Nine cars from the local VW car club arrived today at the Greater St. Louis Air & Space Museum as part of their Saturday driving tour. The club members are always looking for interesting places to visit, and cars and airplanes go well together. The cars arrived at historic Curtiss-Wright Hangar 2 at St. Louis Downtown Airport around 2:00pm and received a guided tour of the aircraft and memorabilia in the museum as well as the Lockheed Jetstar once owned by Howard Hughes. The museum welcomes groups of all types during its hours of operation – Friday-Sunday, 10:00am-4:00pm. The museum will also host an open house and fly-in October 6 – everyone is welcome!
The Greater St. Louis Air & Space Museum exhibit, featuring the BD-5 Microjet painted in Air National Guard colors, was well received at “Airpower Over the Midwest” at Scott AFB today. Thousands of visitors stopped by to examine the aircraft and receive an invitation to the Fall Fly-In scheduled for October 6. The exhibit will be available again Sunday during the second day of the airshow. For more information about the museum and upcoming events, please visit airandspacemuseum.org.
The Greater St. Louis Air & Space Museum joined with the St. Louis community in paying tribute to veterans of the armed services at the Veterans Festival held in nearby Forest Park in St. Louis. The museum brought in its BD-5 painted to represent the 126th Air Refueling Wing, based at Scott AFB in Mascoutah, IL. Hundreds of visitors stopped by the museum’s display and all were invited to the upcoming Open House and Fly-In sponsored by the museum and EAA Chapter 64 on October 6. Other participants included an IL Army National Guard CH-47 Chinook helicopter, EAA Chapter 32 from St. Charles, MO, Operation Homefront, and many others. Be sure to visit the museum’s display at the Scott AFB Airpower Over the Midwest airshow, September 15-16.