Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Open Cockpit enjoyed in September

Visitors enjoyed a sunny day to view the aircraft.
Open Cockpit closed out its regular season as families enjoyed a chance to sit in jet fighters, a bomber or 1950s-era airliner. The airport fire department brought two trucks for the day and people also got a chance to sit in them. As a bonus, the trucks put on a water display.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Tom Jones talks about Flak Bait

Tom Jones took time after his talk to visit with audience members.
Monday's presenter at the Museum's Speaker Series was veteran astronaut and Essex native Tom Jones, who talked about Flak Bait, the most famous B-26 in the war.  Tom joined the Museum's bus tour in the Spring to get a look at the Marauder under restoration at the Smithsonian's Udvar-Hazy Center.  He has been back to watch the progress. Tom showed several pictures of Flak Bait under restoration and during its combat years.

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...