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The Frontiers of Flight Museum will present the inaugural Olin C. Lancaster Jr. Award for Leadership to Deryl Hill, President of the UPS Red River District, at the annual gala fundraiser May 10.

Museum Presents Inaugural Olin C. Lancaster Jr. Award for Leadership to Deryl Hill, President of the UPS Red River District

The Frontiers of Flight Museum will celebrate its 30th anniversary with a gala fundraiser featuring an elegant evening of dinner and dancing to toast three decades of milestones, highlights and memories on Friday, May 10. The event benefits the Museum and will start with a VIP reception for sponsors at 6:30 p.m. For info visit: https://www.flightmuseum.com/2019-gala/.

The Frontiers of Flight Museum, home to a learning laboratory using aviation and space flight to encourage and promote student excellence in STEM education, will commemorate this special 30th anniversary with an amazing celebration including a virtual who’s who in the aviation industry and Dallas business community.

In recognition of UPS and their continued support of the Museum and its mission, Deryl Hill, UPS Red River District President, will receive the inaugural Olin C. Lancaster, Jr. Award for Leadership.  Lancaster was the first executive director of the Frontiers of Flight Museum.

Weestablished this prestigious award in recognition of Mr. Lancaster’s support of the Museum’s effort to educate, motivate and inspire through aviation and space flight history,” said Cheryl Sutterfield-Jones, President and CEO of the Frontiers of Flight Museum. “His legacy of dedicated leadership, commitment to community service and love of aviation is the inspiration for this honor. It’s a privilege to present this first award to UPS and Mr. Hill for their unwavering dedication and philanthropic initiatives to support STEM education at the Museum and in our community and throughout the region.”    

Following the formal program, guests will enjoy a musical experience and dancing with The Hip Van Winkles jazz band.  Like time-travelers emerging from a bygone era, The Hip Van Winkles have reinvented today’s music with analog authenticity and the exuberance of the jazz age.

Gala organizers are delighted to commemorate the Museum’s achievements with this exciting evening of entertainment. “It not only highlights the Museum as a world-class destination and Smithsonian affiliate, but also as a special gem in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area,” said Sutterfield-Jones.  “The Frontiers of Flight Museum has been proudly serving our community since our formation in 1988 and incorporation in 1989.  Preserving the history of aviation and space travel, and providing a rich educational resource for future generations, we continue to impact our community and look forward to the next 30 years of servicing North Texas.”

Sponsorship of the 2019 Gala will benefit the Museum’s mission and award-winning STEM educational programming reaching over 40,000 students annually. The Museum also received the 2018 Texas Million Women Mentors® Stand Up for STEM Award.

The Frontiers of Flight Museum has over 35 space vehicles and aircraft from a replica of the Wright Flyer to the one-of-a-kind “Flying Pancake,” the Apollo 7 spacecraft, 11 galleries, and over 35,000 historical artifacts on display. The Living History program features the portrayal of prominent personalities in aviation history who present both on-site and in the community. 

Supporters of the Frontiers of Flight Museum’s 2019 30TH Anniversary Gala include:  

Jet - $50,000
UPS

Innovator $25,000
Gena and Dan Hamilton

Trainer $10,000
City of Dallas Aviation Department
The Alinda Hill Wikert Foundation

Pioneer $5,000

AIRBUS Helicopter
CARTER ARNETT
Cindy & Tony Weber Foundation
CTJ Investments
Dallas Fort Worth International Airport
Gulfstream Aerospace
Peter C. Huff/Dr. David R. Webb, Jr.
TAC Air
University of Texas at Dallas Special Collections

Five sponsorship levels are available. Individual patron tickets are $125 for Museum members; and $150 for Non-Museum members based on availability. For sponsorship information in support of the Frontiers of Flight Museum’s mission and award-winning education programs visit https://www.flightmuseum.com/product/gala-sponsorship-2019/;  or contact: Luis Gonzalez at (214) 699-4621 or via at email gonzalez@flightmuseum.com.

FRONTIERS OF FLIGHT MUSEUM 30TH ANNIVERSARY MILESTONES

Below are a few highlights of the Frontiers of Flight Museum’s milestones. For a more comprehensive list of significant Museum accomplishments visit:  https://www.flightmuseum.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Milestones_1988-2019_23Mar2019.pdf

1988
Frontiers of Flight Museum is Incorporated

1989
Frontiers of Flight Museum Receives 501 (C) 3 Charter

1990
Frontiers of Flight Museum Opens to the Public in Love Field Terminal

1993
George E. Haddaway and General James H. Doolittle Receive Haddaway Award

1995
Honorable Barry Goldwater and Robert L. Crandall, American Airlines, Receive Haddaway Award

1996
Honorable Sam Johnson and Brig. General Chuck Yeager Receive Haddaway Award

1998
Coach Tom Landry Receives Haddaway Award

2000
Frontiers of Flight Museum Receives $7.2 TXDOT Grant for New Facility
Col. Walter Cunningham, Jay Miller and John Konrad Receive Haddaway Award

2002
Frederick Smith, Chairman of FedEx, and Rain Hancock Receive Haddaway Award
Frontiers of Flight Museum Becomes a Smithsonian Affiliate Museum

2003
Ground Breaking Ceremony for Lemmon Avenue Facility
Honorable Kay Bailey Hutchison and Civil Air Patrol Receive Haddaway Award
Frontiers of Flight Museum Opens Remote Museum Store at North Park Center

2004

First Gala Event on May 24
J. Jan Collmer, Co-Founder of the Museum, Receives Haddaway Award
Apollo VII Command Module Arrives at the Museum

2005

Colleen Barrett, President of Southwest Airlines, Receives Haddaway Award
NASA and Frontiers of Flight Museum Present Ambassador of Exploration Award to Col. Walter Cunningham
Moon Rock Dedication
Frontiers of Flight Museum Presents NASA Flight Director Gene Kranz “Return to Flight” Lecture Series

