AMCM 30th Anniversary

30th Anniversary – Festival of Flight

Quick Overview
Date Event Time
Fri, Sep 23rd Party, raffle, heavy hors d’oeuvres, wine & beer, live jazz music, and special guest 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. ($100)
Sat, Sep 24th &
Sun, Sep 25th
Tour 20+ AMCM aircraft, DAFB static displays, reenactors, food vendors, and special guests 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Free Admission)

Celebrate the museum’s 30th anniversary at our biggest event ever—a three-day-long Festival of Flight! The fun starts on Friday, September 23rd, with an exclusive party and raffle. Each $100 ticket holder had a chance to win one of many unique prizes.

The festival continues on Saturday, the 24th, and Sunday, the 25th. As usual, admission to the museum is free. You and your family will enjoy a unique opportunity to tour over 20 of our aircraft. Meet reenactors, take a break with various food vendors, and hear special guests.

A special appearance at the museum, generously provided by Team Dover, will be a C-17 Globemaster III and C-5M Super Galaxy. Here’s your chance to see inside these airlift aircraft that fulfill the worldwide air mobility requirements of the United States. Check out the differences between the museum’s retired C-5A Galaxy and the modern Super Galaxy.

Exciting news for kids! There will be two bounce houses available for the whole family to enjoy, provided by Bouncer Boys! They will be located behind the museum’s C-5A Galaxy in the grass.

Food Vendors
Saturday, 24th Sunday, 25th
Between the Bunz Between the Bunz
Sweet Josephines Sweet Josephines
Charlies Hot Dogs Charlies Hot Dogs
Pizza Capo Getta Pizza This
Dino’s Ice Cream Dino’s Ice Cream
Kona Ice Kona Ice
Nothing Better, LLC

I want you to join! Membership - Festival of Flight
Join the Air Mobility Command Museum Foundation or renew your membership during our Festival of Flight weekend and be automatically entered for a chance to win a Delmarva sight-seeing flight in a classic 1941 Boeing PT-17 Stearman biplane. Only two rules: To be eligible for the flight you must join or renew through the store at the AMC Museum or online. You must also join/renew anytime during our Festival of Flight weekend, Friday 23 September thru Sunday 25 September. Entry into the drawing is automatic and the winning member will be picked randomly and notified the following week.

Festival of Flight Party

The Festival of Flight party has concluded. Thank you all who came out and we hope you enjoyed your time!

Your ticket to the Friday, September 23rd, Festival of Flight party includes admission for two, one entry into the raffle, heavy hors d’oeuvres, wine & beer, live jazz music by the Milford Community Band, and special guest Lt Gen William Welser III, USAF (Ret), former DAFB Wing Commander. All proceeds benefit the AMC Museum Foundation.

Tickets are $100 each and can be purchased at the Air Mobility Command Museum Store, or from our online store. (If you’re interested in being a sponsor, please click here.)

The party starts at 6 p.m. and ends at 8 p.m. The raffle drawings begin at 7:30 p.m. Dress is party festive. You do not have to be present to win.

Raffle Prizes:

  • Grand Prize—Round-trip limo ride to New Jersey for an aircraft flight up the Hudson River and around the Statue of Liberty for two people
  • First Prize—Flight for two in the award-winning B-25 bomber “Panchito” during Oct 1, 2016 Wings and Wheels airshow at Georgetown, DE
  • Sightseeing flight, Looking for Eagles, for one in a 1941 Army PT-17 Stearman (open cockpit bi-plane)
  • Sightseeing flight, Looking for Ospreys, for one in a 1941 Army PT-17 Stearman
  • Sightseeing flight, Sassafras/Chester Rivers, for one in a 1941 Navy PT-17 Stearman
  • Sightseeing flight, Delmarva low-level, for one in a 1939 J-3 Cub (Army Air Force markings)
  • Sightseeing flight, Delmarva low-level, for one in a 1947 USAF L-16 Grasshopper (observation plane)
  • Sightseeing flight, Looking for Eagles and Ospreys, for one in a 1947 USAF L-16 Grasshopper
  • Sightseeing flight, Low and Slow, for one in a Moyes Dragonfly (ultra-light aircraft)
  • Sightseeing flight, Soaring over Delmarva, glider flight for one in a Schweizer SGS 2-33
  • Birthday party location for up to 15 children inside the museum’s C-133 Cargomaster (tables, chairs, and sound system provided)
  • Party in the C-5 Galaxy for up to 30 adults for special 30th Anniversary showing of motion picture Top Gun (beer, soda, and popcorn provided)
  • Aerial photo of your house by Mike Baker, C.M. Baker Photography
  • Wine & Cheese party for 12 in the museum’s aircraft control tower (wine and cheese furnished or winner’s option)


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2016 AMC Museum Foundation Annual Campaign

2016 AMC Museum Foundation Annual Campaign

Why should you donate to our Annual Campaign? Your tax-deductible donation helps preserve our U.S. Air Force history and heritage and funds aircraft restoration, new exhibits, and educational programs like our popular aviation summer camp.

We really can’t do it without your support.

Donate $100 or more and we’ll send you a ready-to-frame aerial photograph of the museum’s aircraft ramp.

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12th Annual Golf Tournament Recap

12th Annual Golf Tournament Recap

The AMC Museum Foundation 12th Annual Golf Tournament was held on Friday, June 3, 2016. It was a huge success as our golfers turned out for an afternoon of golf and fun.  As our foundation’s largest fund-raising event, all the proceeds go to help us fulfill the mission of the AMC Museum as an aviation and aerospace, education, scientific, cultural, historical, and inspirational facility for the general public and the U.S. Air Force community. Our sincere thanks to ALL those who supported the AMC Museum Foundation by either playing, being a Hole Sponsor, or donating door prizes and Silent Auction items. Planning is already underway for next year’s tournament.

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Aircraft Bench Fundraiser

Is Your Name on the Bench?

The AMC Museum Foundation is starting a unique fundraising campaign.

For a $100 donation to the AMC Museum Foundation “Bench Program” you can get your name on a plaque on the bench of your choice. We’ll also recognize you in the museum’s quarterly newsletter, Hangar Digest, and on our website.

They’ll be placed on the ramp near their respective aircraft to complement the static displays, and, as often as possible, they’ll be placed where visitors can rest in some shade. These 8-foot-long benches are high-quality plastic-coated rolled steel with cast aluminum legs. Weighing in at nearly 250 pounds each, we shouldn’t need to move them, even for the occasional Delaware hurricane.

Learn more and be a part of our aircraft bench program by clicking here!

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George Shenkle sits with re-enactors, who are depicting World War II-era paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division, inside a C-47A Skytrain April 18, 2015, at the Air Mobility Command Museum near Dover Air Force Base, Del. Shenkle is sitting in the same seat position on the very aircraft that he jumped out of on D-Day, June 6, 1944, over Normandy, France. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Zachary Cacicia)

Jumping into History

“Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force! You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you.”

These remarks made by Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, Supreme Allied Commander, prior to the launch of the Allied invasion of Normandy, still carry weight to this day for one of the soldiers he was addressing, the now 93-year-old George Shenkle.

Seventy-one years after jumping into Nazi-occupied France and history, with eyes of the world set upon him and his comrades-in-arms, Shenkle, formerly of Easy Company, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, reunited with the very C-47A Skytrain that he jumped out of April 18, 2015, at the Air Mobility Command Museum near Dover Air Force Base, Delaware. ( Continue Reading… )