Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week.
FREE Admission & Parking
Giant Scale Radio-Controlled Model Aircraft Air Show
Aug. 30 - Sept. 1, 2019, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
During this three-day event visitors will see some of history’s well-known airframes at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force over Labor Day weekend, but they won’t just be the ones inside the galleries. Scale versions of those aircraft will fly over the museum, regaling spectators with daring aerobatics. Brought to you in part by the Dayton Ohio Giant Scalers, RC pilots will entertain audiences as they perform skillful maneuvers with jets, warbirds and helicopters from all eras of aviation history.
Bring the whole family and watch as radio-controlled model aircraft take to the skies at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force! Traveling from across the country, more than 100 pilots take part in the Giant Scale Radio-Controlled Model Aircraft Air Show, sharing their passion for the sport with visitors. This event takes place behind the museum on historic Wright Field. Free admission and parking. Those interested in attending the show must enter through the main museum gate off Springfield Street, and follow the signs to the event area behind the museum. Visitors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets. Click here to read the News Release.
Brought to you in part by the generous support of the Air Force Museum Foundation, Inc. (Federal endorsement not implied).
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Open Flying
12 p.m. - 2 p.m. Air Show
2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Open Flying
The schedule is the same for all three days of the event.(Weather dependent).
The following Food Trucks will be at the event area for visitors to purchase food:
Friday, Saturday & Sunday:
Food on the Run
A Cut Above
Lilias Outdoor Cafe
Please note some vendors may be cash only. An ATM is not available outdoors at the event site. However, an ATM is available inside the museum's gift shop.
(Federal endorsement not implied).
All visitors may be screened with a metal detector upon entry. In addition all bags are subject to search and may be placed through an X-Ray machine. Weapons are not permitted including pocket knives and firearms, to include conceal carry and other dangerous weapons.
- Box cutters
- Food and Soda Drinks
* Firearms, to include conceal carry and other dangerous weapons, are specifically prohibited in Federal facilities in accordance with 18 USC §930 (c)
- Water bottles (clear, sealed bottle, up to 20 oz.)
- Camera bags
- Diaper bags
- Service animals
Please note the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force is not responsible for items left in vehicles.
Click here for frequently asked questions regarding items permitted inside the museum.
Notice: Visitors may be filmed, photographed or recorded by the U.S. Air Force for educational and promotional uses, including for posting on public websites and social media.
Individuals are permitted to take their own photographs or videos while touring the museum.
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