Monday, December 1, 2008

News & Notes - National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

News & Notes
National Museum of the United States Air Force • Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio • December 2008

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Family Day celebrates first flight, holidays
Celebrate the 105th anniversary of the first heavier-than-air powered flight and make paper flight-related ornaments during this month’s Family Day on Dec. 13 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Visitors can learn about the “Twelve Seconds that Changed the World” during a presentation in the Carney Auditorium at 11 a.m. Families will also be able to compare heavier-than-air flight to lighter-than-air flight by observing model hot air balloons being launched. This activity will take place throughout the day in the Modern Flight Gallery.

To celebrate the holiday season, visitors can make paper flight-related ornaments. This free activity takes place in the Modern Flight Gallery and visitors are encouraged to stop by anytime between 1 and 3 p.m. to participate.

For more information, visit


Holiday book signing event set for Dec. 13
Several aviation authors from the Dayton area will be at the museum’s gift shop on Dec. 13 from noon to 4 p.m. to sign their books.

Authors and co-authors include Dianna Brisco, Charlie and Ann Cooper, Tim Gaffney and Ty Greenlees, Mike Jackson and Tara Dixon-Engel, Mary Ann Johnson, Dan Patterson, Sarah Byrn Rickman, Lou Thole and Dale Whitford.

Book topics range from the Wright brothers to the space age, adult to children books, and everything in between. This may be a perfect opportunity for those who want to give personalized gifts for the holidays. Please check the museum’s Web site at for complete details.


Expect new look for next month’s ‘News & Notes’
The museum’s e-newsletter, “News & Notes”, will have a different look when it is delivered to your e-mail inbox next month. The redesign will allow for many improvements. For example, images will be included directly in the e-mail, rather than by clicking on a PDF file.

We are excited about this upgrade, but want to continue to make sure the e-newsletter is meeting your needs. Please take a few minutes to give us feedback at

Tell us what you currently enjoy about “News & Notes” and what you would like to see in future editions of the e-newsletter.


In-flight simulator lands at museum

The Convair NC-131H Total In-Flight Simulator (TIFS), a very unique aircraft created to perform research for the U.S. Air Force, landed on the back field of the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force on Nov. 7, 2008. More information and a short video is available at

On the Radar

Through December • “On the Other Side of the Lens...Military Photographers in action” photo exhibit
Dec. 5, 12, 19 • Behind the Scenes Tours
Dec. 6 & 7 • Holiday Concerts (tickets no longer available)
Dec. 13 • Family Day
Dec. 13 • Holiday Book Signing

For a complete list of museum events, including 2009 events, please visit


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