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REGISTER NOW FOR SPRING BEHIND THE SCENES TOURS

AT NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE U.S. AIR FORCE

DAYTON, Ohio — Have you ever wondered what goes into getting an aircraft ready for display at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force?

Sign up for the museum’s free Behind the Scenes Tours and see the restoration process first-hand. Registration for tours through May 2017 is now open. These free tours take place every Friday from 12:15-3 p.m. Space is limited, so advance registration is required.

During the tours, members of the public are guided through the museum’s restoration hangars located on the historic Wright Field flight line in Area B of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, about one mile from the main museum building. Visitors will see a variety of aircraft in several stages of the restoration process, including the famous World War II bomber, B-17F Memphis Belle™.

Interested individuals can register by submitting an online form at www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/Visit/GroupsandTours.aspx or by calling (937) 656-9436. Registered participants should meet in the museum’s Carney Auditorium between 11:30-11:45 a.m. There are no group reservations provided.

Participants must be at least 12 years old, and an adult must accompany those under 18. A government-issued photo ID (i.e. driver’s license) is required of all individuals 18 and over. Driver’s license numbers must be provided at time of pre-registration. All foreign visitors must present an original passport (NEXUS cards and foreign enhanced driver’s licenses are not authorized at this time). All foreign national guests must register at least seven days prior to the tour date. Walk-in registration for these guest is not permitted. The museum will provide bus transportation to the hangars. For security reasons, all bags are subject to search upon entry to the museum, and backpacks, packages and large camera cases are not permitted on the shuttle bus. Bag checks may be conducted while en route to the restoration hangar.

The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, Ohio, is the world’s largest military aviation museum. With free admission and parking, the museum features more than 360 aerospace vehicles and missiles and thousands of artifacts amid more than 19 acres of indoor exhibit space. Each year about one million visitors from around the world come to the museum. For more information, visit www.nationalmuseum.af.mil.


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Location

Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park 

16 S. Williams St., Dayton, OH 45402

Visitor Center:

For details and seasonal date schedules see https://www.nps.gov/daav/planyourvisit/hours.htm

or please call (937) 225-7705 for the current park schedule.

Parking:

From W. Third St., turn south on Williams St and then turn left on Fourth St. Go 1/2 block and turn left into the Visitor Center parking area.

CLICK HERE for a parking map.

See the Visitor Center page for details on hours.

Travel Note - Third St. Bridge closure:

The Third Street Bridge will be CLOSED beginning Jan. 1, 2020 until approximately Oct. 2021. Visitors can use the Fifth St. Bridge or the Salem Ave. Bridge as detours from downtown Dayton. A file with more detailed instructions for visitors traveling from the north or south via I-75, or from the east and west via US35 can be downloaded by CLICKING HERE.

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