2006
Senator John Glenn Receives Haddaway Award

2007
General T. Michael Moseley, Chief of Staff, U.S. Air Force, Receives Haddaway Award

2008
Frontiers of Flight Museum Presents “The Doolittle Tokyo Raiders” Celebrity Speaker Banquet
Celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the Apollo VII Mission

2009
Frontiers of Flight Museum 20th Anniversary Celebration 

2011
Airlines N300SW 737 “Lands” at the Frontiers of Flight Museum
Dr. Kenneth Cooper Receives Hall of Fame Award
Southwest Airlines Exhibit Dedication

 2012

Vought’s V-173 “The Flying Pancake” Exhibit Dedication
Gary Kelly, President/CEO, Southwest Airlines, Receives Haddaway Award

 2013
Congressman Ralph Hall Receives Haddaway Award

2014
Admiral Patrick Walsh and Roger Staubach Receive Haddaway Award
New Education Logic Model and Vision Announcement

 2015
Unveiling of Renovated SR-71 Gallery
Sean Donohue, President/CEO, DFW International Airport, Receives Haddaway Award
Celebration of Doolittle Raider Dick Cole’s 100th Birthday
Birth of the Frontiers of Flight Museum “Frontiers Flyer”
Santa Delivers PT-17 Aircraft

2016
Dan Caine Receives Haddaway Award
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for SPOC, Space Portal Odyssey Capsule, Portable Planetarium

2017
Apollo XI Astronauts Jim Lovell and Fred Haise Receive Haddaway Award
Dedication of Renovated Braniff Airlines Exhibit
Celebration of the “Great American Solar Eclipse”

2018
WWII Veteran John Luckadoo Receives Haddaway Award
Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo VII Mission

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Celebrate the arrival of the Frontiers of Flight Museum's newest aircraft with a family-fun festivity on Saturday, April 13. The event will honor the arrival of Texas’ only EA-6B “Prowler” on display and feature speaker Rear Admiral James Lair, Ricky Raley, Veteran tributes, kids’ activities and much more!

Event honors arrival of Texas’ only EA-6B “Prowler” on display; features keynote speaker Rear Admiral James Lair, Ricky Raley, Veteran tributes, kids’ activities and much more!

The Frontiers of Flight Museum, 6911 Lemmon Ave., will mark the arrival of its latest aircraft, the  Northrop Grumman EA-6B “Prowler” BuNo 162228, with a community celebration on Saturday, April 13 from 10 a.m. to noon. This family-fun event features veteran speakers, photo ops, Q&A with former “Prowler” pilots and crew, refreshments, and activities for kids. Guests are invited to come “prowl” around the Museum and welcome the “Prowler” to her new home! For more information, visit: https://www.flightmuseum.com/ea-6b-prowler-party/.

The EA-6B “Prowler” was arguably the single most important Electronic Warfare aircraft ever produced. Its primary purpose was to protect fleet surface units and other aircraft by jamming hostile radars and communications. First deployed in 1972, the aircraft remained in service for more than four decades, operating from U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps units.

The Museum’s EA-6B “Prowler”, BuNo 162228, most recently served with Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 2 (VMAQ-2), known as the “Death Jesters.” VMAQ-2 was the last squadron in the U.S. military to operate the EA-6B.

In March 2019, the squadron was decommissioned along with the last two “Prowlers” in active service, BuNo 162228 and 162230. The Frontiers of Flight Museum acquired EA-6B BuNo 162228 on loan from the National Museum of the Marine Corps.

The aircraft initially arrived at Dallas Love Field to a host of aviation enthusiasts and a water cannon salute for a job well done on March 12. This historic retirement flight holds the distinction as being the next-to-last “Prowler” flight in history. The Business Jet Center FBO and Manager Jason Pons hosted the pre-arrival ceremony and housed the “Prowler” during the demilitarization process.

“We are honored to have the EA-6B “Prowler” join the Museum’s extensive aircraft collection which is also home to many other treasured flying artifacts from our country’s history in aviation and space,” said Cheryl Sutterfield-Jones, President and CEO, Frontiers of Flight Museum. “We greatly appreciate CDR Bob Champney, USN (Ret.), and the DFW Tailhookers for their relentless campaign, efforts, and assistance in helping us acquire this historic aircraft, which is the only “Prowler” on display in the State of Texas. Although the EA-6B “Prowler” has been retired, its impact on air warfare will live on right here at the Frontiers of Flight Museum.”   

Prowler Party Highlights 

  • Keynote Speaker: Rear Admiral James Lair, USN (Ret.) – A veteran of over 200 combat missions with over 8,000 flight hours and 1,400 carrier landings during hostilities in Vietnam, Lebanon, and Bosnia. Lair’s accomplishments include serving as Commanding Officer of the USS AMERICA (CV-66) and Chief of Staff for Commander, USN 6th Fleet.
  • Q&A: Meet and greet former EA-6B “Prowler” pilots and crew members who are ready to answer your questions about this electronic warfare aircraft.
  • Special Guest Sendoff: Help us cheer on paralyzed Iraq War Veteran and Boot Campaign Ambassador Ricky Raley as he raises awareness and funds for fellow veterans during his 2-week hand-cycle ride from Dallas to Ft. Pierce, Florida.
  • Kid’s Activities: Color a “Prowler” mask to wear while you’re prowling around the Museum and create your very own VMAQ-2 Squadron “Jester” hat–just like the one on our “Prowler’s” vertical stabilizer. 

