Wednesday, July 6, 2016

July Open Cockpit

Students get ready to jump in the cockpit of T-33.
Scores of families braved the heat and humidity on Saturday to enjoy another Open Cockpit at Strawberry Point.  As  a bonus, people got to tour the State Police MeEvac helicopter and the airport's fire truck.  Everyone seemed to emnhoy themselves
, despite the heat.
There is only one more Open Cokpit this season planned August 13, so plan ahead.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Sen. Kathy Szeliga (from left), Museum chair Jane Michael, Comptroller Peter Franchot, Sen. J.B. Jennings and Museum archvist Stn Piet stand in front of B-26 replica used for education.
The Museum hosted state officials Friday and gave them a quick tour of the museum and Strawberry Point static line. Comptroller Peter Franchot, whose father was a WWII airman, got a close-up look at all the things the Museum is doing.  Joining him were state Sens. Kathy Szeliga and J.B. Jennings.  All were impressed what the all-volunteer organization had accomplished and offered encouragement for its future.

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...