B-17 Has Changed Since It Has Arrived
The past two months have brought about considerable change for the B-17. The windows are out, the ball turret is disassembled, and multiple pieces are ready for the depaint and preservation process.
In addition to maintenance moving forward, we have instituted the 17 for 17 sponsorship program. This program allows sponsors to make a one time donation or have their account debited $17 each month for 17 months to support the B-17 restoration effort.
With the holidays coming up, remember that our gift shop is the perfect place to purchase gifts for the B-17 enthusiast, as well as gifts for children of all ages.
Raytheon's Selects the Museum of Aviation as a host Site for its MathAlive! Interactive Exhibit in 2016
MathAlive!®, the one-of-a-kind interactive math and science exhibit, presented nationally by Raytheon Company will travel to military family communities next year including the Museum of Aviation.
The traveling exhibit has drawn record-breaking crowds across the United States. Its sole mission is to interest students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) by demonstrating a clear connection to the things they love most – music, sports, movies, games and more.
To view the exhibit video, CLICK HERE.
Planes and Trains Coming to the
Museum of Aviation Thanksgiving Week
The Middle Georgia Model Railroad Club will kick off the 2015 holiday season with large miniature train displays at the Museum of Aviation Thanksgiving week. The “Planes and Trains” exhibits free to the public in the Century of Flight Hangar on Saturday, November 21 to Sunday, November 29 except on Thanksgiving Day, November 26 when the Museum will be closed.
The HO-scale train display that features up to 9 trains running continuously on 3 main lines through landscape scenes with miniature buildings, cars, bridges, rivers, buildings and an airport. Additional trains are switching at modeled industrial sites. The club has a large N-scale layout which also features a 1950’s drive in theater. There is also an O-scale Lionel layout, where railroad cars experience “hot box” fires, a “Thomas the Tank” Engine layout on Sodor Island, a modern train on the World’s Greatest Hobby layout, and a large G-scale floor display.
There will also be commercial vendors with trains and train related items available. Our café is also open for lunch and snacks from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm except on Sunday and the rest of the Museum is open to visitors.
Museum of Aviation Needs Volunteers
The Museum of Aviation is looking for individuals who would like to spend four hours each week working as a volunteer in the exciting atmosphere of U.S. Air Force Aviation History.
Each exhibit building has a visitor desk where volunteers welcome and greet the visitors in the Museum. The volunteers are there to assist visitors any way necessary. They also walk the floors of the Museum while visitors are present to help keep an eye on exhibits and see to the needs of the visitors.
Volunteer shifts that are needed:
- Friday mornings (9:00 am - 1:00 pm)
- Friday afternoons (1:00 - 5:00 pm)
- Saturday mornings (9:00 am - 1:00 pm)
- Saturday afternoons (1:00 - 5:00 pm)
- Sunday afternoons (1:00 - 5:00 pm)
For more information contact Dan Hart, Volunteer Program Administrator at 926-4242 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.