Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Thanks for attending LZ Maryland

Hundreds of visitors checked out the Museum's Huey.
The Museum's Huey got a lot of attention at the State Fairgrounds in Timonium for LZMaryland this weekend. We got a chance to talk to hundreds of people interested in aviation and scores of veterans who flew in Hueys.

Author Robert Dorr dies

Robert F. Dorr
Robert F. Dorr, a prolific book author and military columnist who wrote about his passion for aviation, died June 12 after a long battle with brain cancer.
An Air Force veteran, Bob was a strong supporter of the Museum and was a regular lecturer at the Monday Speaker Series, where he invariably had a new book to describe. He submitted the last of his hundreds of magazine articles only weeks before his death.
Bob generously donated much of his aviation research collection to the Museum's archives and word quickly spread worldwide that his life's work was available to researchers. His collection is open, by appointment.

Open Cockpit hosts hundreds

Visitors line up to sit in cockpit of Museum's T-33.
Nearly 400 people took advantage of good weather for a chance to sit in several aircraft at Strawberry Point at the June Open Cockpit Saturday. Also there were several units from the airport fire company. As a bonus, visitors also got a chance to see Take Me Home Huey, which is making a stop at the Museum to promote veterans and awareness of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. The next Open Cockpit is July 9, weather permitting.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Open Cockpit this week

Get a chance to sit in a historic Huey.
The museum has scheduled its third Open Cockpit event of the season this Saturday, when visitors get a chance to see historic aircraft up close and sit in a fighter, bomber or 1950s-era airliner. Admission is $5 for those 12 and over, $1 for others. As always, the event is weather dependent, because cockpits cannot  be open in the event of rain.  Check back or call for the latest and hope for sunny skies Saturday. We have extended the hours to 10:30 AM to 3 PM.  Be sure to arrive early.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Special Huey is here

Artist Steve Maloney’s mixed-media sculpture Take Me Home Huey is a transformed boneyard U.S. Army Huey that served as an air ambulance during the Vietnam War.  The helicopter was shot down in 1969 during a medical rescue in Vietnam and put back together by Light Horse Legacy. The aircraft arrived Friday and will stay until June 17. Stop by the museum and see this historic exhibition. 

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...