Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum (FHCAM) Celebrates Independence Day With Free Admission For Veterans and Active-Duty Military

Free Admission for Military, Thrilling VR Simulators, and More at FHCAM in July



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Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum celebrates Independence Day this month with special events, free admission for veterans and active-duty military over Independence Day weekend, and exciting demonstrations and simulation experiences for the whole family to enjoy.
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Another view inside the Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum which is due to open to the public again in the near future. (photo by Richard Mallory Allnutt)
Upcoming Free Programming:
Attendees can purchase general admission tickets to not only explore the incredible collection of vehicles, aircraft, and artifacts, but also participate in free programs on select days throughout the month.
Free Entry for Veterans and Active-Duty Military | Thursday, July 4 – Saturday, July 6, 2024
Veterans and active-duty military personnel will receive free admission in honor of Independence Day weekend! Valid ID is required.
Dog Days Dogfights VR Simulator | Friday, July 12 – Saturday, July 13, 2024, from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
In this flight simulation experience, participants will compete against each other in an arial duel. One pilot will take the stick of Upupa Epops, our P-51D Mustang and the other, the stick of our Focke Wulf 190 A …all virtually, of course! The simulator experience is free with a general admission ticket. Visit the website to learn more or purchase a ticket.
 
Operation Jericho featuring the Mosquito with Docent Gareth Wade | Saturday, July 20, 2024, at 2 p.m.
Join Docent Gareth Wade as he delves into the most daring of raids and debunks some of the conspiracy theories that have since surrounded it. On the morning of February 28, 1944, Operation Jericho, or the “Jail Busters Raid”, led to one of the most daring missions of the war. Lectures are held in Battlefront Theater, allowing guests to sit and learn through instruction and audio/visual displays. The lecture is free with the purchase of a general admission ticket.
Aircraft Engine Runups | Saturday, July 27 – Monday, July 29 (Week One) and Thursday, August 1 – Saturday, August 3 (Week Two)
Join us for an exciting and educational experience as we bring history to life with an aircraft engine runup demonstration. This event, taking place over two weekends in July and August, showcases the power and engineering marvels of historical aircraft engines, providing visitors with a rare opportunity to witness these incredible machines in action.
  • What: The demonstrations each weekend will display the following aircraft:
    • Week One: Storch and BF-109, Hellcat and Corsair, P-51, Zero, and Spitfire
    • Week Two: P-47 and IL-2, Mosquito and B-25, P-40, FW-190, and Hurricane
  • When: Aircraft will begin running at 10:30 a.m., with a Q&A following at 11:30 a.m. in the theater.
Please check the museum’s website for more information or to purchase a ticket.
Rusty Relics | Temporary exhibit on display all month
This month is the last chance for visitors to enjoy archival materials from the vault in the temporary Rusty Relics exhibit curated by the Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum mechanic team. Featuring a unique selection of artifact pieces and parts in their original, unimproved condition, visitors can dive into the archival materials with a purchase of general admission tickets.
Special Event: Special event attendees must purchase an event ticket; general admission is included in the ticket cost.
Vehicle Demonstrations: High Speed Tractor & American Half Track | Friday, July 5, 2024, at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m.
Watch the high-speed tractor and American Half-Track demos up close and personal from the FHCAM ramp. Get a better view and a priority chance to win a ride in one of the vehicles! Children 14 and under must be accompanied by a ticketed adult. The VIP viewing area is available with the purchase of a special event ticket. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased online.
Flying Heritage Combat Armor Museum tank
About Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum:
Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum (FHCAM) is a 501 (c)(3) committed to educating visitors about the rare, historic aircraft, vehicles, and artifacts in our collection, which are a testament to the era’s engineering skill and humanity’s spirit during the world conflicts of the 20th century.
We are committed to proving complete authenticity in all of our artifacts. This includes all aspects of the mechanical systems and all paint schemes and markings. FHCAM strives to make the operations and appearance as original as possible to the time when the aircraft, tank, or other machine was first utilized.
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