RQ-4A Global Hawk Finds Home in Century of Flight Hangar
The Museum of Aviation completed the restoration of the RQ-4A Global Hawk and accomplished a major milestone installing the aircraft in the Century of Flight Hangar.
The Museum’s restoration staff and volunteers helped the 402 AMXSS/MXPDAB crane operators thread the aircraft through the needle of the SR-71 and U-2. The 78 ABW/SEG ensured safety as the aircraft was placed on top of a pedestal 15 feet high. The pedestal holding the 9,300 aircraft was designed by Robins Air Force Base engineers. It was assembled by a volunteer master welder.
“It is great to finally get this aircraft up on the pedestal for public display,” said Museum Director Ken Emery, “The Global Hawk is impressive to see and will help us tell the story of Global Hawk program management and support here at Robins. We are excited that this Global Hawk actually served operationally in support of combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan."
The RQ-4A Global Hawk is a high-attitude, long-endurance, remotely piloted aircraft with an integrated sensor suite that provides global all-weather, day or night intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) capability.
Museum of Aviation to Hold Winter Wonderfest
The Museum of Aviation Foundation and the Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame will present the second annual Winter Wonderfest held on January 31 and February 1 at the Museum of Aviation.
Children and adults alike will enjoy the winter-themed activities featuring our most popular attraction from last year, the two 65 foot snow tubing slides made from real snow. Other outdoor and indoor activities include a stunt jumpz, jousting, rock wall climbing, bounce houses, a snow ride around the museum, a craft show, a chili cook-off, food vendors, hot chocolate bar, cookie and cupcake decorating and much more. Enjoy these activities Saturday, Janauary 31 from 10 am to 4 pm and Sunday, February 1 from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
A new addition to the Winter Wonderfest will be an adult block party on Saturday, January 31 from 7 to 11 pm. The block party will feature live music by “Homeless Hill” with adult snow tubing, stunt jumpz, jousting, rock wall climbing and a cash bar.
The armbands prices are based on children’s ages. Children age 7 and under are $10 which includes snow tubing, jousting, animal land, snow globe photo op, double slide and guided snow ride around museum. Children ages 8 and older are $15 which includes all of the above plus stunt jumpz and rock climbing wall. Adult block party armbands cost is $10.
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To purchase tickets in advance, CLICK HERE.
Museum of Aviation to Hold "Murder High Reunion Class of '85" Dinner Theatre
The Museum of Aviation Foundation and Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame is inviting all 80’s fans to an interactive “Murder High – A High School Reunion” Mystery Dinner Theatre on February 6, 7, 13, 14, 20 and 21, 2015. You’ve come a long way in the last 30 years and so have your classmates. It’s time to reunite with your old friends (and enemies) to see what everyone has become. Unfortunately for one of you… it is a murderer who is destined to strike.
This year’s dinner theatre is set in current times but the Class Reunion theme is a Throw Back to the 80’s. We encourage you to have fun and dress the part. There will be a Best Dressed 80’s contest winner every night! Dress your 80’s best to win a $50.00 gift certificate!
Tickets may be purchased online or by completing the order form and returning it to the Museum of Aviation with your payment.
Museum of Aviation Foundation Aviation Heritage Center Announces 2015 Skyscapes Poster Contest
The Museum of Aviation’s Aviation Heritage Center has announced the Annual SkyScapes Poster Contest for 6th-8th Grade students. The theme for the 2015 contest will be “On the Homefront During WWII.” All entries should be delivered to the Century of Flight Hangar at the Museum of Aviation no
later than January 30, 2015.
Each year students are invited to submit their original artwork to the Museum through their school classroom. Entries are judged primarily on artistic talent and creativeness in representing the theme. Prizes will be awarded to the top 7 winners who will have their artwork put on display in the Century of Flight Hangar for one year. Teachers with the most entries will also receive a special prize.
For Poster Contest Packet, CLICK HERE.