Register now for Behind the Scenes Tours
By Sarah Swan, National Museum of the U.S. Air Force
/ Published November 27, 2006
DAYTON, Ohio --
Registration is now open for the January through May 2007 Behind the Scenes Tours at the National Museum of the United States Air Force.
Tours are scheduled every Friday at 12:15 p.m. and last approximately three hours. Tours are free; however, space is limited so advanced registration is required.
During the tours, members of the public are guided through the museum's restoration area located in hangars on the historic Wright Field flight line in Area B of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, about one mile from the main museum building. Visitors will see a variety of aircraft in several stages of the restoration process.
Interested individuals can register for upcoming tours by calling (937) 255-3286, ext. 302. Registered participants should meet in the museum's Carney Auditorium between noon and 12:15 p.m. No group reservations are accepted.
Participants must be at least 12 years old, and an adult must accompany those between 12 and 18. A government-issued photo ID (i.e. driver's license) is required of all individuals 18 and over. The museum will provide bus transportation to the hangars. For security reasons, all bags are subject to search, and backpacks, packages and large camera cases are not permitted on the shuttle bus.
The National Museum of the United States Air Force is located on Springfield Pike, six miles northeast of downtown Dayton. It is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week (closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day). Admission and parking are free. NOTE TO PUBLIC: For more information, contact the National Museum of the United States Air Force at (937) 255-3286, ext. 302, or (937) 255-8048, ext. 462.
NOTE TO MEDIA: For more information, contact the National Museum of the United States Air Force Public Affairs Division at (937) 255-4704, ext. 333.
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