
9:30 AM 11:00 PM 12:30 PM 4:45 PM 5:30 PM
CO-PILOT SEAT 0 Available 0 Available 0 Available ————- ————-
PASSENGER SEATS 4 Available 3 Available 1 Available ————- ————-

 

C-45F EXPEDITER “BUCKET OF BOLTS” RIDE FLIGHT TIMES – SUNDAY JUNE 7, 2015
9:30 AM 11:00 PM 12:30 PM 4:45 PM 5:30 PM
CO-PILOT SEAT 0 Available 0 Available 0 Available ————- ————-
PASSENGER SEATS 4 Available 1 Available 0 Available ————- ————-

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Millville, NJ (MIV) Airshow May 9th and 10th featuring “Thunderbirds”

March 25th, 2015
by tmszewczuk

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Poster details: http://www.millvilleairshow.com/

Visit Museum: http://www.p47millville.org/

 

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Trip to National Museum of the USAF Dayton, OH March 26th to 28th

March 23rd, 2015
by tmszewczuk

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Museum Hours
Open daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day
FREE admission!
Blue line
Museum Location
1100 Spaatz Street
Wright-Patterson AFB OH 45433 (near Dayton)
(937) 255-3286

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The Rescued Film Project Interest Story

February 28th, 2015
by tmszewczuk

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What is The Rescued Film Project?

The Rescued Film Project is an online archive gallery of images that were captured on film between the 1930’s and late 1990’s.  Each image in our archive was rescued from found film from locations all over the world, and came to us in the form of undeveloped rolls of film.  We have the capability to process film from all era’s.  Even film that has been degraded by heat, moisture, and age.  Or is no longer manufactured.

Why do we rescue film?

Every image in The Rescued Film Project at some point, was special for someone.  Each frame captured, reflects a moment that was intended to be remembered.  The picture was taken, the roll was finished, wound up, and for reasons we can only speculate, was never developed.  These moments never made it into photo albums, or framed neatly on walls.  We believe that these images deserve to be seen, so that the photographer’s personal experiences can be shared.  Forever marking their existence in history.

Film is an organic material that degrades over time.  We are committed to rescuing as many images as possible, before they’re all gone.

We Need Your Help.

Found film?  CONTRIBUTE it to The Rescued Film Project for free processing and archiving.  Expired film developing or old film developing.

Do you recognize someone in the project?  Please let us know so we can reconnect them with their lost, but not forgotten images.  info@rescuedfilm.com

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tomswarbirds.com upgraded to Piwigo 2.7.4

February 18th, 2015
by tmszewczuk

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Note: the list of major changes is described on Piwigo 2.7.0 release notes. This page only describes what changes between release 2.7.3 and release 2.7.4.

Bugs Fixed

  • 0003203: [users & groups] [user manager] on Internet Explorer, tab link returns to home page
  • 0003179: [display] Photo page buttons do not work in Chrome Safari but ok in Mozilla also IE
  • 0003190: [metadata] Datetime picker, can’t change year on Chrome & IE11
  • 0003188: [other] history search, trailing space in dates
  • 0003198: [other] Take a Tour is broken with Internet Explorer
  • 0002943: [metadata] Trigger for element without EXIF metadata
  • SQL injection CVE-2015-1517 reported by Schleier, Sven (KPMG Management Consulting Singapore)
  • SQL injection and XSS failures reported and corrected by Steffen Rösemann

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