Aviation Heritage Park is pleased to announce its annual Open Cockpit event is back, taking place on April 24th from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at Aviation Heritage Park, 1825 Three Springs Rd, with a rain date set for Sunday, April 25th. Watch AHP’s social media channels for updates. The event will include several guest docents and a summer camp expo. Open Cockpit and the summer camp expo are free events for both visitors and exhibitors.
Special guests will include Brigadier General Dan Cherry, pilot of Phantom 550, Sgt Patrick O’Leary, a former crew chief for HMX-1, and Major General Allen Youngman, former Kentucky Adjutant General.
Each special guest will be stationed at an aircraft in the park – the Phantom 550, the Marine One, and the Huey, respectively, and will share their experiences in the military.
Anyone who wishes to participate as an exhibitor in the summer camp expo may register by contacting Cara@AviationHeritagePark.com for further details.
AHP welcomes the public to have an up-close look at all the park warbirds. The cockpits will be open on all eight of the static displays for you to check out the perfectly restored interiors. Each will have a knowledgeable docent on hand discussing the aircraft, telling the stories of the pilots, and answering questions. Emergency service vehicles will be on site providing visitors a chance to check out the vehicles and talk to the crews.
Get the camera ready when you climb up to see the Northrup T-38 Talon. You are invited to not only look, but also climb into the seat of this NASA trainer honoring local astronaut Terry Wilcutt. This Talon #901 was flown by all the astronauts who have ever walked on the moon.
Ladybug Fritters and Fries and Pelican SnoBalls will be in the park with snacks.
As always admission is free and donations are greatly appreciated. For more information about AHP, please visit aviationheritagepark.com.