Guests can also become a part of “Prowler” history with a special EA-6B “Prowler” Museum Membership. For a $125 donation, aviation enthusiasts will receive a limited edition EA-6B “Prowler” t-shirt, commemorative patch, and a one-year membership to the Museum. In partnership with the VMAQ Monument Foundation, the donation will also help fund a commemorative bronze statue honoring those who served in the U.S. Marine Corps VMAQ Squadrons, which will be erected at the National Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola, Florida.  To learn more visit: https://www.flightmuseum.com/product/ea-6b-prowler-museum-membership/.

For more information on the Prowler Party, presented by the Frontiers of Flight Museum, visit: https://www.flightmuseum.com/ea-6b-prowler-party/  or call (214) 350-3600.

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The Frontiers of Flight Museum is conveniently located just north of downtown at 6911 Lemmon Avenue at the southeast side of Dallas Love Field Airport, north of Mockingbird Lane. Housed in a modern 100,000-square-foot facility, the Museum provides a focal point to explore the history and progress of aviation and spaceflight as the human race continues to pursue going higher, faster, and farther. Hours of operation: Monday – Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.  Admission: Adults $10; Seniors (65+) $8; Youths/Students (3-17) $7 and children under 3 are free. For more information, including closings for private events and major holidays, visit www.flightmuseum.com.  

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It's Santa Sunday at the Frontiers of Flight Museum on Dec. 16. Come see Santa as he arrives in his plane from the North Pole around 2:00 pm. Join us for cookies, juice, and photos with jolly Old St. Nick himself. The Museum's SPOC Planetarium will present "The Stars at Night,” and there will be Texas-styled ornaments to make with activities for all ages!

Highlights include special family-fun festivities in celebration of the holidays  

This holiday season Santa Claus is leaving the reindeer behind as he arrives in his plane from the North Pole at the Frontiers of Flight Museum, 6911 Lemmon Ave.  In celebration of Kris Kringle’s annual arrival, the Frontiers of Flight Museum will host its Santa Day on Sunday, Dec. 16 from 2p.m.-4 p.m.  Frontiers of Flight Members are FREE. All others: Adults: $10 Seniors (65+): $8 Youths/Students (3-17): $7 Children under 3 FREE. Visit: https://www.flightmuseum.com/santa-day/.

The fun starts at 2 p.m. when guests join holiday elves to watch the Museum’s hangar door open as Santa makes his annual debut. Upon his arrival museum guests can get photos taken with Santa in front of Frontier Flyer.  The Frontier Flyer is a hands-on, interactive portable aircraft that helps teach kids of all ages about aviation and flight.  

One of the afternoon’s most anticipated activities at the Frontiers of Flight Museum’s Santa Day includes following a simulated flight pattern to the North Pole of every planet in our solar system in the amazing Space Portal Odyssey Capsule (SPOC). The SPOC Planetarium is the Museum’s interactive and engaging planetary experience. 

 Santa Day visitors will also enjoy creating fun crafts as well as sampling tasty treats for children of all ages.  

 Santa Day Schedule of Events at the Frontiers of Flight Museum

(Special activities are free for members or with paid admission).

  • 2 pm – Santa Arrives!
  • 2 pm – 4 pm – Photos with Santa in the Frontier Flyer
  • Build your own Space Snow Globe
  • Fly to the North Pole of every planet in our solar system in the SPOC planetarium
  • Cut out a reindeer and watch it take flight
  • Holiday coloring sheets

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The Frontiers of Flight Museum is a learning laboratory using aviation and space flight to encourage and promote student excellence in STEM education.  In addition, the Museum has over 30 aircraft from a replica of the Wright Flyer to the one-of-a-kind “Flying Pancake,” the Apollo 7 spacecraft, 11 galleries, and over 35,000 historical artifacts on display. The Living History program features the portrayal of prominent personalities in aviation history who present both on-site and in the community.

The Frontiers of Flight Museum is conveniently located just north of downtown on Lemmon Avenue at the southeast side of Dallas Love Field Airport, north of Mockingbird Lane. Housed in a modern 100,000-square-foot facility, the Museum provides a focal point to explore the history and progress of aviation and spaceflight as the human race continues to pursue going higher, faster, and farther. Hours of operation: Monday – Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. 

For more information about the Santa Day event at the Frontiers of Flight Museum visit: www.flightmuseum.com  or call (214) 350-3600.

 

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Retired NASA mathematician and aerospace engineer Christine Darden, Ph.D will be the featured guest speaker at the Frontiers of Flight Museum's Women's Network event Sept. 18.

The Frontiers of Flight Museum will celebrate the accomplishments of women in STEM-related fields with the launch of its inaugural Women’s Network brunch featuring retired NASA mathematician and aerospace engineer Christine Darden, Ph.D. on Tuesday, Sept. 18 at 11 a.mDr. Darden is one of the trailblazers featured in the 2016 book by Margo Lee Shetterly, Hidden Figures: The Story of African-American Women Who Helped Win the Space Race. For tickets visit: https://www.flightmuseum.com/product/womens-network-darden-brunch-tickets/.

The 2016 best-seller inspired the hit 20th Century Fox movie of the same name, featured the lives of groundbreaking African-American women who overcame segregation and discrimination in the 1960s to play integral roles in the space program throughout their careers.

Dr. Christine Darden is featured in Shetterly's book—she was hired at NASA in 1967 as a Computer/Data Analyst, and over the course of her career became the first African-American woman promoted into the Senior Executive Service at the NASA Langley Research Center.

“We are honored to have Dr. Darden as the guest speaker for the Frontiers of Flight Museum’s Women’s Network event,” said Cheryl Sutterfield-Jones, President and CEO, Frontiers of Flight Museum.  “The Museum’s Women’s Network is a leadership group that provides mentorship and support of the Frontiers of Flight Museum’s STEM education mission and advocates community involvement.   Dr. Darden’s message inspires other young women to flourish in aviation, space exploration and all STEM careers.”

