Corvette To Race Airplane On Saturday
[ROME, GEORGIA, May 31, 2018—] The Museum of Flight has a great schedule of activities for their
annual Hangar Open House on Saturday, June 2nd from 10 AM to 4 PM. The event has activities for the entire family.
Home Depot is sponsoring a Kid’s Build in the hangar, and there will be special aerial activities throughout the
day, such as Thrust vs Torque, in which a Silver Anniversary Corvette races an airplane. In addition to the
historic aircraft, a variety of military vehicles will also be on display.
The Exchange Club of Rome’s Tomb of the Unknown Replica will be on exhibit this year, and there will be
special guest speakers, such as WWII P-51 pilot, Jim McCubbin and Jane Tucker of the Rosie the
Riveter Association. Mr. Ken Suffridge, Former Narrator for the Army Aviation Heritage Foundation “Sky
Soldiers”, who will be there giving rides in their Vietnam era “Cobra” and “Huey” helicopters, and former Mayor
of Aragon will be our Master of Ceremonies.
Civilian helicopter rides will be available for purchase at the event, and special AH-1 COBRA and UH-1 Huey
military helicopter rides are available for purchase now and at the event. Please call 423-228-2FLY (2359) for
information. Food, business, and crafts vendors will be on hand as well.
Admission to the event is free, but donations are welcome.
Museum of Flight Hangar June 2nd Open House Schedule:
Hangar and Grounds Activities:
Museum & Cockpit Tours 10a-4p
Home Depot Kids Project 10a-4p
Food Vendors 10a-4p
Tomb of the Unknowns Replica 10a-4p
Local Business Promotional Tents 10a-4p
Military Vehicles ordinance display 10a-4p
Huey & Cobra Rides 10a – 4p
Helicopter Rides 11a-2p
Tiger Flight Boy Scout Merit Badge
T-28B Flights – 11a, 1p and 3p
Torque VS Thrust Demo: 2p
C-45 Flight: 1200 noon
Guest Speakers: Community Room
1030a-11a: Jim McCubbin, WWII P-51 Pilot European Theater with 9 confirmed kills & German POW
11a- 1130a: Herb Barnum, WWII Pilot for Omar Bradley
1200- 1230: Jane Tucker and the Rosie the Riveter Assoc. WWII Rosie experiences
1p- 130p: Gil Espy, T-28 Vietnam Veteran
2p–230p: Joel Megginson, C-17 pilot and Delta Airline Pilot
For more information regarding the Museum or to donate to help support their mission, please call
423-228-2359, visit www.mofts.org or visit on Facebook:
Museum of Flight Hixson is a non-profit organization dedicated to the mission: “To increase the
public’s awareness of aviation through the flight of historic aircraft while supporting the local children’s