Open Aircraft Days at NMUSAF

On these days, visitors will have the unique opportunity to look inside one of the museum’s aircraft from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. - next event: Saturday, April 17, 2021:

Saturday, April 17, 2021 - Walk thru the AC-130A (shown above) Learn about this aircraft from six U.S. Air Force veterans: Col. (Ret.) Frank Alfter, Lt. Col. (Ret.) Larry Flinn, Col. (Ret.) Tom Gardner, Col. (Ret.) Carl Peirolo, Col. (Ret.) Bob Pinizzotto and Master Sgt. Shane Sprague. Saturday, May 8, 2021 - Look in the F-22A cockpit Learn more about the aircraft from Maj. (Ret.) James Miklasevich, a museum volunteer and F-22 Systems Engineer. Saturday, June 19, 2021 - Walk inside the C-7A Learn more about this aircraft from museum volunteer and former aircraft structural repairman, Senior Master Sgt. (Ret.) Jerry Mongelli.

Future Dates:

Friday, July 9, 2021

Friday, Aug. 20, 2021

Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021

Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021

Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021

Saturday, Dec. 18, 2021

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


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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