Darden will discuss her life and NASA career. She was born in small town of Monroe, North Carolina, the youngest of five children, and went on to earn a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics Education from Hampton University, a Master of Science in Applied Mathematics from Virginia State University, and a Doctor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from George Washington University.

After joining NASA as a Computer/Data Analyst, Darden served as the Director of the Aero Performing Center Program Management Office, as Senior Program Manager in the High-Speed Research Program Office, as the Langley Assistant Director for Planning, and at her retirement, was the Director of the Office of Strategic Communications and Education Branch. During her career, Darden authored over 57 technical papers and articles and was an internationally recognized expert in high-speed aerodynamics and sonic boom research.

Darden has earned numerous honors, including two NASA Medals--one for her work and leadership of the Sonic Boom Program, and the other for her active involvement in working with and encouraging students to pursue careers in math and science. She has also received the Black Engineer of the Year Outstanding Achievement in Government Award and the Women in Science and Engineering Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2012, Darden was awarded an Honorary Doctorate Degree from Old Dominion University.

“Darden’s life’s work is an example of how STEM education can open up opportunities for today’s youth,” said Sutterfield-Jones. “The Frontiers of Flight Museum serves nearly 30,000 children every year with STEM-related educational programming and through support of events like this, we can enrich the educational experience for all our community’s children.”

Individual patron tickets are $50 and $500 based on availability.  For more information visit: https://www.flightmuseum.com/product/womens-network-darden-brunch-tickets/

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The Frontiers of Flight Museum is conveniently located just north of downtown on Lemmon Avenue at the southeast side of Dallas Love Field Airport, north of Mockingbird Lane. Housed in a modern 100,000-square-foot facility, the Museum provides a focal point to explore the history and progress of aviation and spaceflight as the human race continues to pursue going higher, faster, and farther. Hours of operation: Monday – Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Admission: Adults $10; Seniors (65+) $8; Youths/Students (3-17) $7 and children under 3 are free. For more information, including closings for private events and major holidays, visit www.flightmuseum.com.

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The Frontiers of Flight Museum will host the nation’s first official 50th anniversary celebration of the Apollo missions starting with Apollo VII on Oct. 20. The legendary three-man crew included (from left) , Command Module Pilot Donn F. Eisele. Walter M. Schirra, Jr. and Lunar Module Pilot Col. Walter Cunningham.

Museum Celebrates Apollo VII Mission in Nation’s First Official Project Apollo Commemoration

Fifty years ago on Oct. 11, 1968, the world witnessed the first manned Apollo flight go into orbit and around our planet 163 times.  This year on Oct. 20, 2018, the Frontiers of Flight Museums hosts the nation’s first official celebration of the Apollo missions, which begins with Apollo VII in 2018 and culminates with Apollo XVII in the fall of 2019.

The Frontiers of Flight Museum, home of the Apollo VII spacecraft, will commemorate this special 50th anniversary of the Apollo VII mission with an astronaut star-studded gala fundraiser honoring Lunar Module Pilot Col. Walter Cunningham. The gala fundraiser benefits the Museum and will start with a VIP reception for sponsors at 6:30 p.m. Visit: https://www.flightmuseum.com/apollo-vii-50th-anniversary/.

Cunningham was part of the legendary three-man Apollo VII crew that also included Commander Walter M. Schirra, Jr. and Command Module Pilot Donn F. Eisele.  Together they paved the way for American’s Moon landing less than a year later.

Honorary Chair The Honorable Kay Bailey Hutchison, a co-founder of the Museum, is joined by Event Chairs Lt. Governor Dan Patrick, Second Lady Jan Patrick and many Apollo mission astronauts to celebrate the occasion. 

Radio Talk Show Host Mark Davis will blast off the evening as the 2018 Gala emcee, ensuring that all have a fun-filled experience.

The Frontiers of Flight Museum has the distinct honor of hosting the first official celebration of the Apollo VII mission’s 50th Anniversary.  This year’s high-flying event will kick off with a VIP reception followed by a dinner and program that recognizes the accomplishments of this iconic NASA mission and its crew. Guests who support the event at the $25,000 level and above will enjoy a particularly memorable evening by having a NASA astronaut seated at their table during the dinner program. 

Sponsorship of the 2018 Gala will benefit the Museum’s acclaimed STEM educational programming reaching over 30,000 students annually, and the new Space Flight Gallery, anchored by the Apollo VII spacecraft, which offers an immersive and engaging learning experience. The exhibit features new interactive learning stations and displays which highlights the Apollo VII Command Module. The display is supported by an educational video series focusing on past, present, and future space exploration.

The Frontiers of Flight Museum is a learning laboratory using aviation and space flight to encourage and promote student excellence in STEM education.  In addition, the Museum has over 30 aircraft from a replica of the Wright Flyer to the one-of-a-kind “Flying Pancake,” the Apollo 7 spacecraft, 11 galleries, and over 35,000 historical artifacts on display. The Living History program features the portrayal of prominent personalities in aviation history who present both on-site and in the community. 

Supporters of the Frontiers of Flight Museum’s Exploration Space 2018 Gala include:  

Astronaut - $25,000

Boeing

Gena and Dan Hamilton

UPS

The Alinda Hill Wikert Foundation

Ground Crew - $10,000

Back to Space

City of Dallas Aviation Department

Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley & Norton, LLP

PPG Aerospace

Support Crew - $5,000

Akerman LLP

Alaska Airlines

Be An Angel

Dickie+Associates

Suzy Fulton/Scott Davis

Gulfstream Aerospace

Peter C. Huff/Dr. David R. Webb, Jr.

