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Free event on April 23 highlights 'Kite Tales'

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  • By Sarah Swan
  • National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

Welcome spring with kite stories, kite building and kite flying during the “Kite Tales” event from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on April 23 at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.


Visitors can observe the incredible sport of indoor kite flying by watching members of local kite clubs fly their kites indoors with no wind! This activity takes place in the event area next to the Korean War Gallery from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.


Other demonstration stations throughout the day will teach visitors about the properties of air and flying.


“Storytime” begins at 11:30 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. in the Carney Auditorium. Preschool and primary-grade children are invited to hear stories about kites and do a craft project. A limited number of books will be available free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis during each storytime, through the generosity of the Air Force Museum Foundation, Inc. and PNC Foundation. (No federal endorsement implied.)


Participants can make their own kites during this month’s Aerospace Adventure from 1:30-3 p.m. in the event area next to the Korean War Gallery. Paper kites are free, but there is a $2.50 charge for plastic sled kites. Outdoor kite flying will be available (weather permitting).


All activities are free, and no advanced reservations are necessary. Call the Education Division at (937) 255-4646 for additional information.


The National Aviation Hall of Fame, which is located within the museum, will offer several free activities as well.


The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, Ohio, is the world’s largest military aviation museum. With free admission and parking, the museum features more than 360 aerospace vehicles and missiles and thousands of artifacts amid more than 19 acres of indoor exhibit space. Each year about one million visitors from around the world come to the museum. For more information, visit


NOTE TO PUBLIC: For more information, please contact the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force Education Division at (937) 255-4646.


NOTE TO MEDIA: For more information, please contact Sarah Swan at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force Public Affairs Division at (937) 255-1283.