Flying Demo of the Curtiss P-40N Warhawk
4th of September, 2021
Saturday, September 4, 2021 at 11:45am.
During WW2, the P-40 was the third most-produced fighter. In three major combat theaters, the Pacific, China and North Africa, the P-40 established itself as a superiority fighter in ground attack. The P-40 is most widely known as the aircraft of the Flying Tigers, aka the American Volunteer Group (AVG), who began fighting the Japanese in China during the early days of the Pacific war. The P-40 was not as maneuverable as the aircraft types flown by the Japanese.
The Museum’s P-40 is a World War II Combat Veteran and served with the Royal Canadian Air Force. It flies regularly and has appeared in the films “Pearl Harbor” and “Valkyrie.” It is painted in the markings of the 325th Fighter Group.
- Doors Open at 10:00am
- Brief Presentation at 11:45am
- Engine Start and Taxi at 12:00pm
- Flight over the Museum until 12:30pm
- Question & Answer with pilot follows flight
- Coffee/smoothies, food and beverage service, used book and model kit sales, new items in Gift Shop, Museum Guides, Living History re-enactors, the B-17 will be open, and other fun activities for guests!
See you Saturday, September 4, 2021.