Satisfy your need for excitement Saturday, April 25, 1.-4 p.m., at Aviation Heritage Park’s annual Open Cockpit event.
AHP welcomes the public to an up-close, open cockpit look at all 8 of the park artifacts. Marine One, the Panther, Shooting Star, Phantom 550, Aardvark, the UH1, Talon and Cub will each have a knowledgeable docent on hand discussing the aircraft and telling the stories of the pilots. Guest docents will include Brigadier General Dan Cherry, pilot of Phantom 550, Sgt Patrick O’Leary, a former crew chief for HMX1, and Major General Allen Youngman, former Kentucky Adjutant General. Viewing platforms will be available for all the park aircraft. The Cub honoring Willa Brown will be on display in the Restoration Tent.
Get the camera ready when you climb up to see the Northrup T-38 Talon. You are invited to not only look, but also climb into the seat of this NASA trainer honoring local astronaut Terry Wilcutt. This Talon #901 was flown by all the astronauts who have ever walked on the moon.