Drone Day & Open Cockpit Event

Saturday, February 15, 2020, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


Our Drone Day will feature drone specialists from the FAA and local organizations along with our historic aircraft. There will be displays of WWII target drones and engines with recreational and professional use drones, in addition to drone demonstrations.

  • At 11:00 a.m. Marilyn Pearson, Aviation Safety Inspector with the FAA, will be speaking on the process of becoming a drone pilot, exciting opportunities for drone use, and what hobbyists can expect in the future.
  • At 1:00 p.m. Jason Otrin, owner and operator of On Course Drones, discuss the current state of drone technology.

This event will also include, climb aboard experiences in select historic aircraft, flight simulators; and hands-on Build & Fly themed challenges. A variety of select aircraft that will be open for visitors including the WWII era Republic P-47D, the Vietnam War era Bell UH-1B "Huey" helicopter, Kaman SH-2F Seasprite helicopter, North American F-100A Super Sabre, Coast Guard Sikorsky HH-52A Seaguard helicopter, and our Boeing B-29A Superfortress.


Download a flyer HERE. All events and activities are included with general admission unless otherwise noted. Events and activities are subject to change.

The Museum and the Wings 'n Things Gift Shop staying open until 5:00 p.m. Sneakers or rubber-soled shoes are recommended.

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