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AHP Museum Ground Breaking- October 11, 11 am

Aviation Heritage Park (AHP) will kick off their capital campaign for a $2.5 million aviation museum by turning dirt to mark the start of the first phase of construction.  The kick-off ceremony will take place this coming October 11, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Aviation Heritage Park located at 1825 Three Springs Rd, Bowling Green, KY.  The Museum will include classroom and meeting spaces, state-of-the-art displays, interpretive exhibits, and a restoration facility, in total covering some 11,000 square feet of floor area.

“We are extremely excited about this special day in the history of Aviation Heritage Park,” stated Tinius.  “The AHP Board of Directors have envisioned a permanent museum on the site for several years and on October 11 we will take the first steps towards turning that vision into reality.”

Phase one of construction will include grading and site work as well as constructing a storage building, pouring a concrete slab for the restoration facility, and the beginnings of utilities.

Early donors and supporters of the expansion of AHP include the Bowling Green Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, Jim Johnson, Dr. Robert Perez, Wilson Blackmon, Hilliard Lyons, Bob & Norma Kirby, R.M. Thomas and Elizabeth Howe-Curtis.

The Museum is set to open by 2020.

Planes, Trains and Automobile Camp

Campers… start your engines! The Aviation Heritage Park, Historic Railpark and Train Museum, and the National Corvette Museum have teamed up to host a spectacular Fall Break Camp just for you: “PLANES, TRAINS, & AUTOMOBILES”. Click to Register

This is a FULL WEEK of camp (Monday, October 1st through Friday, October 5th).

Monday 10/1: National Corvette Museum
Tuesday 10/2: National Corvette Museum
*Wednesday 10/3: Aviation Heritage Park
Thursday 10/4: Historic Railpark and Train Museum
Friday 10/5: Historic Railpark and Train Museum

For ages 8-12 years old. Space is Limited. Cost is $150/child Registration is for full week and ends September 24. No on-site registration available. CLICK TO REGISTER

*Kids need to bring a sack lunch each day. Morning and afternoon snacks are provided.

On Wednesday, when the kids come to AHP-

  • Parents must escort their child to the maintenance tent AND sign them in at the registration table.
  • Kids should be dressed and ready for a day outdoors with physical activity as well as craft activities.
  • Kids will be assigned to a squadron and aircraft.  They complete tasks for Pilot Training throughout the day to earn their pilot wings- complete projects, physical competition, and star rewards for good behavior and pop questions.

 

Open Cockpit and Drone Dash- Oct. 13

Satisfy your need for excitement Saturday, October 13, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at Aviation Heritage Park’s annual Open Cockpit event and SOKY Multirotors’ Drone Dash!

AHP welcomes the public to an up-close, open cockpit, look at all six of the park warbirds. Knowledgeable docents will be on hand discussing the aircraft and telling the stories of the pilots.

Viewing platforms will be available for all the park aircraft.

Get the camera ready when you climb up to see the Northrup T-38 Talon. You are invited to not only look, but also climb into the seat of this NASA trainer honoring local astronaut Terry Wilcutt. This Talon #901 was flown by all the astronauts who have ever walked on the moon.

Across the parking lot from the aircraft display, SOKY Multirotors is hosting the fourth annual Drone Dash at Aviation Heritage Park in conjunction with the Open Cockpit event.

Practice: 10 am – Noon
Racing: Noon – 3 pm
Finals- 3 pm

$10 Fee due day of race

Payout based on registered pilots

Standard Pilot Racing Etiquette

More info on the MultiRotors website.