Come check out the airplanes during Open Cockpit Day, 17 October, and let the kids have fun at the Halloween Costume Contest. Please do not bring anything that might be perceived as a weapon.
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.
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)
Join us at the AMC Museum for our 2015 Veterans Day ceremony on November 11th. The museum opens at 9:00 a.m. and seating begins inside at 9:50. The ceremony begins at 11:00, rain or shine, with the posting of the colors. In addition to the Dover AFB Honor Guard and special guest speaker Lieutenant General Bill Welser, USAF (Ret), we will have music by the Milford Community Band. Many of the museum’s airplanes will be open for viewing until 3:45 p.m. The museum will close at 4 p.m.
Veterans Day is a time to remember that the freedoms we enjoy as Americans have come with a price, and have been earned and perpetuated by the brave men and women who have answered the call to duty for their country. Without their dedication and sacrifice, America would be a very different place today.
Come and join us in thanking America’s military veterans through this very special ceremony.
World War I, known as “The Great War” or “The War to End All Wars”, officially ended on June 28, 1919 with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles, signed in the Palace of Versailles, France. Hostilities actually ceased seven months earlier on Nov 1918, on the 11th hour of the 11th day. This moment in time marked the cessations of the most destructive, costly, and far-reaching war in human history.
To of those who died and served with gratitude for victory commemorate this occasion, President Wilson declared November 11, 1919 as Armistice Day with the following words: “To us in America the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism and freedom which it has help maintain.”
In 1938, Armistice Day became a national holiday and in 1954 the 83rd Congress, at the urging of Veteran groups, changed the word ‘Armistice’ to ‘Veterans’. President Dwight D. Eisenhower issued the first Veterans Day Proclamation: “In order to insure proper and wide spread observation of this anniversary, all Veteran’s organizations and all citizenry will wish to join hands in the common purpose.”