The Eastern Carolina Aviation Heritage Foundation (ECAHF) awarded grant by NC Space Grant Mini-Grant Program

July 3, 2023

ECAHF – NC Space Grant: The Eastern Carolina Aviation Heritage Foundation (ECAHF) was awarded a mini-grant in the amount of $3,000 by NC Space Grant Mini-Grant Program.  This award was based on the proposal “Young Engineering Education Challenges” submitted by the Foundation’s Educational Outreach Representative Mary Beth Fennell. Read the rest of the story HERE.

Friday “Twofer”: Don’t boastest your firstest with the mostest because along will coastest the town’s bigger toastest…AND…don’t forget the first woman in space

June 19, 2023

Good Friday morning fellow ECAHF’ers.  It’s easy to forget how many “firsts” the Soviet Space Program had.  They “beat the pants” (and the skirts) off of us until all their firsts were pretty much forever buried by America’s first steps on the moon by Neil Armstrong, who coasted along to become the “toast of the […]

Tomorrow in Aviation History: the birth of a WWII Fighter Ace

June 15, 2023

Good morning fellow ECAHF’ers. “Time,” it is said, “cures all ills.” Time, also, unless we take care to ensure it doesn’t, erases history. New history is created over time, burying the older history. Generations come and go and the experiences-the history-that meant so much to past generations, means increasingly less to succeeding generations. Why? One […]

Memphis Belle

June 10, 2023

Good Saturday morning fellow ECAHF’ers.  Completing twenty-five combat missions.  Most of us wouldn’t bet on those odds.  But we might bet on the odds at the casinos.  According to, “The average payout percentage for slot machines in Las Vegas is around 85 cents per dollar earned.” Flying B-17’s in combat over Europe in the […]

5 June, 1944 D-Day Minus One

June 5, 2023

Good Monday afternoon fellow ECAHF’ers.  Will we ever see it again, almost 1500 aircraft stretching for over 300 miles delivering troops to battle?  It must have been a sight to behold…or at least to hear since it occurred on the evening of D-Day minus 1.  Can you imagine the exhilaration those under the boot of […]