Online Ticket sales close at 10 am today, June 15. If you don’t have a ticket you can pay at the door. This year’s event is Saturday, June 15, 5-10 pm, at the Bowling Green/Warren County Regional Airport.
Your ticket is ALL-INCLUSIVE giving you full access to a barbeque dinner, free drinks (including adult beverages), aircraft displays, and local favorite Bueler’s Day Off providing popular dancing music at 8 pm. The Tuskegee Airmen exhibit Rise Above, sponsored by PPG Aerospace, will also be open at the Hangar Party, free to party goers.
Air Force Gen. Lloyd W. “Fig” Newton, the Thunderbird’s first African American pilot and a retired 4-star general will be a special guest at this year’s Hangar Party. General Newton flew in the Thunderbirds with General Dan Cherry, a local Air Force veteran whose story is told at Aviation Heritage Park through the display of Phantom 550, the park’s first artifact.
The highlight of the 2019 Hangar Party will be the big “reveal” of Aviation Heritage Park’s recently restored Piper J-3 Cub honoring Glasgow native Willa Brown Chappell, a woman influential in breaking through racial barriers in the aviation field through her achievements as pilot, instructor, and activist. Ms. Chappell was the first African American woman in the US to hold both a mechanic’s license and a commercial pilot’s license and went on to train many of the men who became the famed Tuskegee Airmen. Several of her descendants will be on hand for the event.
Party gates open at 5 p.m. Tickets are on sale now and available at Ford’s Furniture, Nat’s Outdoor Sports, Chuck’s Liquor on Three Springs Road, and Barbara Stewart Interiors, or can be purchased on the Aviation Heritage Park website, AviationHeritagePark.com. Tickets are $40/adults, $15/children six-12, five and under are free. Any remaining tickets will be available at the door.
If you or your organization is interested in sponsoring a table, please contact AHP at 270-421-4885.