Open Cockpit Day October 21
Come to the park Saturday, October 21, 10 am – 2 pm, for both the Drone Dash and Open Cockpit Day! It’s your once a year chance to get an up close look at all the park airplanes. The cockpits will be open for you to check out what is inside!
Each plane in the park will have a docent on hand to tell the story of the plane and the famous heroes who flew those planes. You will be able to climb some steps and check out the interior of the plane.
Pictures are welcomed as you view the T-38 Talon honoring local astronaut Terry Wilcut. This Talon, #901, was flown by all the astronauts who flew the 6 Mercury missions through 1963, the 10 Gemini missions, and the Apollo program. The astronauts who have flown AHP’s Talon include Scott Carpenter, L. Gordon Cooper, Virgil I. “Gus” Grissom and Donald K. “Deke” Slayton, John H. Glenn, Jr., Walter M. Schirra, Jr. and Alan B. Shepard, Jr. Photo courtesy John Fleck
Drone Dash October 21
Date: Saturday, October 21, 2017
Time: Registration Start- 9 am, Flights– 10 am – 2 pm
Location: Aviation Heritage Park located at the corner of Three Springs Road and Smallhouse Road at Basil Griffin Park.
Registration: Register day of event: $10 Fee to fly at Drone Dash. $5 additional fee for FPV racing.
FPV Racing: First Person View racing. Course layout based on the MultiGP UTT1. Click here to view the course.
Flight Simulator: An FPV computer simulator will be available.
Green Zone: Open area for fun flight and aerial demonstrations.
Participants: First Person View (FPV) and Fun Fly pilots. Click for Participation Rules.
Spectators are welcome! No registration is required (Spectators must remain clear of FPV Race course and out of Green Zone)
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.
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.