Monday, April 10, 2017

Sorry we missed you

Parents and grandparents recorded the family visit.
The weather was clear and cool for the first Open Cockpit event of the season. Many families dropped by the see the Museum's aircraft and get a rare chance to sit inside many. The children, young and old, had fun exploring the historic Flight Line at Strawberry Point.

Your next chance to sit in a historic aircraft will be Saturday May 13, weather permitting. Don't miss the chance.  And, remember, the hours for the event have gotten earlier from 9 AM to 1 PM, so you can beat the heat, when it finally arrives.
Volunteer crew added SideWinder missile to the A-7D for Open Cockpit. 

Monday, April 3, 2017

Open Cockpit season resumes

Volunteers give the T-34C spring cleaning before Saturday's event.
April 8 marked the return of the popular Open Cockpit day when visitors, young and old alike, get a chance to sit in the Museum's historic aircraft.  This year, there are some changes: the hours for the open aircraft are 9 AM to 1 PM, so arrive early. Once again, there will be a shuttle bus to make your trip easier. There are plenty of other things to see when you come, so leave time for it all.

This week also begins our Adopt-an-Aircraft campaign when you can help support your favorite aircraft.  Information and forms will be at the museum, or you can look are our Aircraft webpage.

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...