2022 US Air Force Museum – June 4th


This is the 2nd of our day trips to the National Museum of the US Air Force

Covering 830,000 sq-ft in 4 huge buildings, walking shoes are recommended.  An impressive 350 aerospace vehicles and thousands of artifacts are all displayed indoors plus a food court is available for guests to purchase a snack or meal.

Admission is FREE

MCVO will be making a donation to help support this amazing museum.

June 4th is an “Open Plane” day featuring the Boeing B-17F Memphis Belle™.  You will be able to see inside the fully restored aircraft and experience the actual space where crew members spent long hours of boring and also stressful flights, interrupted by intense terror over enemy targets.

Another special feature available to us is the “American Sign Museum’s –
A Sign Maker’s Journey” displayed in the AFM “Kettering Hall”.
Learn about trends in illuminated signage during the 20th Century.
From the Lightbulb to Neon and Plastics, you will see signs not normally on display.

Saving the best for last……………..
Bob is working on permission for us to park our cars near some pretty impressive airplanes for a group photo.

If you would like to make this a “get away weekend”, our Caravan Cruise Director and Event Coordinator has provided a list of hotels in the area, see attached file by clicking here.

7:00am Meet up
Along I-275 SB at Carlton Rest Area (#826 near mile 7) nice and easy off and on.  Plan or a 3.5 hour drive with one ‘Pit Stop’.

7:15 SHARP Depart
If you’re running late or can’t make it call Bob Swartz (248) 882-4301

-Weather permitting this is a MCVO club event, please drive your Viper.  If this isn’t possible please give the coordinator a call and we can make an accommodation.
-Masks are no longer required for visitors.
-This is an open-ended event, depart for home when you please.

Contacts:
Museum web page:
https://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil

Your coordinator, navigator, ground crew:
Bob Swartz
248-882-4301
racerbob@comcast.net

If you are attending, please click on the “Sign up Now” link below to signup and please note your preference for caravanning.

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