AHP Museum Ground Breaking- October 10, 3 pm
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 Wednesday October 10, 2018 at 3 pm 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.
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.