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March 8th – Hangar Talk & Book Signing with Donna Knaff, author of Beyond Rosie the Riveter: Women of World War II in American Popular Graphic Art. Commemorating Women’s History Month, the Museum’s Hangar Talk is at 2pm followed by book signing and meet the author at 3pm. Knaff will examine the role of women during World War II including a discussion of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP). Free with Museum admission and free to Museum Members.
March 29th – Discover Your Future in Aviation. Honoring Captain Sharyn Emminger Dey, 10am to 4pm. Young people interested in aviation as a career or hobby will want to attend. This is the fifth year for the special aviation day filled with hands-on workshops, a career fair, flight lab, and interactive science exhibits, remote control aircraft flyingand aircraft open cockpits to explore. Meet Captain Sharyn Emminger Dey, the first female pilot to fly for Hawaiian Airlines, who captained the highly publicized flight of the first all-women flight crew of a United States scheduled air carrier. Participants can enter to win aviation prizes and take photos with historical aviation re-enactors. Free with Museum admission and free to Museum Members.
April 5th – Hangar Talk & Book Signing with Pan Am’s Captain Don Cooper, Betsey Pease Tryon and Ed Dover, author of The Long Way Home. Travel back to an era of adventure and glamour, as our presenters share the memories of Pan American Airlines. The Long Way Home tells the story of Pan American Airways Captain Robert Ford’s record-breaking, unplanned flight around the world following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. The book is available for purchase at the Museum Store. Panel Discussion at 2pm; book signing at 3pm. Free with Museum admission and free to Museum Members.
May 3rd – Hangar Talk with Terry Tonkin. Hangar Talk at 2pm followed by meet and greet at 3pm. LTCOL Terry Tonkin, USMC (Ret.), will share his first hand account of the heroic actions of the Air Force HH-53 aircrews and the Marines whose mission was to free the crew of the merchant marine vessel SS Mayaquez only days following the end of the Vietnam War. This harrowing rescue mission was featured in the Discovery Channel documentary “Seized at Sea: Situation Critical.” Free with Museum admission and free to Museum Members.
May 17th – Open Cockpit Day, 9am to 4pm in both Hangars. Climb into the cockpit of one of our historic aircraft, talk story with pilots, and snap a photograph with an aviator in period attire. Activities for the whole family take place throughout the Museum. Bring your camera! Flight suits, helmets, and fun provided. Free with Museum admission and free to Museum Members.
June 3rd-5th – Flight School for Boys. A 3-day adventure in the history and technology of aviation for 6th-8th graders. Immersive, hands on activities with an emphasis on Pacific aviation and fun. 9:00am to 4:00pm, $165 for the three-day program includes all materials, lunches, snacks, and a Flight School logo tee shirt. Discounts available for Museum members. Flight School for Boys repeats: June 17-19, 24-26. Call (808) 441-1005 or email Education@PacificAviationMuseum.org for more information.
June 10th-12th – Flight School for Girls. A 3-day adventure in the history and technology of aviation for 6th-8th graders. Immersive, hands on activities with an emphasis on Pacific aviation and fun. 9:00am to 4:00pm, $165 for the three-day program includes all materials, lunches, snacks, and a Flight School logo tee shirt. Discounts available for Museum members.Flight School for Girls repeats: July 8-10. Call (808) 441-1005 or email Education@PacificAviationMuseum.org for more information.
July 15th-17th – Aviation Adventure. This co-ed residential camp immerses teens in the rich history of Ford Island and Pearl Harbor, as well as science, technology, engineering and math concepts of aviation. Hands-on, practical experiences bring these concepts to life in the Museum’s historic hangars and aboard the Battleship Missouri Memorial. This is a cross-cultural camp for ages 13-17, and teens from Mainland China will be included. Overnight accommodations provided onboard the Missouri. $300 for the 3-day/2-night program includes all materials, meals, snacks, overnight accommodations, and an Aviation Adventure logo tee shirt. Discounts available for Museum members. Aviation Adventure repeats: July 22-24 and 29-31. Call (808) 441-1005 or email Education@PacificAviationMuseum.org for more information.
July 24th – Happy Birthday, Amelia! Visitors are invited to celebrate Amelia Earhart’s 117th birthday. The Museum fronts Luke Field on Ford Island, where Ms. Earhart ground looped her Lockheed Electra on takeoff March 20, 1937, while attempting her Round-the-World-Flight. Visitors will enjoy cake, juice, and a look at our “Amelia Earhart in Hawaii” Photo Exhibit. Bring your camera and take a picture with an Amelia Earhart impersonator. Free with Museum admission and free to Museum Members, 11am to 1pm. Free goodie bags and free admission to families with at least one person dressed in Amelia or historical aviation attire. Just board the Ford Island shuttle at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center. Amelia Look Alike Contest for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, place prizes will happen at 1pm.
August 16th & 17th – Biggest Little Airshow in Hawaii, 10am to 4pm. This year is the Museum’s 6th Remote Control airshow. Visitors will be able to drive on to Ford Island and experience over 100 remote control 1/5th scale warbirds, jets, and helicopters performing aerial combat, stunts, aerobatics, and candy bombings for the keiki. Musical concerts, actual aircraft flyovers, aircraft static displays, hangar tours, enter to win prize drawings. Food, drink, retail and entertainment booths and exhibits. Free with Museum admission and free to Members. Sponsors, exhibitors and vendors are invited to participate. This is a Hawaii Tourism Authority sponsored event. Sponsored in part by Clear Channel Hawaii Radio. For more information including sponsorship and booth opportunities, call 808-441-1013 or visit PacificAviationMuseum.org.
The Museum Store and Laniakea Café restaurant are unique in their offerings and their 1940s ambiance. Phone (808) 441-1000 or visit www.PacificAviationMuseum.org for tickets and more information.
Tickets and a free Flight Simulator coupon are available online.
Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization, which depends on membership and donations for its support. A Smithsonian affiliate Museum, it is also rated one of the top 10 aviation attractions nationally by TripAdvisor®. It is located at 319 Lexington Boulevard, Historic Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, Oahu, Honolulu, Hawaii 96818.