Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Get ready for Open Cockpit

Eva and Aaron check out the display of the Ninety-Nines in July under the watchful eye of their father Adrien.
The weather looks good for Saturday's Open Cockpit event, so mark your calendars. This will be the last chance this season to sit in the museum's aircraft, so come on out, because there may be a few surprises. Several Rosie the Riveters will also be on hand to relate their stories about working during World War II.

Over 200 people took advantage of the July Open Cockpit day to visit the Museum and sit in our planes. People had a chance to get an up-close look at several jet fighters and other aircraft.
In the Museum, people met several Rosie the Riveters and Ninety-Nines (the international organization of women pilots), the Heritage Society of Essex and Middle River, and author Vince Gisriel Jr., who signed his book "Hearts Away, Bombs Away."

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...