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Grimes Flying Lab Museum Events

The Grimes Flying Lab Museum/Foundation 2023 season:

Grimes Flying Lab Beech 18 Appearances:

June 10th - Wings and Wheels in Ypsilanti , Michigan

June 16,17, and 18th- Columbus , Ohio Air Show at Rickenbacker Airport - static display

July 4th- Urbana Fourth of July celebration (aircraft will fly at dusk ) - Weather permitting

July 10- Mechanicsburg , Ohio Summer Celebration parade - aircraft will fly to start parade - Weather permitting

July 22-33 - Dayton , Ohio Air Show at Dayton International Airport - Static display

August 11-12 - Thunder over Michigan Air Show in Ypsilanti , Michigan

August 19- Mid Eastern Regional Fly-In at Grimes Field - Aircraft will fly around noon -weather permitting

Grimes Flying Lab Museum Celebration -

125th Warren G Grimes Birthday

90th Anniversary of Grimes Manufacturing Company

80th Anniversary of Grimes Field dedication to the City of Urbana

September 2- Waynesville , Ohio Airport - Aircraft will fly - Weather permitting

September 3- Ring of Fire Event and Indian Lake, Ohio - Aircraft will fly - Weather permitting

September 17- WACO 100th Anniversary Fly Over- Troy, Ohio - Weather permitting

September 23- Zanesville , Ohio EAA Chapter 12 event - Weather permitting

Other events at Grimes Field :

September 23- Vietnam Fly in event

September - Vietnam traveling wall


About Grimes Flying Lab Museum:

Located at Grimes Field in Urbana, the "lab" is a Beech 18 that served the U.S. Air Forces as a C-45 and was modified to a C-45H as a test bed for aircraft nighttime lighting systems. The aircraft was a valuable tool for engineers who worked for Warren G. Grimes - the father of aircraft lighting - before and during World War II to advance developments for safer flight at night. Grimes produced his first airplane lights in his garage in 1933 and by World War II his company had grown to produce lighting for military aviation. Besides memorabilia from Grimes' life and Grimes Manufacturing Co., historical and modern aircraft lighting products are displayed.

Grimes Flying Lab Foundation

Grimes Flying Lab Foundation is a a 501(c)(3) organization.


Grimes Flying Lab is Site #14 on the Aviation Trail


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