Sunday, August 25, 2013

End of the season

Visitors walk the Flight Line.
Nearly 200 people took advantage of the beautiful weather to attend the final Open Cockpit Saturday for the season.  People got a chance to sit in the 4-O-4 Mainliner or a number of military aircraft. Although the T-34C was open for display, it is not ready yet for people to climb in the cockpit.  It should be by next season.
When not outdoors, people could visit with a contingent of Rosie the Riveters, or ask aviation questions of the Ninety-Nines, an organization of women pilots. Children also got a chance to perfect their aeronautics knowledge by building their own planes.

Rosies and Ninety-Nines talk to Debi Wynn, who coordinated the activities.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Painting donated to museum

Artist Robert L. Hunt has generously donated a painting of an RB-57 and F-104 flying over mountains in Alaska.  Bob is well-know for his depictions of railroads and historic subjects and his work hangs in many collections.  He wanted to start painting airplanes and his first work now hangs in the museum.  If you would like to bid on a signed print of the beautiful picture, there will be one offered in the Silent Auction on September 28.

A look at history

Docent Bill Haugen explains the special tiles on the shuttle. A busload of aviation enthusiasts enjoyed the day November 8 at the Smiths...