Kathryn H. Jordan

Carol and Michael Maxwell

Meacham International Airport

David & Martha Norton

Southwest Airlines

Cheryl Sutterfield-Jones and Ron Jones

Texas Instruments

University of Texas at Dallas

Cindy & Tony Weber Foundation

Wells Fargo

James and Wendy White/Planesmart! Aviation

Five sponsorship levels are available. For sponsorship information contact: Luis Gonzalez to reserve your sponsorship at (214) 699-4621 or via at email gonzalez@flightmuseum.com. Individual patron tickets are $250 based on availability. For more information visit: https://www.flightmuseum.com/apollo-vii-50th-anniversary/.

 

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Moon Day 2018, the biggest annual space exposition in Texas, is set for Saturday, July 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Frontiers of Flight Museum, 6911 Lemmon Ave.

Event blasts off with a galaxy of family-fun festivities, demos and presentations; Featured Guest Speaker is NASA Astronaut Douglas Harry “Wheels” Wheelock

Thanks to the Frontiers of Flight Museum, you don’t have to visit a “galaxy far, far away” to experience the wonders of space exploration, astronomy, incredible science exhibits, or an inflatable planetarium! Star gazers and space enthusiasts of all ages can now trek over to the family-fun activities at Moon Day 2018 sponsored by Beal Bank.  Visit: https://www.flightmuseum.com/moon-day/.

The celebration, which is the biggest annual space exposition in Texas, is set for Saturday, July 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Frontiers of Flight Museum, 6911 Lemmon Ave. Moon Day is free with Museum admission ($7-$10; Museum members and children under 3 are free).  Through the Blue Star Museums program, admission is free for active duty military and their families. 

Moon Day was created in 2009 by the Frontiers of Flight Museum and the National Space Society of North Texas as an annual event to celebrate space exploration on or near the anniversary of the first Moon landing. The festival is a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) focused space-themed public event, which continues to attract participants across North Texas and beyond. This year, Moon Day will commemorate the 50th anniversary year of the Apollo VII mission (October 1968), the first manned Apollo mission, which paved the way for the eventual Moon landing the following July.  The Apollo VII spacecraft is on display at the Museum.

“While the anniversary of the first Moon landing serves as a reason to celebrate, the Museum and the National Space Society of North Texas are also committed to showcasing the present and future of space exploration,” said Cheryl Sutterfield-Jones, President and CEO, Frontiers of Flight Museum.  “Moon Day’s extensive content is provided by local, regional, and national space-related organizations, who work to inspire all ages to embrace a scientific and technological future.”

Moon Day is a community-wide family-fun event that attracts more than 1,500 attendees.  Visitors will enjoy a full day of activities featuring space-related displays from three dozen exhibitors. The first 250 kids through the door will receive a “Lunar Sample Bag” full of space-related posters, magazines, trading cards, and other items courtesy of Moonlite Printing and Graphics of Carrollton.

Keynote Address: NASA Astronaut Douglas Harry “Wheels” Wheelock  @ 1:00-2:00 pm  

One of the highlights of Moon Day will be a live stream presentation from Star City, Russia with NASA Astronaut Douglas Harry “Wheels” Wheelock.  He has completed four space missions on the Space Shuttle, the International Space Station, and the Russian Soyuz.  The retired Army Colonel has accumulated more than 178 days in space.  Wheelock first flew on STS-120 in 2007, and in 2010, he served as Flight Engineer for Expedition 24 on the International Space Station and Commander for Expedition 25. During Expedition 25, Col. Wheelock conducted three unplanned spacewalks to replace a faulty ammonia pump module. This session will be open to the public in the Museum’s Hamilton Family Auditorium.

Featured Presentations:

They Come from Outer Space! @ 11:00-11:45 a.m.

Presenter: Dr. Rhiannon Mayne, Oscar and Juanita Monnig Endowed Chair of Meteoritics and Planetary Science at Texas Christian University.

Dr. Mayne is responsible for one of the world’s largest university-based meteorite collections.  Her primary research interest is the evolution of planetary bodies during the early history of our solar system.  She will talk about the key role meteorites play in understanding our solar system and how and where we find them.

How to Fly and Stay Alive! @ 2:30-3:30pm  

Presenter: Wally Funk, Pilot/Certified Flight Instructor and Mercury 13 Candidate

With over 18,000 hours of flying time, Funk has been flying professionally since 1957 and has taught over 3,000 students how to fly.  She was a civilian flight instructor at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, the first female Federal Aviation Administration inspector, and the first female air safety investigator for the National Transportation Safety Board.  In the early 1960s, Funk was the youngest of a group known as the “Mercury 13” and is featured in the recent Netflix documentary about the group of women who went through the same training regimen at the Lovelace Clinic as America’s original Mercury 7 astronauts.

Other Moon Day Highlights:

  • Beginning at 11:00 a.m., choose from interesting and educational presentations from the Moon Academy Classes for youngsters or the Lunar University for college level and above.
  • Make your own Moon craters, drive a Mars rover, analyze the performance of your paper airplane design, or enjoy numerous other activities and demonstrations from our amazing exhibitors.
  • NEW! Lunar and Meteorite Samples from NASA: View part of NASA’s special collection of lunar soil returned from the Moon as well as meteorites that have fallen to Earth.
  • NEW! Explore the Universe with OmniGlobe®:  This EarthX exhibit is an incredible interactive opportunity to view the Moon, Earth, planets, and stars in many scenarios. See the weather patterns of hurricanes and tsunamis on Earth, cloud movements on Jupiter, the topography of Venus, or track aircraft flight patterns around the globe.
  • Learn how amateur radio operators listen to artificial satellites; you may even be able to listen to an actual satellite in orbit as it passes over the Metroplex!

Sutterfield-Jones explained that visitors who might not feel technically proficient in space topics will still have a great time at Moon Day. “Space exploration is a continuing chapter in the human story, and it’s something everyone can be a part of during the Museum’s Moon Day celebration on July 21.”

