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Open Aircraft Day at NMUSAF

Saturday, September 11, 2021; look inside the cockpit of the RF-101C Voodoo:

The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force will continue to provide the unique opportunity for visitors to get an up-close look inside a different aircraft from the collection each month on select days.

Visitors can look inside the cockpit of the RF-101C Voodoo on Saturday, Sept. 11. The first Voodoo, an F-101A fighter version, made its initial flight in Sept. 1954. The F-101 lineage included several versions: low-altitude fighter-bomber, photo reconnaissance, two-seat interceptor and transition trainer. Visitors will also have the opportunity to speak with Chief Master Sgt. Arthur “Pete” Petrini, a museum volunteer and former F-101 crew chief. The schedule of aircraft to be opened each month will be announced in advance on a quarterly basis. For a list of the open aircraft dates, visit

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 350 aerospace vehicles and missiles and thousands of artifacts amid more than 19 acres of indoor exhibit space. Each year thousands of visitors from around the world come to the museum. For more information, visit


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


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