Mark your calendar for the VFM Open House Saturday, July 9th, 2016, from 9am-5pm.
The B-26K Counter Invader, “Special Kay” will be running engines for the 1st time after six years of restoration
Engine start is at 9:30AM
Crew members from A-26 operations in Laos during the Vietnam War will be visiting
Special visit by O-2 Forward Air Control aircraft used in Vietnam War
The T-33 will be started
Rides available on the CAF A-26B and Greatest Generation DC-3
Informative short talks on numerous aircraft
Lunch will be provided at $5.00
Volunteer help is needed in the food service area
Guided tours and numerous other areas.
If you can volunteer, please email Chuckie@vintageflyingmuseum.org.
We are looking forward to a special day for “Special Kay”
The Vintage Flying Museum is pleased to announce a donation of WW 1 military items. Clyde and William French, son and grandson of Sgt. William French, have donated the collection. Sgt. French was drafted in 1917 into the 88th Division in Iowa, where he went through training. He later deployed to the Argonne area of France where he served until returning to the US in 1919. Along the way, he collected a trove items, U.S. as well as German and French.
The collection includes uniform pieces, grenades, bayonets, personal gear, issues and clippings from ‘Stars and Stripes’ and ‘Trench and Camp’, manuals, photographs, post cards of French towns taken before and during the war, cartoon collections, maps and much more. There are items from his return trip to the US and clippings related to veterans from the ‘20’s. The collection has been cataloged and is available to researchers with some of the larger pieces on permanent display.
David Ayres has donated his flight helmet!