A lot of activities are planned at the Pacific Aviation Museum in Pearl Harbor from the beginning of February up to May. 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. Here is a list of the upcoming events:
February 8th – Hangar Talk with The Tuskegee Airmen. Join Hawaii’s own Tuskegee Airman Philip Baham, Dr. Dorothy Goldsborough, and a panel of Black History experts and members of Hawaii’s Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen. Panel discussion at 2pm followed by meet and greet at 3pm. Free with Museum admission and free to Museum Members.
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, which promises to be filled with hands-on workshops, a career fair, flight lab, and interactive science exhibits. Join us in honoring Captain Sharyn Emminger-Dey who was the first female pilot to fly for Hawaiian Airlines and captained the highly publicized flight of the first all-female flight crew. Participants can enter to win aviation prizes and take photos with historical aviation re-enactors. 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. Mr.Tonkin 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.
For more information visit www.pacificaviationmuseum.org.