Adam Estes – Researcher/Reporter -USA

Adam Estes

I was raised in Fullerton, California, and I am currently on the path to earning a Bachelor’s degree in History. Even before I could remember, I have been fascinated by aviation history, and after starting with books, VHS tapes and DVDs of documentaries and scale models at my disposal, I have been fortunate to have been able to visit several air museums across the United States, from the National Air and Space Museum to the Pima and Space Museum, National Museum of the United States Air Force, and the San Diego Air and Space Museum among many others. I am also a volunteer for the Planes of Fame Air Museum in Chino, where I am a docent and a researcher. At Chino, I have also gained hands-on experience with aircraft maintenance and detailing, and hope to eventually get my very own pilot’s license. I have what has been described as an encyclopedic knowledge of aviation history. What particularly interests me are the stories of individual aircraft themselves, not only about the crews who manned them, but what these planes did in postwar settings and how they came to be part of museums or kept in operation by their current owners. In addition to this, I have become very active on several online communities, and highly value sharing my works with the widest audience as possible, and hope to encounter further opportunities in the field.

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