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Get Smart this Saturday at the MOF!

Coming this Saturday, September 24th from 10:00 am until 12:00 noon at the Museum of Flying, the California Association of Tiger owners will be presenting more than a dozen classic Sunbeam Tigers. The cars will be on exhibit in our outdoor display area and the show is included with the price of our general admission. Adults are $10, Students/Seniors are $8, Children 3-12 are $6.
Kids under 3 are free.

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SEPTEMBER 21, 1942: Boeing’s B-29 Superfortress long-range heavy bomber makes it first flight. The massive aircraft had a 141-foot wingspan and was powered by four powerful engines capable of speeds of more than 350 mph and operating at altitudes above 30,000 feet with bomb load of up to 20,000 pounds. Inside the crew worked in a pressurized cabin and were protected by a four remotely-controlled machine-gun turrets. Entering service in May 1944, B-29s ranged across the Pacific theater and over Japan, sometimes flying in formations of hundreds of aircraft. In the war’s waning days, two Superfortresses dropped the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. More than 3,900 B-29s were built, with some flying missions during the Korean conflict. The Superfortress was retired in 1960 as the B-52 Stratofortress took over the strategic bomber role.

Welcome to the Museum of FlyingOriginally established in 1974 as the Douglas Museum and Library, the Museum first opened in 1979 at 2800 Airport Avenue.  The Museum was founded by Donald Douglas Jr, the second President of the Douglas Aircraft Company. Construction began on the new Museum in early 2010 and the Museum celebrated its grand opening to the public in the new building on February 25, 2012.  The Museum collection consists of the many original artifacts related to the Douglas Aircraft Company, a variety of exhibits, aviation art, and features an array of aircraft from the Wright Flyer replica to aircraft of the jet age!

 

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Admission: Adults $10, Students/Seniors $8, Children (3-12) $6, Kids 2 & under free!

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