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KB-50J Superfortress Restoration Update

KB-50J Superfortress Restoration Progress Report

The KB-50J Superfortress arrived from MacDill AFB, Florida, with severe corrosion to major structural parts of the aircraft. The museum restoration crew have been hard at work with support from the 436th and 512th Airlift wing sheet metal experts. In May, the museum will host a visit for members of the TAC Tanker Association that flew and maintained the museum KB-50J aircraft back in the day.  The museum team is honored to be able to restore this aircraft and host the TAC Tanker reunion visit in May.

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Operation Varsity – 75th Anniversary – Hangar Talk

Join us as we commemorate the largest single day airborne operation in history as we present the Operation Varsity Hangar Talk. Museum volunteers will discuss the operation, detailing the preparation, execution, and results of one of the most daring daylight raids in military history.

75 years ago, the closing chapter of World War II in Europe was being written. Out of the ashes of the Battle of the Bulge came the resurgence of the Allied advance on Germany with the end of the war close at hand. However the most formidable obstacle still lay ahead: The Rhine River. On March 24th, 1945, in conjunction with an amphibious assault, Operation Varsity was launched with elements of the US 17th Airborne Division and the British 6th Airborne Division dropping behind enemy lines to secure a foothold across the river.

Take Exit 91 off of Delaware Route 1 and follow the signs. Museum hours are Tuesday through Sunday from 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Admission and parking are free. Call 302-677-5939, for any questions.

2020 Aviation Summer Camp

Date Morning Afternoon
22–26 June Open Open
6–10 July Open Open
27–31 July Open Open
10–14 August Open Open

The AMC Museum’s educational summer camp is for children interested in aeronautics and the U.S. Air Force. They will learn the history and science of flight, go on a digital scavenger hunt, learn to fly in a simulator, and preflight an actual aircraft.

Half-day classes are 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 (Friday if due to bad weather). ( Continue Reading… )

Open Cockpit Day - 2018

Open Cockpit Day

The Air Mobility Command Museum is starting its 2020 Open Cockpit Day on Saturday, April 18. This event is repeated every third Saturday of the month through October.

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.

Dates

April 18th, May 16th, June 20th, July 18th, August 15th, September 19th, October 17th

Additional Information

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