Picnic at AHP During Eclipse
Join the Warren County Public Library for a picnic at Aviation Heritage Park in honor of the total solar eclipse on August 21, 12:30-2 pm! This is the first time since 1979 that the mainland United States will be in the direct path of a total solar eclipse. Bowling Green has the good fortune of being one of the best viewing areas to observe this rare celestial event!
Bring your own picnic supplies and chairs or blankets and watch the eclipse unfold. Check out the aircraft on display and engage in fun, family-friendly activities while you wait! A limited number of eclipse viewing glasses will be available at the event while supplies last.
This event is free and open to the public. No advance registration is required.
View from the Hill
Aviation Heritage Park currently has five aircraft displayed in the park and will soon add a sixth, the Huey displayed at Hangar Party 2017. Each of these artifacts tells the story of a hero pilot. So far, all of these pilots are WKU graduates. And, the Huey is no different.
Hangar Party Remembers Vietnam
Hangar Party tickets are available now and going FAST! Purchase online here or pick them up at Ford’s Furniture, Nat’s Outdoor Sports, Chuck’s Liquor, and Barbara Stewart Interiors. They are $40/adults, $15/children six-12, five and under are free.
We invite you to see the photo walls and rosters of helicopter crew members. These are the men who piloted, acted as gunners, were air evac, performed maintenance, and all the other jobs necessary to support the helicopter’s mission in their assignments in Southeast Asia.
There will be a photo memorial wall to the 24 Warren County men Killed in Action.
Those interested in the history of warfare will want to check out the artifacts on display in the tent. Robert Decker will be bringing a VN War display from the Patton Museum at Fort Knox. A second display will be BATTLEFRONT! A special Vietnam War display and Living History group featuring standard equipment used by US forces in Vietnam dating from 1965 to 1973. See standard issue grunt in the jungle to Special Forces operating on secret missions as agents in the North Vietnamese Army.
Wall of Honor at Hangar Party 2017
Hangar Party 2017 will feature both a roster and photo wall of veterans who have a connection to a Huey, such as pilots, ground crew, flight crew, medical evacuation and other roles. If you know of anyone who served in this capacity during the Vietnam War, please contact Aviation Heritage Park (270) 421-4885.
Additionally, there will be a wall of honor featuring the individual photos of those servicemen who were from Warren County Kentucky Killed in Action during the Vietnam War. Tickets to the Hangar Party are available by clicking this link or by visiting Ford’s Furniture, all Chuck’s Liquors, Nat’s, Barbara Stewart Interiors and Miracle Mattress June 1.
Army JROTC in Action
Thanks and a shout-out to Bowling Green High School Army Junior ROTC instructors Maj Roy Henson and Sgt 1st Class Doug McKinney. For several years they have brought their cadets to Aviation Heritage Park in May to wash the airplanes.
Today they did a great job. We appreciate their hard work.