Events

Seasonal Event

Open Cockpit Day
March-November—Every third Saturday

On every third Saturday of the month, between March and November, the museum opens up some of its more impressive planes for guided tours. These aircraft will be opened to the public from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. if weather permits and tour guides are available.

D-Day Paratrooper Joe Morettini Reunites with Museum's C-47

D-Day Paratrooper Joe Morettini Reunites with Museum’s C-47

Event Date: Thursday, 9 July 2015 at 11:00 a.m.
Location: Air Mobility Command Museum
Address: 1301 Heritage Rd, Dover AFB, DE 19902

On July 9th, D-Day paratrooper Joe Morettini will visit the AMC Museum to reunite with the C-47 that carried him into combat in WWII. In April earlier this year, his fellow paratrooper Corporal George Shenkle of the 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment visited and spoke with enthralled visitors. Joe was not able to travel to Dover then but as one of only two or three surviving paratrooper who jumped from this C-47 on D-Day he wanted to make one last trip to see the plane that gave him a ride to France. The mission of his fellow paratroopers that day was to seize and hold the vital crossroads town of St. Mere Eglise, France, making it one of the first towns liberated during the invasion.

Mr. Morettini will be visiting from 11 a.m. until about 1 p.m.

The original jump manifest listing Joe’s name on it that will be on display on the 9th.

As a highlight Joe will add his signature to the National Star on the side of the plane just as he had done those many years ago. Photography is encouraged as this historic event will not likely be repeated.

During a reunion at the AMCM (then Dover AFB Historical Center) on June 1990, standing in the door of their Normandy plane, left to right. Top: Joe Morettini, and George Shenkle, Bottom: Pilot Ed Yarborough and Crew Chief "Bing" Wood.

During a reunion at the AMCM (then Dover AFB Historical Center) on June 1990, standing in the door of the museum’s C-47 “Turf & Sport Special.” Left to right: Top: Joe Morettini, and George Shenkle, Bottom: Pilot Ed Yarborough and Crew Chief "Bing" Wood. (Credit: 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment)

Open Aircraft Day

Open Cockpit Day

Event Date: Saturday, 18 July 2015 at 10:00 a.m.
Location: Air Mobility Command Museum
Address: 1301 Heritage Rd, Dover AFB, DE 19902

The Air Mobility Command Museum is starting its 2015 Open Cockpit Day on Saturday, March 21. This event is repeated every third Saturday of the month through November.

Open Cockpit Day provides the public full access to many of the museum’s aircraft from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. if weather permits and tour guides are available. Tour guides are stationed in the open aircraft to describe the history of the planes and their missions. They are often retired crew members of these airplanes so their descriptions are from personal experience and bring the aircraft to life for visitors.

For more information please email Mike Leister, Director. You may request a tour of an aircraft on a day other than Open Aircraft Day by emailing Paul George, Tour Scheduler. (Aircraft that may not be toured: A-26, B-17 (physically fit DVs only), C-45, CG-4A, HH-43, F-101, F-106, TG-4, BT-13, PT-17, and T-33)

Update: Our C-5A Galaxy is undergoing some conservation work and is being repainted. There is a possibility that it will not be available on Open Aircraft Days, the third Saturday of July. It is very likely that it will not be open for tours on weekdays while it is being painted. We apologize for any inconvenience but this is being done for the long term protection of this unique artifact aircraft.

2015 Del Rods Wings-N-Wheels Car Show

2015 Wings-N-Wheels

Event Date: Saturday, 18 July 2015 at 9:00 a.m.
Location: Air Mobility Command Museum
Address: 1301 Heritage Rd, Dover AFB, DE 19902

Wings-N-Wheels Car Show hosted by the Del Rods Car Club of Dover, Delaware, returns to the AMC Museum for another fantastic day of cars, cars, cars! If you like planes, we’ll bet you like cars too. Here’s your chance to see both on Saturday, July 18! There were over 350 cars last year!

  • Rain date: Sunday, 19 July 2015
  • Trophies awarded at approximately 2 p.m.

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