THINGS TO SEE

CURRENT EXHIBITS

Explore our many exhibits within the museum, as well as a vast historical aircraft collection ranging from World War I to the Vietnam era.

WORLD WAR I EXHIBIT FEATURING THE SPAD XIII

This exhibit features a WWI era fighter aircraft, the SPAD XIII. This aircraft was built entirely by hand over the course of several years by a dedicated crew of volunteers.

WILLOW RUN/ROSIE THE RIVETER EXHIBIT

Focuses on the Ford Willow Run B-24 Bomber Plant and the significant contributions of “Rosie the Riveter’s” to the war effort. Learn how a B-24 was built and how both men and women helped win World War II for the United States in various ways.

WWII EXHIBIT

Come see our many exhibits and displays relating to WWII – Norden and Sperry bombsights, a B-24 cockpit and top turret, a B-24 instrument panel, a Link Trainer, an Army Half-Track vehicle, and exhibits relating to the Tuskegee Airmen and the WASPs (Women Air Service Pilots).

VIETNAM WAR EXHIBIT

This exhibit is focused on the Vietnam War and highlights two of our main Vietnam-era aircraft, the F-4C Phantom II (restored to a new paint scheme), and a UH-ID Huey helicopter.

 SIMPLE MACHINES IN AVIATION

This exhibit allows visitors the chance to explore how the Five Simple Machines, such as the lever, pulley, and wheel, can operate in a complex machine such as an airplane. The O-2 Skymaster is the example aircraft used in this exhibit.

KC-135 COCKPIT

Ever wonder what it takes to fly an aircraft? Come sit in the pilot’s seat of a KC-135 and see all the instruments that a pilot has to use on the job.

EXPLORATION STATION

This is a hands-on area for children of all ages! Try your hand at building different creations with the Imagination Playground foam blocks and see what you can create! Learn about magnetism and how they attract or repel other items with our Magformers magnetic toys. See what interesting designs you can make with the different magnet shapes. Try your hand at being an aircraft artist with our art stations, where children can design their own airplane and nose art!

INSIDE AND OUTSIDE THE MUSEUM

STATIC AIRCRAFT DISPLAYS

We have a growing inventory of static aircraft displays at the Museum.
These aircraft are on display both inside and outside of the Museum, as well as Storage/Restoration facilities.

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F/A-18 Hornet++
SPAD XIII (Replica)
PS-2 Franklin Glider
F-84F Thunderstreak
RF-84F Thunderflash+
F-86D Sabre Dog**
O-2 Skymaster
F-100C Super Sabre**+
A-4C Skyhawk++
AH-1J Cobra+++
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F-4C Phantom II+
F-101B Voodoo**+
B-52D Stratofortress+
T-33A Shooting Star**
RB-57A Canberra**+
PB4Y-2 Privateer**
EC-121 Warning Star**++
SBD Dauntless++
P2V-7 Neptune **

**Currently at Storage or Restoration Facility
+On loan from the National Museum of the United States Air Force
++On loan from the National Naval Aviation Museum
+++On loan from the National Museum of the Marine Corps

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