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  • Museum rolls first aircraft into new fourth building

    Restoration crews at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force moved the North American X-15A-2 into the museum’s new fourth building on Oct. 2. The X-15, which will be displayed in the expanded Space Gallery, is the first of many aircraft to move into the building. The 224,000 square foot fourth building, which is scheduled to open to the public
  • UPDATED: Presidential and R&D Galleries now closed to prepare for relocation to new fourth building

    In preparation for the move to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force's new fourth building, the Presidential and Research & Development Galleries, currently located on the controlled-access portion of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, are now closed. The aircraft and exhibits in those galleries will re-open as part of the fourth building on the
  • Free tickets available Oct. 7 for Veterans Tribute Concert

    Update: We have distributed all available tickets for the Veterans Tribute Concert. Please watch the Concerts page for information about 2016 performances.The U.S. Navy Band Commodores will honor veterans from all eras of American history during a special tribute concert at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 10 at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.
  • Memphis Belle™ pilot's instrument panel donated to National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

    Officials from the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force donated the pilot’s instrument panel from the Boeing B-17F Memphis Belle to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force during a ceremony today. The Memphis Belle is one of the most famous aircraft in World War II history. In May 1943 it became the first U.S. Army Air Forces heavy
  • 'Volunteer of the Quarter' recognized

    88th Air Base Wing Vice Commander Col. Elena M. Oberg presented Huber Heights resident Charles Farlow Jr. with the Team Wright-Patt “Volunteer of the Quarter” award for the second quarter of 2015 on Sept. 14. Charles began volunteering at the museum in November 2009 and has accumulated more than 3,000 volunteer hours. His 21-year background as an
  • Free activities for Home School Day set for Oct. 5

    Home school students can explore the world’s largest aviation museum and learn about aviation history and STEM topics during Fall Home School Day on Oct. 5 at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. Throughout the day, home school children, ages 3-18, can participate in a number of free educational activities, many focusing on science,
  • Celebrate the beginning of fall during free Family Day on Sept. 26

    Celebrate the beginning of the fall season while learning about the force that causes falling – gravity – from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sept. 26 at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. A number of aerospace demonstration stations for all ages will be located throughout the museum, giving visitors the chance to experience the concept of gravity in a
  • 'Living in the Age of Airplanes' opens Sept. 5 at Air Force Museum Theatre

    The National Geographic film Living in the Age of Airplanes will be added to the Air Force Museum Theatre’s daily schedule beginning Sept. 5. National Geographic Studios presents an immersive new giant screen film experience that offers a fresh perspective on a modern-day miracle that many of us take for granted: flying. Using spectacular aerial
  • Update: C-20B VIP transport aircraft arrival postponed

    UPDATE: The C-20B arrival, originally scheduled for Monday, Aug. 17, has been postponed. We will send out an update when information is available. The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force will add another aircraft to its presidential collection when the C-20B VIP transport aircraft arrives at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 17. Equipped with secure,
  • See giant scale model aircraft take to the skies over Labor Day weekend

    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 be the ones inside the galleries. Instead, scale versions of those aircraft will fly over the museum, regaling spectators with daring aerobatics. The Giant Scale Radio-Controlled (RC) Model Aircraft Air Show
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