Events

Seasonal Event

Open Cockpit Day
April-October—Every third Saturday

On every third Saturday of the month, between April and October, 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.

Open Cockpit Day - 2018

Open Cockpit Day

Event Date: Multiple dates, check below
Location: Air Mobility Command Museum
Address: 1301 Heritage Rd, Dover AFB, DE 19902

The Air Mobility Command Museum is starting its 2019 Open Cockpit Day on Saturday, April 20. 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 20th, May 18th, June 15th, July 20th, August 17th, September 21st, October 19th

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)

2019 Aviation Summer Camp

2019 Aviation Summer Camp

Event Date: Multiple dates, check below
Location: Air Mobility Command Museum
Address: 1301 Heritage Rd, Dover AFB, DE 19902
Date Morning Afternoon

We are currently planning the 2019 Aviation Summer Camp and dates will be published in the near future! Sign-up forms will be available to download when the dates are announced.

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, learn to fly in a simulator, and pre-flight an actual aircraft. They’ll also see what it’s like in a working air traffic control tower on base, get a weather briefing, talk to a pilot and loadmaster, and go on a digital scavenger hunt!

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. ( Continue Reading… )

2019 Commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of D-Day

Commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of D-Day

Event Date: Saturday, 4 May 2019 at 9:00 a.m.
Location: Air Mobility Command Museum
Address: 1301 Heritage Rd, Dover AFB, DE 19902

Quick Overview of Events

  • That’s All, Brother will be on display and will demonstrate a paratrooper jump
  • A C-17 Globemaster III and C-130 Hercules will demonstrate a paratrooper jump
  • Throughout the day there will be historical presentations covering D-Day and reenactors
  • A 1940s swing dance with music performed by the Smooth Sound Big Band
  • Two former D-Day veteran paratroopers who jumped out of the museum’s C-47 Skytrain will be in attendance

A schedule with times of these events will be made available soon.

The Air Mobility Command Museum would like to announce a Commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of D-Day on Saturday, May 4th, 2019. We are paying tribute to the men, their sacrifices and the history, with many events planned for the day.

Events will include up to 200 personnel parachute drops from a C-17 Globemaster III and a C-130 Hercules by the 82nd Airborne Division. A historical aircraft, That’s All, Brother, will be on display at the AMC Museum. It was the lead C-47 Skytrain of the 800 aircraft that dropped two American airborne divisions into France on D-Day. In conjunction with the C-17 and C-130 paratrooper jumps, the Liberty Jump Team will be jumping from That’s All, Brother. There will be historical presentations and reenactors covering the D-Day operation throughout the day. Following the day’s exciting ground and air events, a swing dance with 1940s music will be performed by the Smooth Sound Big Band from Milford, Delaware. One significant highlight will be the presence of two paratroopers who jumped from the AMC Museum’s C-47 Turf and Sport Special on that ‘Day of Days.’

The events will be held at the AMC Museum, 1301 Heritage Rd, Dover, Delaware, and is free to the public with gates opening at 9 a.m.  More details will be published as they become available.

Unique D-Day and museum items will be available in our Museum Store for the event.

Please contact the Museum Operations Manager, Michael Hurlburt, at 302-677-3855 for questions about the event.

 

Q & A
  • Why May 4th when D-Day was June 6th?
    • May 4th was the best time available for both That’s All, Brother and Dover Air Force Base.

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)

This photo of the museum’s C-47 Skytrain, Turf & Sport Special, taken later during Market-Garden, shows how tight the formations were flown during combat missions. The shadow in the lower right hand corner is the windshield wiper on the pilot’s side of the cockpit of the photographer’s airplane.