The museum, theatre, gift shop and cafés will remain open until 8 p.m. the first Thursday of each month in 2020. In addition, one aircraft will be open each month for visitors to look-in.
Look-in the B-1B Lancer between 5-8 p.m.
Photography will not be permitted inside the aircraft, however, you can click here to see 360 images of the interior of the B-1.
Learn more about the bomber from museum volunteers Gavin Ketchen and Don Chislaghi.
With 25+ years active duty, Mr. Ketchen supported operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm as well as Operation Iraqi Freedom. In 1994, he was selected as one of twelve initial cadre B-2 instructor pilots at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri. He later severed as Vice Commander, 7th Bomb Wing, Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, flying the B-1B. As his last active duty assignment he served as United States Senior Defense Official, Defense and Air Attaché to Australia. Mr. Ketchen continues to serve the Air Force as a civilian.
Mr. Chislaghi has over 40 years of engineering experience in the research, development, and acquisition of aeronautical systems. During his career, he served as Director of Engineering for the B-1B and was responsible for the technical execution of the B-1B Conventional Mission Upgrade Program and all sustainment activities associated with support of the fielded system. Under his technical leadership, the program office fielded four major upgrades to the B-1B.
5 p.m. Fighter Pilot 3D
5:30 p.m. Aircraft Carrier 3D
6 p.m. D-Day: Normandy 1944 3D
7 p.m. Apollo 11: First Steps
Look-in the cockpit of the F-100F between 5-8 p.m.
Learn more about the aircraft from museum volunteer Col. (Ret.) Jack Wilson, a former pilot, flight instructor and aircraft Commander, who has flown the F-100C and F-100D, as well as the F-4 and F-101. He also participated in 100 Missions North Vietnam and 45 Missions Laos. (Movie schedule to be announced.)
Details about the open late nights will be announced on a quarterly basis. More information available in the News Release.