SpecialKay

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 Piasecki has a corner in the North Hangar these days. This amazing helicopter was built in 1955 and 2 rotors powered by a single Wright 1820-103 engine.
Szabi has been cleaning almost every Sunday, the main cabin getting close to being clean up. There is still a lot more to be done on Shaky Magoo. Stop by anytime the museum is open to lend a hand.

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.

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Stop by the break room at the end of your visit for a free cupcake.
Today, Ed used his precision measuring abilities to help Chuckie and I hang some recent donations in the Briefing Room. Check them out the next time you are in there.