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Air Force Museum Foundation to hold second annual 'Air Legacy Competition'

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  • By Eric Henry
  • Air Force Museum Foundation
This November, don't let the cold weather keep you stuck inside. Visit the National Museum of the United States Air Force to find out if you have what it takes to call yourself an "Ace." For the entire month of November, the Museum Foundation will be sponsoring an "Air Legacy Competition" using our two 360° Interactive Simulators.

Our simulators are fully enclosed, cockpit-like rides capable of completing 360-degree barrel rolls as the pilot maneuvers the ride by operating a joystick control. These simulators, operated by trained and professional staff members, are capable of seating two people at a time, one pilot and one gunner. Directly in front of the pilot and gunner is an interactive, cockpit display that allows both riders to feel as if they are piloting an actual aircraft.

The Air Legacy Competition seeks to find the best of the best in two separate divisions: Air-to-Air, where you pilot the mighty F-15 in aerial combat, and Air-to-Ground, where you control the powerful A-10 to destroy enemy weapons on the ground. At the end of the month, the pilot or two-man crew with the most average kills wins! Fly as many times as you want for the best possible average score!

Each champion will receive these valuable prizes:
  • Aircraft t-shirt
  • Die-cast model
  • Souvenir coin
  • One-year membership to the Air Force Museum Foundation
Tickets for this event cost $7.50 per rider if two people are riding a simulator at the same time, or $14 per rider operating the simulator solo. Proceeds from this event will directly support the Expanding the Legacy Campaign, which helps fund a fourth building and other activities at the museum.

Finally, to commemorate your time as a fighter pilot, don't forget to stop by the Theatre Ticket Office to purchase customized dog tags, identical to the dog tags real Air Force pilots wear! So find a wingman and head down to National Museum of the United States Air Force in November -- a place where history comes alive and learning is an adventure!

Mission application forms will be available at our sales desk in front of our simulators or at our website,

The Air Legacy Leaderboard will be updated daily at our simulators and weekly on our Facebook page and website. For more information, please contact us at or by calling (937) 253-4629.

The simulators are operated by the Air Force Museum Foundation, Inc., a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization, established to assist the Air Force in the development and expansion of the facilities of the National Museum of the United States Air Force. For more information on the Air Force Museum Foundation, visit The Air Force Museum Foundation, is not part of the Department of Defense or any of its components and it has no governmental status.

The museum is located six miles northeast of Dayton, accessed easily off Interstates 70 and 75 to Interstate 675, exit 15, which is the Colonel Glenn Highway exit. The museum is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. Parking and admission are free; however, there is a charge for the Theatre. For more information, visit the museum on the Web at

NOTE TO PULIC: For more information, please contact the Museum Theatre at (937) 253-4629, visit or email

NOTE TO MEDIA: For more information on the Air Legacy Competition or the Air Force Museum Foundation, contact Eric Henry at (937) 656-9627 or