We were very fortunate to record a series of fascinating podcast conversations with Dr. Laurence Burke II, Curator of Naval Aviation at Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, about the history and infrastructure of aircraft carriers.
Dr. Burke also provided an update on how the history of naval aviation will be told through artifacts and exhibits after renovations at the National Air and Space Museum are complete.
Click the links below to listen.
Episode 106: Telling the Naval Aviation Story at Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum
Dr. Burke provides a preview of how the history of naval aviation will be told through artifacts and exhibits at the renovated museum.
Episode 108: History of Aircraft Carriers
Dr. Burke provides a history of the development of the modern aircraft carrier, what worked, what did not work and discusses the future of aircraft carriers.
Episode 109: The Aircraft Carrier Infrastructure
Dr. Burke discusses what makes the infrastructure of the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier different from other Navy ships and discusses how that infrastructure has evolved over time.