For more information on Moon Day 2018, presented by the Frontiers of Flight Museum and the National Space Society of North Texas, visit: https://www.flightmuseum.com/moon-day/ or call (214) 350-3600.

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The Frontiers of Flight Museum is conveniently located just north of downtown on Lemmon Avenue at the southeast side of Dallas Love Field Airport, north of Mockingbird Lane. Housed in a modern 100,000-square-foot facility, the Museum provides a focal point to explore the history and progress of aviation and spaceflight as the human race continues to pursue going higher, faster, and farther. Hours of operation: Monday – Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.  Admission: Adults $10; Seniors (65+) $8; Youths/Students (3-17) $7 and children under 3 are free. For more information, including closings for private events and major holidays, visit www.flightmuseum.com.  

 

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The Frontiers of Flight Museum will host four exciting 3-day STEM-based camps this summer at Dallas Executive Airport Aug. 6-17.

Four Exciting 3-Day Camp Sessions Offered this Summer 

Students entering 6th to 8th grade can learn about the wonders of aviation this summer at the Frontiers of Flight Museum’s STEM-Based Mini Summer Camp at Dallas Executive Airport, 5303 Challenger Dr., Dallas, TX 75232, from August 6-17.  Thanks to support from Blue Sky Educational Foundation, the Museum’s much-anticipated mini summer camp is returning to South Dallas this summer. The cost is $24 and includes lunch, a camp t-shirt, materials and supplies. Online registration is available at: https://www.flightmuseum.com/mini-camp/; or call (214) 350-3600.   

The Museum’s summer camp program at Dallas Executive Airport offers a unique educational opportunity for local middle school students, making it one of the community’s most enriching and fun learning experiences this season. Students can choose from one of four 3-day camp sessions: Aug. 6-8; Aug. 8-10; Aug. 13-15; or Aug. 15-17.  Each camp session runs from 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily.  

The program introduces students to aviation and principles of flight through a hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) focused curriculum. On the first day, students receive instruction about the basics of flight and aviation, as well as career pathways in aerospace. This is followed by a second day where students focus on rocketry and space exploration.  The experience culminates on the final day with an amazing field trip to tour the Frontiers of Flight Museum and learn to fly on a computer simulator. Lunch and snacks are provided daily, as well as field trip transportation between Dallas Executive Airport and the Frontiers of Flight Museum, 6911 Lemmon Ave., Dallas, TX  75209. 

The Frontiers of Flight Museum has over 30 aircraft from the Wright Flyer to the one-of-a-kind Flying Pancake, the Apollo 7 spacecraft, 11 galleries, and over 35,000 historical artifacts on display. The Living History program features the portrayal of prominent personalities in aviation history including Amelia Earhart, Wiley Post and the Red Baron. Dallas’ support of the Frontiers of Flight Museum serves to further promote the enrichment of cultural and educational opportunities across North Texas. 

“The Museum is a learning laboratory using aviation and space flight to encourage and promote student excellence in STEM education, which reflects the museum’s mission to educate, motive, and inspire the next generation,” says Alicia Morgan, Vice President of Education and Programs, Frontiers of Flight Museum. “Generous funding support from our donors has enabled us to strengthen our mini summer camp at Executive Airport which promotes student interest in those fields and meets the accelerated demand for the Frontiers of Flight Museum’s outstanding educational programs.” 

The Museum’s STEM-Based Mini Summer Camp provides high-quality scientific instruction and exposure to career opportunities in the aviation industry to economically underserved children living in Dallas. Many of the students who have participated in the Museum’s educational programs now have their sights aimed high on becoming aviators, rocket scientists or just learning the basics of aviation. Students also enjoy the expert instructors who make the program educational, interactive and most of all, fun!   

“The work of the Frontiers of Flight Museum at Executive Airport is close to my heart because I’ve known how the camp helps kids flourish and grow,” Morgan adds. “Through my own experience I’ve seen what the Museum does firsthand to inspire and educate our children, and I’m delighted to join the Frontiers of Flight Museum in hopes that we can really make a difference to those in our community and help provide much-needed educational programs for all children to enjoy.” 

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The Frontiers of Flight Museum, a Smithsonian Institution Affiliate, is a gem in our North Texas community. It attracts over 127,000 visitors annually, including nearly 30,000 students who participate in the Museum’s array of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs. The Museum is a learning laboratory using aviation and space flight to encourage and promote student excellence. Educational classes for all ages are offered throughout the year, designed to excite the imagination in STEM through aerodynamics, aviation, space, planetary exploration, living and oral history and other disciplines.

The Frontiers of Flight Museum is conveniently located just north of downtown on Lemmon Avenue at the southeast side of Dallas Love Field Airport, north of Mockingbird Lane. Housed in a modern 100,000-square-foot facility, the Museum provides a focal point to explore the history and progress of aviation, as mankind continues to pursue going higher, faster and farther. Hours of operation: Monday – Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.  Admission: Adults $10; Seniors (65+) $8; Youths/Students (3-17) $7 and children under 3 are free. For more information, including closings for private events and major holidays, visit www.flightmuseum.com.

 

 

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The Frontiers of Flight Museum welcomes the return of the Wings of Freedom Tour March 28-April 1.

Tour Features WWII Bombers and Fighter Aircraft; Highlights Interactive Displays and Unique Flying Experiences  

The Frontiers of Flight Museum, 6911 Lemmon Ave. at the southeast corner of Love Field Airport, will host an exciting, once-in-a-lifetime flying experience and exhibit that’s sure to be a crowd pleaser for the whole family! The museum will feature the Collings Foundation’s Wings of Freedom Tour in Dallas March 28-April 1 in honor of our WWII Veterans. 

