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Grimes Flying Lab Museum Events

The Grimes Flying Lab Museum/Foundation 2024 season:

Events for the 2024 season: 

Schedule for The Grimes Flying Lab Museum is April - October months with hours of 10am- 1pm 

April 8 for the solar eclipse the museum will be open to the public. Snacks and drinks will be for sale . The public is welcome to bring a lawn chair.

Aircraft will attend

• Columbus air show June 14-16 ( not confirmed yet

• Dayton Air Show June 22-23 

• Urbana , Ohio July 4th celebration ( aircraft will fly at dusk ) 

September Labor Day weekend 

Red Stewart Airfield Waynesville , Ohio -August 31

Ring of Fire Event Indian Lake Russels Point , Ohio 

September 21- Bucyrus Ohio airport fly in event 

September 28- Zanesville Airport Zanesville , Ohio EAA Chapter Event 

Mark calendars now ! In 2025 will be the 50th anniversary of when our original pilot Earl Bennett took the Grimes Flying Lab Beech 18 to Paris , France for the Paris Air show . More details will be coming at a future date . 


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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