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Build-a-Plane Summer Camp- 2013

The Eagle Flying Museum is going to host a summer camp for 14 kids from around the nation in 2013, several age ranges will participate for 2-3 day camps. Build-a-Plane will determine who comes to the camp, but we will prepare classes for the students on the following topics: piston engines, propellers, airframe, aerodynamics, covering class, perhaps a painting class, airplane operations, safety and airport operations. We will have career days with guest speakers, field trips to talk about Mechanics, Pilots, and other jobs such as Medevac Helicopters as well as ATC (tours of the tower, the Center). The FAA is making plans to participate with their ACE program. During the camp a competition will result in a couple of kids getting a flying lesson in the PT-26. The rest will get a ride in a Museum airplane!

We'll need a lot of support to pull this off: Money (to pay for the programs), in kind support and volunteers. If you like to work with the future, here is your chance! E-mail or call us today!

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Math & Science Supplemental Classes

The EFM will partner with the FAA Teacher programs as well as Build-a-Plane and put on certification classes for teachers as well as field trips for students during the year. Using the airplanes as a backdrop we will teach classes showing the importance of Math and Science in our day to day lives.... showing the fun of it. Maybe a few of you adults should come to our classes too!

As always we need sponsors and volunteers to make ambitous programs like these happen. Don't hesitate to step up and lend a hand!

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Air2Air Seminars

The Air-to-Air photo seminars are nothing but extreme fun! Few photographers get a chance to shoot other airplanes in Air-to-Air situations. An even smaller number do it from the queen of Aerial Platforms- the B-25. We've used the B-25 for this unparalleled experience... an incredible ride in a REAL WWII warbird and the chance to shoot a wide variety of true Eye Candy! In recent shoots we had B-25's (single and formation), T-38, T-37, L-39, P-51, Skyraider, and an A-26 (of course we've done King Airs, Conquests, and the like... but they are not Warbirds). Typically we go to an airshow to do these Seminars so you get the chance to be part of the crew for the weekend, shoot to your hearts content from the ground and do an evening, or dawn, shoot from the air!

Shooters get a chance to shoot from whatever platform we have scheudled for the weekend. Also, these are warbirds and the owners and pilot are volunteers... things break and sometimes don't work out as planned... but sometimes they are perfect. Read what others have had to say about their missions:

Doolittle Reunion 2010
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If you want to sign up for a shoot, let us know! You can go to the schedule and see what we have lined up and sign up for a particular trip. Or just go to the store and sign up for whatever mission suits your needs. Without signing up through the store we cannot honor a verbal request--- we've done that in the past and been burned by someone who changed their minds at the last minute and we were unable to get someone else in the seat. If we have a weather cancel (it happened twice at Oshkosh in 2010) and don't fly, you'll have priority for the next mission that suits your needs. If we fly and have an abort for some reason, we'll give you a discount on the next mission... we apologize but those R-2600 engines on the B-25 are thirsty and it costs money to fly. This experience is a very large logistical undertaking and also happens to be very expensive-- old airplanes just aren't cheap.

An Air2Air mission with us is the experience of a lifetime... when will we see you next?

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Crew Camps (adult Education Workshops)

Now this is an interesting program. Of course we are in the midst of development right now, but hope to have our first class in Summer 2011. We are developing courses for Ground Crew and Air Crew. The Ground Crew courses will be to train folks as Crew Chiefs, Mechanics, Re-fuelers and helpers. At some point we will have specific maintenance courses in how to maintain our range of warbirds from B-25's to DC-3's including the PT-26, PT-17 and AT-6 trainers-- both airframe and engine courses. Expect to see the first of these courses in 2012.

Our first courses will be for aircrew: Gunner's, Navigators, bombardiers and of course pilots. We are planning for our first Camp to be a B-25 tactical bomber course for pilots, navigators and bombardiers in the Spring or Summer of 2011. The course will teach you to perform the crew position job and then when an entire crew is trained up we'll go and fly a real tactical mission.... watch out for Zeros.

Keep tabs on this spot and our News section for announcements about the course and the prices. This WILL be a hoot, if you have WWII period gear don't forget to bring it Lieutenant!

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Digital Manual Project

Paper is not the best way to store information over the long term... at least today's paper. It turns out that for archival purposes micro-film may be the best media. But micro-film requires very complex and increasingly rare machinery to do anything with it. It is just not useful on a day-to-day basis. If you are interested in maintaining or flying, or just reading about these old warbirds a PDF you can store on your computer is the way to go.

We are converting just about everything we can get our hands on into a digital PDF format (book marked so you can jump around easily). As we do we'll make it available to everyone to download via our store for a nominal charge (nothing is free and you wouldn't believe the time required to put all this together). If you have manuals you can donate them to us, or even just loan them, and we'll turn them into digital versions that everyone can have access to... remember our charge is to "Keep 'em Flying!".

Check out the store and see what we have.... you'd be amazed!

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Young Eagles Flight Program (in partnership with EAA)

We will be doing Young Eagle flights as part of our Build-a-Plane Summer Camps and at selected times during the year. Giving young kids exposure to the wonders of flight is priceless to their futures. Oh, who are we kidding.... flying in any one of the museum airplanes is just a kick... for anyone. Let's expand some horizons out there.... how about it?

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Adult Education Programs

Our Crew Camps are one aspect of our Adult Education programs and one we think is a lot of fun. But getting your hands dirty, or sweating out your navigation, or the bomb run may not be for everyone. If you would rather stay closer to the shade we have programs for you as well.

We run classes on Today's airspace, ATC and other FAA/ TSA procedures and gotchas. Even better classes on aerodynamics,accurate restorations and military aviation research, how to fly taildraggers, how to fly round engines (big and little), Spin and Stall awareness (which are also part of our actual flying courses in the Trainer classes) and much more. Just check the schedule and come on by for a class.

Even better are our round table discussions. These discussions are usually small groups of folks that come to listen and talk with the featured speaker. Topics can range from Current War veterans, to any of the past wars as told be real vets from the ground or the air campaigns. We'll also do round tables featuring current news events. Just expect more fun than your book club meeting.

Check the schedule and drop by soon!

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E-mail: info@eagleflyingmuseum.org

Phone: 682-286-3971