The Wings of Freedom Tour, Presented by the Frontiers of Flight Museum, will bring extremely rare bomber and fighter aircraft to North Texas for a local living history exhibit as part of 110-city nationwide tour. Best of all, visitors at the Frontiers of Flight Museum will not only get a chance to view the interactive display, they will actually have an opportunity to “fly into history” aboard these legendary aircraft.  Visit: https://www.flightmuseum.com/wings-of-freedom/.

Aviation enthusiasts of all ages will be “flying high” when they see the vintage Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress “Nine-O-Nine”WWII heavy bomber, Consolidated B-24J Liberator “Witchcraft, the North American B-25J Mitchell “Tondelayo”and theBell UH-1E “Huey” Iroquois.  The tour also welcomes one of the newest additions to the Foundation’s historic fighter aircraft, TF-51D Mustang “Toulouse Nuts.”   

This is a rare opportunity to visit, explore, and learn more about these unique and rare treasures of aviation history. The B-17 is one of only nine in flying condition in the United States, the B-24J is thesole remaining example of its type flying in the world. The P-51 received the prestigious Grand Champion award for restoration. The B-25 is best known as the type of bomber that flew the infamous Doolittle Raid, and the Huey helicopter was originally flow by Medal of Honor recipient Stephen Plessy in the Vietnam War.

Visitors are invited to explore the aircraft inside and out.  Special admission prices are $15 for adults and $7 for children under 12 for access to up-close viewing and tours through the inside of the aircraft. Includes entrance into the Frontiers of Flight Museum.  In addition to the general public, local veterans and their families are encouraged to visit and share their experiences and stories with Museum guests.  

“We are delighted to welcome the return of Wings of Freedom Tour to the Frontiers of Flight Museum,” says Cheryl Sutterfield-Jones, President Frontiers of Flight Museum.  “It’s an honor to join the Collings Foundation to recognize this flying tribute to the flight crews who flew them, the ground crews who maintained them, the workers who built them, the soldiers, sailors and airmen they helped protect; and the citizens and families that share the freedom that they helped preserve.”

The B-17, B-25 & B-24 were the backbone of the American effort during the war from 1942 to 1945 and were famous for their ability to sustain damage and still accomplish the mission. Despite the risks of anti-aircraft fire, attacking enemy fighters, and the harrowing environment of sub-zero temperatures, many B-17s and B-24s safely brought their crews home. The P-51 Mustang was affectionately known as the bombers “Little Friend” – saving countless crews from attacking Axis fighters. After the war, many aircraft were scrapped for their raw aluminum to rebuild a nation in post-war prosperity and therefore very few were spared. The rarity of the B-17, B-25, B-24, P-51 and Huey helicopter - and their importance to telling the story of WWII and Vietnam is why the Collings Foundation continues to fly and display the aircraft nationwide at special venues like Dallas’ Frontiers of Flight Museum.

The Wings of Freedom Tour at the Frontiers of Flight Museum will offer participants plenty of amazing opportunities for visitors to earn aviator bragging rights.  Guests will explore these majestic aircraft inside and out and learn more about these unique and rare treasures of aviation history.

Although flight experience is not required, some adventurous fans will have an incredible chance to accomplish one of their “bucket list” goals by experiencing the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to actually take a 30-minute flight aboard these rare aircraft. Flights on either the B-17 or B-24 are $450 per person. Get some “stick time” in the world’s greatest fighter! P-51 flights are $2,200 for a half hour and $3,200 for a full hour. B-25 flights are $400 per person. Huey flights are $80 bench / $100 front. For reservations and information on flight experiences call 800-568-8924.

The Wings of Freedom Tour, presented by the Frontiers of Flight Museum, will arrive at Dallas Love Field at 1:30 PM on March 28 and will be on display at the Frontiers of Flight Museum at Dallas Love Field until the evening of April 1. Hours of ground tours and display are: 2:00 p.m. through 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 28; 10:00 a.m. through 4:00 p.m. Thursday, March 29 through Sunday, April 1. The 30-minute flight experiences are normally scheduled before and after the ground tour times above.

For more information call: 214-350-3600; email info@flightmuseum.com; or visit www.flightmuseum.com. To reserve a flight experience, call the Collings Foundation: 1-800-568-8924.

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Since school is out for many Dallas-area students for Spring Break, it’s a perfect time to visit the Frontiers of Flight Museum and explore aviation and space themed family activities March 12-16.

Days of fun hands-on activities ending with an out-of-this world exploration of the STEM in Space

Spring Break blasts off at the Frontiers of Flight Museum, 6911 Lemmon Ave, with an array of exciting, interactive STEM activitiesMonday, March 12 through Thursday, March 15 from 10:00 a.m. to 2 p.m., concluding with Space STEM Live on Friday, March 16. Space STEM Live caps off the week by exploring NASA’s three big questions with engaging learning stations, shows, and presentations, supported by NASA’s Universe of Learning, in partnership with Smithsonian Affiliations. The event is free with paid museum admission and free for museum members.

Since school is out for many Dallas-area students for Spring Break, it’s a perfect time to visit the Museum and explore aviation and space themed family activities. Visit: https://www.flightmuseum.com/spring-break/.

“This special community event makes learning fun while promoting the importance of STEM education,” says Cheryl Sutterfield-Jones, Chief Executive Officer, Frontiers of Flight Museum.  “We hope to inspire and motivate students to pursue engineering careers to support a diverse and vigorous engineering workforce for tomorrow.”   

