With the CH-46 Sea Knight finally bowing out of service later this year, the Smithsonian’s National Air & Space Museum is set to receive an example on temporary loan from the United States Marine Corps at a ceremony this August. Here are the preliminary details from NASM. We will be reporting more information as it becomes available.
Press Release: Chantilly, Virginia
The CH-46 Sea Knight has served America’s military with distinction for more than 50 years. On Saturday, August 1st, the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, in collaboration with the United States Marine Corps and National Museum of the United States Marine Corps, will present a retirement ceremony for this historic aircraft. Watch the ceremony at noon outside the Boeing Aviation Hangar as one of the last CH-46 Sea Knights makes its final flight to the Udvar-Hazy Center.
The aircraft featured in the retirement ceremony is being donated to the National Museum of the Marine Corps by the United States Marine Corps. It will be loaned to the National Air and Space Museum and remain on display at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center until an expansion of the National Museum of the Marine Corps is complete in the coming years.