National Museum USAF Open Late on First Thursday of each month

December 3, 2020 open until 8 p.m. 5-8 p.m. – Look inside the F-111A

The museum, gift shop and café at the National Museum of the United States Air Force will remain open until 8 p.m. the first Thursday of each month in 2020.

Visitors can look inside the cockpit of the F-111A the evening of Dec. 3. The U.S. Air Force F-111A first flew 56 years ago in December 1964. The F-111 was unofficially referred to as the Aardvark, it did not receive the name officially until it was retired in 1996. Former F-111 pilot and museum volunteer Lt. Col. (Ret.) Eric Puschmann will be available to talk to visitors about the aircraft.

For a complete schedule of 2020 Thursday evening opening dates, visit

National Museum of the United States Air Force is Site #5 on the Aviation Trail.

1100 Spaatz St, Dayton, OH 45431 • (937) 255-3286 •


Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park 

16 S. Williams St., Dayton, OH 45402

Visitor Center:

For details and seasonal date schedules see

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

See the Visitor Center page for details on hours and for a map.


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.

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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