During Spring Break, guests at the Frontiers of Flight Museum will enjoy full days of family activities:  

  • Monday-The Moon Explore our largest natural satellite with our “Earth-Moon Surface Comparison” and SPOC Planetarium Shows Land on the Moon and explore moons orbiting other planets in our 45 min show “Fly Me to the Moon,” $5/person, 10:30am, 11:30am
  • Tuesday-Aviation Become an aviator for a day and explore aerodynamics with different types of paper aircraft, Try your hand at piloting a plane with our Flight Simulators, $5/person 10:00am-12:00pm, Build and Test a Frontier Shuttle in our professional model shop, $5/person 10:00am-12:00pm
  • Wednesday-The Solar System Test your knowledge on our planetary neighbors and design a “wind-powered” rocket, explore the surface of the planets on EarthX’s Omniglobe, and SPOC Planetarium Shows Fly through the solar system and beyond the Milky Way in our 45 min show “Trip Through the Solar System,” $5/person, 10:30am, 11:30am
  • Thursday-Weather Learn about the diverse weather in our solar system and create a rain cloud, track weather patterns such as Hurricane Harvey on EarthX’s Omniglobe, and SPOC Planetarium Shows From sunspots to the great red spot, witness some wild weather in our 45 min show “Spot Weather in Space,” $5/person, 10:30am, 11:30am

During Space STEM Live, guests at the Frontiers of Flight Museum will enjoy a full day of family activities:  

  • Learning Stations answering NASA’s 3 Big Questions
    • How did we get here? Learn how astronomers look back in time with telescopes and discover the size of our Universe as we know it by studying the Hubble Deep Field image
    • How does the Universe work? Dive in to the electromagnetic spectrum with NASA’s missions to see through galaxies and explore the effects of gravity from things we can see (planets, stars, etc.) and things we cannot see (dark matter)
    • Are we alone? Detect worlds orbiting other stars with NASA’s Eyes on Exoplanets and identify Earth-like planets that may be fostering life
  • Additional hands-on activities
    • Micro Observatory Capture a real picture with NASA’s own network of telescopes to print out and take home with you
    • Build your own Comet and Galaxy Slime Take home your own out-of-this-world creations
    • Visions of the Universe Brand new-to-the-museum poster exhibit unveiled for the first time
    • SPOC Planetarium Show Answering NASA’s 3 Big Questions, Free to the public
    • Presentations from Leading Scientists Learn from local astrophysicists Dr. Lindsay King and Dr. Kat Barger on how they are answering NASA’s three big questions, free with paid regular admission, limited number of tickets
  • “This event is supported by NASA’s Universe of Learning, in partnership with Smithsonian Affiliations.”

For more information on how you can participate in Spring Break and Space STEM Live at the Frontiers of Flight Museum in March visit: www.flightmuseum.com.

About the Frontiers of Flight Museum

The Frontiers of Flight Museum is conveniently located just north of downtown on Lemmon Avenue at the southeast side of Dallas Love Field Airport, north of Mockingbird Lane. Housed in a modern 100,000-square-foot facility, the Museum provides a focal point to explore the history and progress of aviation, as mankind continues to pursue going higher, faster and farther. Hours of operation: Monday – Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.  Admission: Adults $10; Seniors (65+) $8; Youths/Students (3-17) $7 and children under 3 are free.  For more information, visit www.flightmuseum.com.

 

 
 
 
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Frontiers of Flight Museum celebrates Engineers Week Family Day with an array of STEM education festivities, hands-on activities and interactive demonstrations on Feb. 19.

The Frontiers of Flight Museum will kick off its Engineers Week Family Day celebration with a host of fun, hands-on STEM activities on Monday, Feb. 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  The event is free with paid museum admission and free for museum members.

Since school is out for many Dallas-area students in commemoration of the Presidents’ Day holiday, it’s a perfect time to visit the Museum and explore mind-expanding engineering and interactive learning opportunities. Visit: https://www.flightmuseum.com/event/engineers-week-family-day-2/.

The Frontiers of Flight Museum joins the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) in its efforts to help raise a diverse and well-educated future workforce in STEM related careers.

“Our Engineers Week Family Day is one of the only events of its kind in our community to celebrate how engineers make a difference in our world and help increase the public dialogue about the need for engineers,” says Cheryl Sutterfield-Jones, Frontiers of Flight Museum CEO.  “Our event also helps bring engineering to life for kids, educators and parents.”

The Museum is part of a national coalition dedicated to raising public awareness of engineers’ positive contributions to our society.  “This special community event makes learning fun while promoting the importance of STEM education,” says Sutterfield-Jones.  “We hope to inspire and motivate students to pursue engineering careers to support a diverse and vigorous engineering workforce for tomorrow.”  

 During Engineers Week Family Day, guests at the Frontiers of Flight Museum will enjoy a full day of family activities:  

  • Fluor Engineering Challenge: Build and test a catapult competing against kid-engineers all across the nation.
  • Frontier Flyer: Explore the engineering advancements around and inside our own educationally adapted airplane.
  • SPOC Planetarium Shows: New this year - public shows inside our portable planetarium! Follow Curiosity’s footprints on Mars and learn about the many engineering challenges we face as we attempt to colonize the red planet (Additional $5 cost). 
  • Model Building: Construct your own Frontier Shuttle in our professional model shop.
  • College Engineering Programs: Hear from local colleges about their engineering opportunities as your children plan their futures.

For more information on how you can participate in Engineers Week Family Day at the Frontiers of Flight Museum on Feb. 19 visit:  www.flightmuseum.com.

About the Frontiers of Flight Museum

The Frontiers of Flight Museum is conveniently located just north of downtown on Lemmon Avenue at the southeast side of Dallas Love Field Airport, north of Mockingbird Lane. Housed in a modern 100,000-square-foot facility, the Museum provides a focal point to explore the history and progress of aviation, as mankind continues to pursue going higher, faster and farther. Hours of operation: Monday – Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.  Admission: Adults $10; Seniors (65+) $8; Youths/Students (3-17) $7 and children under 3 are free.  For more information, visit www.flightmuseum.com.