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  • 15 Sep 2017 7:27 PM | Darryl Coit (Administrator)

    For those of you that weren't able to make it to the Alpha Airfest this year you really missed a great show.  Lots of great static displays, fantastic airshow, good food, lots of smoke and noise.  Everyone seemed to have a fun time.  The museum set up a booth with the Civil Air Patrol with several activities for the kids.  I think we probably had over 500 kids go through the booth.  Kids sat in the bomber, tried their luck at making things fly in our wind tunnel, made and launched straw rockets and tested their aircraft landing skill with the CAP landing simulator. We also talked to a lot of old timers that had flown or worked on some of the types of aircraft that were on display.  Many interesting stories.  Thanks to all of our volunteers that helped on the booth.  We couldn't do it without you. 

  • 29 Mar 2017 5:10 PM | Darryl Coit (Administrator)

    Our friends at TEC are getting closer to having the video units installed in both the exhibit hall and the control tower.  We will be able to add a great deal of content to the tower and exhibit hall with these units. We have also added a weather station to the control tower for use in our field trips. The station was donated to us by the Civil Air Patrol through their Associate Education Member program.  They have many nice educational packages available for AEM's so we hope to obtain additional materials and devices soon. 

  • 29 Mar 2017 5:05 PM | Darryl Coit (Administrator)

    Registrations are coming in fast for both our 5K Under the Lights and our 5K on the Runway.  Both are actually on the runway.  If you want to register go to LocalRaces.com for both events.  We could always use more volunteers!  Contact us through the website email and we will get you signed up to volunteer. 

  • 15 Feb 2017 3:20 PM | Darryl Coit (Administrator)

    This March we start our third year of elementary school field trips. 

     

    The trips include a visit to the Joplin Regional Airport airline terminal.  Here the kids get a taste of what airline travel is like by learning how to buy a ticket, check luggage, go through TSA, and pick up their luggage. 

     

    Next they divide into small groups and go through the Civil Air Patrol museum, the Freedom of Flight Museum and participate in a hands-on activity to make a fun aviation themed take home project. They also get to sit in a real airplane.

     

    And finally they climb to the top of the old airport control tower and learn about airport and aircraft safety.

     

    These trips are really growing in popularity and we need more volunteers for this function.  Most trips are scheduled from about 9:00 until around 12:00 during weekdays.  If you would like to help with these trips please let me know through the museum email and I will get you more information on volunteering. There is no experience necessary and we will train you for whatever job you would like.

     

    Jobs include guides, activity helpers, tower guides.  In 2016 we enjoyed nearly 1800 students from area public, private and home schools.  GREATEST FIELD TRIP EVER!

     

     

  • 15 Feb 2017 3:11 PM | Darryl Coit (Administrator)

    We are so excited to bring you this new addition to an already amazing event!  This year we are holding the "Freedom of Flight 5K UNDER THE LIGHTS! on May 5, 2017.  You will be running a 5K on the Runway at the Joplin Regional Airport AFTER DARK with the RUNWAY LIGHTS UP showing you the way to the finish!  This race will be held the Friday night before the 5K on the Runway event on Saturday May 6th, 2017.  You can register for one or both races at LocalRaces.com.  The link is on this website under the 5K Registration tab. 

  • 06 Mar 2016 6:36 PM | Darryl Coit (Administrator)

    If you are interested in helping fix up the old control tower for our elementary school field trips come to the tower between 9 AM and 2 PM Saturday March 12th.  The tower is located just south of the old airline terminal on Dennis Weaver Dr.  We need volunteers to help paint and clean the steps and windows.  It's a great place to work if you like to watch airplanes.  Any help would be appreciated.  Call 417-540-2657 for more information.  

  • 08 Feb 2016 9:16 PM | Darryl Coit (Administrator)

    The museum is now an Aerospace Education Member of the Civil Air Patrol.  Thanks go to Ernie Trumbly for telling us about the educational materials that the CAP has made available to educators.  I have just received their package of booklets and they are great.  This material will give us a great start to our STEM educational mission.  If you are interested in being a part of our program please let me know and I will get you on the team.

  • 08 Feb 2016 9:13 PM | Darryl Coit (Administrator)

    We are going to try to make better use of the website calendar from now on.  Please check it often to see what is happening.  Also, if you have any aerospace events you would like to put on the schedule please let us know by museum email and we will post them.  

  • 08 Feb 2016 9:05 PM | Darryl Coit (Administrator)

    We need a cowling constructed for the bomber.  We were using a loaner for a long time and now it needs to go back to the owner.  I'm thinking a fiberglass unit or maybe a combination of sheet metal and fiberglass.  Any thoughts? Need it for the school field trips.  Also, the flight controls need a rebuild.  we have had around 2000 young pilots fly that thing all over the world ( in their imagination ) and it has taken a few hits if you know what I mean.  

  • 08 Feb 2016 8:57 PM | Darryl Coit (Administrator)

    Good progress has been made towards getting some items in the exhibit hall.  Darlene Coit is enlarging some past airshow photos for one of our larger wall exhibits.  I have been working with someone to put the electronics together for our interactive video display.  We will soon schedule a work session at the hall to start laying out the exhibit items on the walls.  These will probably be evening and Saturday sessions for the most part so as many people as possible can participate in the construction.  We would like to have it mostly finished by the start of the school trips and completely finished by the May 7th 5K on the Runway.  Call or email to the museum for more information.  417-540-2657.

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