C-5A Galaxy Arrival Ceremony
March - September 2013
Update: The arrival of the museum's C-5 Galaxy, 69-0014, has been delayed. We're now expecting the aircraft's arrival anytime between March and the end of September. We'll post the latest news here or you can follow us on facebook, twitter, or our eNewsletter to stay updated.
For quite a few years, we've been asked when we're going to get a C-5. We now have the answer! Next March, C-5A 69-0014 will fly to the AMC Museum from Memphis ANGB, TN. We're proud to say that the Air Mobility Command Museum is the first museum to receive a C-5. Stay tuned for more info about the plane's arrival. You won't want to miss this arrival ceremony!
More about the plane: In 1971, 69-0014 was the first factory delivered C-5A to arrive at Dover AFB, DE. It also participated in testing the feasibility of air launching an ICBM (intercontinental ballistic missile). Other than being assigned to Dover AFB (436th MAW), it has been to Travis AFB, CA (60th MAW and 60th AMW), Altus AFB, OK (443d AW and 97th AMW), Lackland AFB, TX (433d AW), and is currently stationed at Memphis ANGB, TN (164th AW).
We need your help finding photos!
We're desperately looking for photos of our inbound C-5 Galaxy, 69-0014, at any time in its career. Personal or from publications—we're interested to look at anything you have or can find. Most of the photos found online, from Airliners.net, Jetphotos.net, flickr.com, and others, have already been obtained.
We're also looking for a close-up of a special decal 90014 used to wear after its missile drop testing, which was placed just aft of the crew entry door. Please e-mail our director, Mike Leister, any pictures you have or may find, or call at 302-677-5939.
9th Annual Golf Tournament
Friday, 21 June 2013
The 9th Annual AMC Museum Foundation Golf Tournament fundraiser is approaching. This tournament has proven to be the foundation's largest fundraiser. It will be played at Jonathan's Landing Golf Course on Friday, 21 June 2013. The proceeds from this tournament will help us to 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 Air Force community.
Registration will be from 11:00 to 12:00 noon. The 4-person scramble tournament will begin with a shotgun start at 12 noon. You may make up your own team. Tournament prizes will be awarded at dinner following the round. Join us for fun, food, and prizes! The cost, which includes golf with cart, buffet dinner, snacks/beverages, prizes, and hole-in-one prizes is $85 per person, $75 per active duty Military Officer, and $55 per active duty Enlisted personnel.
We are seeking local enterprises to be Hole Sponsors for this event or to donate prizes. If you choose to sponsor a hole, a 36"x24" sign will be placed on the golf course tees noting you as a sponsor. All sponsors are recognized in our handout brochure and also at the buffet dinner following the round. Sponsors names will be highlighted in our museum e-newsletter, which goes out on the internet to over a thousand people. Further recognition will follow in our quarterly Hangar Digest and on the museum website under "Latest News" following the tournament. The cost to sponsor a hole is $100. So, as you can see, being a sponsor not only helps the AMC Museum, but it provides you with considerable recognition and advertising and is tax-deductible within IRS Regulations. The AMC Museum Foundation is a 501(c) (3) Corporation, EIN 51-0355891. All proceeds go directly to the restoration and maintenance of artifacts in the museum.
AMC Museum Summer Camp
July 29-August 2
The AMC Museum will hold an educational summer camp for children interested in aeronautics and the U.S. Air Force. They will learn the history and science of flight, fly a simulator, and pre-flight an actual aircraft.
A unique feature of this summer camp is the option of a flight in a Dover AFB aero club plane around the base flight pattern for only $25!
Classes are half day from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. for ages 9 to 11 and 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. for ages 12 to 15. Dover AFB Aero Club flights will be on Thursdays, weather permitting. Flights will take place on Fridays if necessary due to bad weather.
Cost is $100 for a week of half-day classes and $25 for the optional flight. Enrollment is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Classes will be cancelled if a minimum number of students have not registered. A full refund will be given if class is cancelled and the student cannot attend another. A refund will be given if flights must be cancelled for weather or other events beyond the AMC Museum's control. If you must cancel we must receive 72 hours notice for a refund.
Have a question? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
» Dover AFB Aero Club Indemnity Agreement Form (.pdf) Please print and fill out if signing up for the $25 optional flight
Open Cockpit Day
Every third Saturday
On every third Saturday of the month, through November, the museum is opening up some of its more impressive planes for guided tours. The VC-9C Air Force Two, KC-135E Stratotanker, KC-97L Stratofreighter, C-133 Cargomaster, and other aircraft will be opened to the public from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., if weather permits and tour guides are available.