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Vintage Warbirds Make Historic Landing on Ford Island Runway – Navy Assists With Fly In

In preparation for their December 7th flyover ceremonies at the USS Arizona Memorial and for Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor’s 7th Anniversary gala fundraiser tonight, two vintage warbirds made a historic landing on Ford Island Runway today at 9am. Navy runway #04/22 has been closed to air traffic for years. The Navy assisted in this fly in today.

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At approximately 9am, Bruce Mayes of Pacific Warbirds piloted his North American SNJ T-6 Texan on to the Ford Island Runway  followed by Harry Greene in his Boeing Stearman PT-17, landing about 9:15am.

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Both warbirds will be standing guard at Hangar 37 tonight at Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor’s 7th Anniversary fundraiser gala “Some Enchanted Evening.” 450 guests are expected to attend. Loretta Ables Sayre will entertain. Dan Cooke is emcee. The event is to raise funds for the Museum’s Education and Restoration projects.

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“We’re honored to have these great warbirds gracing our event tonight,” said Museum Executive Director Ken DeHoff. “It’s a wonderful sight to see them in the air over Ford Island and landing on historic Ford Island Runway.”

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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. Located at 319 Lexington Boulevard, Historic Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, Oahu, Honolulu, Hawaii 96818. 808-441-1000.

 

One Millionth Visitor Gets Lavish Reception Today at Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor

Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor welcomed its 1,000,000th visitor today, April 4, 2013–the Valencia family from Modesto, CA. Mr. Ivan Valencia and Mrs. Mari Valencia and their two children Hiram, 9 and Christopher, 5, received four gift bags filled with books, aviation gear, aircraft memorabilia, plus a Lifetime Family Membership to the Museum.

PAM 1,000,000

They were greeted with a balloon, confetti and cake reception, and congratulations from Museum Executive Director Kenneth DeHoff, Museum Chairman of the Board ADM Ronald Hays, USN (Ret), Museum Board President Clint Churchill, State Representative Mark Takai, and Museum staff.  Rep. Takai presented a certificate from the Hawaii State Legislature, congratulating the Museum on this auspicious milestone.

“We opened our doors December 6, 2006 and achieved this monumental visitor number in less than seven years,” said Executive Director Kenneth DeHoff. “I’m extremely pleased and proud of our staff who’ve worked so diligently to make Pacific Aviation Museum a must visit Hawaii destination.”

Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Its mission is to develop and maintain an internationally recognized aviation museum on historic Ford Island that educates young and old alike, honors aviators and their support personnel who defended freedom in The Pacific Region, and to preserve Pacific aviation history.

 

Public Invited to 6th Anniversary Gala for Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor

The public is invited to spend a gala evening at the Museum with military, civic and community dignitaries on Historic Ford Island as Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor celebrates its 6th Anniversary. Museum Executive Director Kenneth DeHoff promises, “It will be another glittering evening of friends of the Museum, dining and entertainment to fund our Education and Restoration projects. As this is the Museum’s annual fundraising dinner, we invite table sponsors to participate.”

Guests will be greeted at the door of Hangar 37 with aircraft, vintage military vehicles, and re-enactors dressed in period costumes. At dinner, they will be entertained with a “1940s Radio Show,” enjoy fine wines and award-winning cuisine from Chef Chai of Chai’s Island Bistro. A silent auction will be held for items such as trips and hotel stays, wines, jewelry and art.

Tickets and tables may be purchased by calling Director of Development Carol Arnott at 808/441-1006 or purchasing online at PacificAviationMuseum.org. The Museum is located at 319 Lexington Boulevard on Historic Ford Island at Pearl Harbor.

Pacific Aviation Museum Now Affiliated with the Smithsonian Institution – Free Day Coming Up

Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor has recently been named the newest Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, as part of the Smithsonian Institution Affiliates Program, it was announced by Pacific Aviation Museum Executive Director Kenneth DeHoff.

“The Smithsonian Affiliations Program is an expansive network of 150+ museums and educational organizations that demonstrate excellence in the field of historic preservation and education and we’re delighted to be selected to be a member of this esteemed organization,” DeHoff said.

Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor’s association with the Smithsonian Institution means access to artifact loans, traveling exhibitions and education programs from the Smithsonian Institute, the world’s largest museum, as well as from other Affiliate museums. The Museum is hosting a private reception on Thursday, September 20, 5:30 to 7:30PM to celebrate its Smithsonian Affiliate status.

Again this year, the Museum will be participating in Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day Live! with free admission to the Museum on September 29 with tickets from: .http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/ticket/

Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. It provides educational programs for adults and children and is located at 319 Lexington Boulevard on Historic Ford Island at Pearl Harbor. Opened December 6, 2006, it has been ranked by TripAdvisor as one of the “top ten aviation attractions” in the nation.  Phone (808) 441-1000 or visit www.PacificAviationMuseum.org for tickets, information and to download a coupon for a free combat simulator flight.

70h Anniversary Commemoration of the Battle of Midway To Feature Symposium and New “Midway” Exhibit

To commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the Battle of Midway, which decisively and dramatically changed the course of the war in the Pacific, Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor is featuring a Midway Symposium Saturday and Sunday, June 2 and 3, 9am to 5pm. The symposium is included with Museum admission, free to Museum members, and open to the public.

Karl Lau, Designer of the diorma “The Battle of Midway”

Additionally, on Saturday, June 2, the Museum will unveil its new 40-ft diorama of “The Battle of Midway” being built in Glenview, Illinois by designer Karl Lau of On Final Approach. The 10-ft. high, three-dimensional scene recreates the ocean battle between the Japanese and American fleets. Recorded interviews of Japanese and American soldiers who participated in the battle provide narration to the moving diorama, along with sounds of aircraft diving, bombs and gunfire.

Mr. Lau, 86, was a U.S. Navy pilot for the 94th Squadron in 1944~1946, and lost eight of his 10 crew members in the Battle of Okinawa, the largest amphibious assault in the Pacific War of WWII.  “I did this project because no one before had done justice to Midway. It was a turning point in the war. If this diorama doesn’t bring a tear to the eye, then we’ve lost the reason to build it,” Mr. Lau said.

Museum Executive Director Kenneth DeHoff explains its importance as, “This exhibit is truly a piece of art built to inspire. It will be the cornerstone of our Hangar 79 Midway exhibit as we begin the fundraising campaign to restore this second battle scarred hangar.”  Hangar 79 still has visible in its leaded blue windows, the bullet holes from the December 7, 1941 attack.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

  • June 2, 3 –The Battle of Midway Commemoration
  • Symposium, 9am ~ 5pm, Saturday and 9am ~ 4:30pm, Sunday.

Saturday speakers include Captain James Fanell, John Lundstrom, Burl Burlingame, Vice Admiral Yoji Koda, and Mike Jones.  The Moderator will be Daniel Martinez.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:

  • Saturday, 1pm is General Gary L. North, Commander, Pacific Air Forces; Air Component Commander for U.S. Pacific Command; and Executive Director, Pacific Air Combat Operations Staff, Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii.
  • Sunday speakers include Stan Carpenter, Daniel Martinez, John DiVirgilio, Karl Lau, and a panel of speakers from Saturday’s event. The Moderator will be Daniel Martinez.

“Battle of Midway” – New Exhibit Opening & Cocktail Reception, Saturday, 5~7pm, Museum Hangar 79. The Museum’s new interactive diorama will be dedicated to exhibit sponsor and donor Fred L. Turner, former chairman & CEO of McDonald’s Corporation.

Museum & Exhibit Opening, reservations are required by May 21 and seating is limited. Reservations and information, call 808/441-1007 or email SpecialEvents@PacificAviationMuseum.org. Reservations are required to drive onto Ford Island or visitors may park at the Arizona Memorial parking area and use the Ford Island shuttle.

Purchase tickets online at PacificAviationMuseum.org, at the Museum, or Pearl Harbor Visitor Center. General admission: $20, adults; $10, children. Kama`aina and military admission: $12 adults; $7, children. Admission is free to Museum members and military in uniform.

Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization. Its mission is to develop and maintain an internationally recognized aviation museum on historic Ford Island that educates young and old alike, honors aviators and their support personnel who defended freedom in The Pacific Region, and to preserve Pacific aviation history.

The Museum provides educational programs for adults and children and is located at 319 Lexington Boulevard in Hangars 37 and 79 on Historic Ford Island at Pearl Harbor. Opened December 6, 2006, the Museum has been rated “one of the top ten aviation attractions” in the nation by TripAdvisor. There are more than 600.

New A-3D Skywarrior Makes Final Landing at Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor

An A-3D Skywarrior, also called the “Whale” because of its immense size, arrived at Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor on Wednesday, March 7, 2012. It became the 30th aircraft to join the Museum’s growing collection. It will be restored and put on display in Hangar 79. VIP guests will view it at a special “Whale of an Evening” reception at the Museum tonight, Friday, March 8.

A-3D Skywarrior makes it's final landing

On June 21, 2011, Raytheon flew Skywarrior #144867 from Van Nuys Airport, Van Nuys, California to the North Island Naval Air Station in San Diego, California. On February 3, 2012, the Whale started its journey to its next place in history at Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor, Ford Island, Hawaii. The USS Midway Museum assisted.

A-3D Skywarrior moved into place

The Skywarriors were first used as tactical nuclear bombers and were the heaviest aircraft ever to be operational on the Navy’s aircraft carriers.

A-3D Skywarrior on an aircraft carrier deck

“This Skywarrior was removed from active Navy service in October 1968 and was on loan to Hughes Aircraft, now Raytheon, for radar and avionics testing for the Grumman F-14 program and as a B-2A Spirit Stealth Bomber avionics test bed,” said Museum Executive Director Kenneth DeHoff. “It has quite a history and we’re pleased to give it a new home.”

Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization. Its mission is to develop and maintain an internationally recognized aviation museum on historic Ford Island that educates young and old alike, honors aviators and their support personnel who defended freedom in The Pacific Region, and to preserve Pacific aviation history.

The Museum, located at 319 Lexington Boulevard in Hangars 37 and 79 on Historic Ford Island at Pearl Harbor, recently, was ranked one of the “top ten aviation attractions” nationally by TripAdvisor. The Museum is accessed by air-conditioned shuttle buses from the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center. Phone (808) 441-1000 or visit www.PacificAviationMuseum.org for tickets and more information.

Stabilized Ford Island Control Tower Dedicated Today at Pearl Harbor

The newly stabilized Ford Island Control Tower at Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor was dedicated in a ceremony on the Tower Lawn, today at 11:00AM, as part of the Pearl Harbor 70th Anniversary Ceremonies.

Showing off the first phase of the monumental stabilization work that has been done to save the historic landmark where the first attack alert was broadcast on December 7, 1941, the Holland American Legion Band played while the flag was raised on the top and a T-6 Texan made several passes over the assembled crowd of 200.

On top of the Ford Island Control Tower - Building S84. Executive Director and Associate Curator of the Pacific Aviation Museum raise the flag

Speakers at the event included: Acting Governor/Lt. Gov. Brian Schatz (Governor Neil Abercrombie who was instrumental in garnering federal funds to begin the preservation efforts is off island at a Governor’s Conference); Executive Director Kenneth DeHoff; Museum Board President Clint Churchill; Lance Wilhelm, senior vice president of Kiewit Building Group, the contractor for the Tower; and CAPT Jeff James, commander of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.

Click on image for a panorama from the top of the control tower

To completely restore the Ford Island Control Tower, it is estimated that $7.5 million will be needed. Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie when he was in Congress was instrumental in helping to secure $3.8 million through the Department of Defense appropriations for the stabilization and restoration of an historic landmark. This allowed the Museum to begin work. The Museum is in a capital campaign to raise the remainder needed for the complete restoration. Donations may be made online at www.PacificAviationMuseum.org.

The Ford Island Control Tower complex constructed in 1941 consists of a 3rd level Aerological Center and Observation Deck on top of the 2-story Operations Building, and the Air Traffic Control Center on top a 158-foot steel water tank tower. It played a major role in the naval activity at Pearl Harbor, especially during World War II. The Tower is registered as a Category I structure in the Pearl Harbor Naval Base Historic Preservation Plan of 1978.

Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor is open 9am to 5pm daily and is accessed by air conditioned shuttle buses from the USS Arizona Memorial/Pearl Harbor Visitor Center. Daily, visitors from all over the world view the vintage aircraft, enjoy hands on technology experiences including combat flight simulators, hear moving stories told by aviation-experienced docents, and see “A Day That Shall Live In Infamy” through historic films and audio. The Museum gift shop and restaurant are unique in their offerings and their authentic 1940s ambiance. Phone (808) 441-1000 or visit www.PacificAviationMuseum.org for tickets and more information.

Pacific Aviation Museum is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization located at 319 Lexington Boulevard on Historic Ford Island at Pearl Harbor, Honolulu, Hawaii 96818.

Pan Am Exhibit Being Built at Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor

Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor’s long planned tribute to the greatness that was Pan American World Airways opens to the public with a special reception 2 to 4PM, Saturday, October 22, 2011, marking the 75th anniversary of commercial airline passenger service to Hawaii.

The new exhibit unveiling and reception will host press, dignitaries, and members of the PAN AM and Museum families. The event is free to members and invited guests and free with Museum admission to regular Museum guests. Cake and beverages will be served.

Sneak preview of one of the exhibits

Reflecting PAN AM’s importance to aviation in the Pacific, the exhibit, designed by Southern Custom Exhibits of Anniston, Alabama, and built by Museum staff, will feature artifacts and memorabilia in two modules: the 1930s and 1940s (“The Early Years”), and 1960s, (“The Jet Age”). It was designed to be an evolving exhibit that changes and grows as more artifacts are contributed by friends of PAN AM.

“We have collected original PAN AM branded items to be viewed in what appears to be the inside cabin of an airliner. It’s a fun concept and an exciting addition to our history of aviation in the Pacific. We’re grateful to all those who helped make it possible,” said Executive Director Kenneth DeHoff.

Included will be uniforms, customer service items, original posters and signage, navigation tools, the maintenance manual for the Boeing 314 China Clipper, maps for routes serviced in the Islands, and biographical information on the founders and pioneers of international air service–Juan Trippe, Charles Lindbergh, and Edward Musick.

Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization. Its mission is to develop and maintain an internationally recognized aviation museum on historic Ford Island that educates young and old alike, honors aviators and their support personnel who defended freedom in The Pacific Region, and to preserve Pacific aviation history.

The Museum, located at 319 Lexington Boulevard in Hangars 37 and 79 on Ford Island at Pearl Harbor, recently, was ranked one of the “top ten aviation attractions” nationally by TripAdvisor. Phone (808) 441-1000 or visit www.PacificAviationMuseum.org for tickets and more information.

Ford Island Control Tower Set for Dedication on 70th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor Attack

The newly stabilized Ford Island Control Tower at Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor will be dedicated in a ceremony Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at 11:00AM, a part of the Pearl Harbor 70th Anniversary Ceremonies, it was announced today by Museum Executive Director Kenneth DeHoff.

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Ford Tower being stabilized

“We’re ready to show off the first phase of the monumental stabilization work that has been done to save this historic landmark where the first attack alert was broadcast on December 7, 1941,” said Mr. DeHoff.

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Ford Tower

Work on this first phase of renovation began January 2011. Mason Architects was the architectural design firm. Kiewit Building Group was the contractor. Both are in Honolulu.

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Workers work on the top of the tower

Events at the Museum December 7 (included in the price of admission):

  • Home of the Brave Quilt project – 10am to 2pm, Hangar 3 Sign a quilt and see quilts being sewed for the families of fallen Hawaii soldiers
  • Ford Island Control Tower Dedication, 11am, Tower Lawn
  • Holland American Legion Band, 1pm, Tower Lawn

A special Commemorative 70th Anniversary Coin will be available in the Museum Store.

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This Weekend: The Biggest Little Airshow on Ford Island

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Visitors are invited to drive on to Ford Island and Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor’s 4th “Biggest Little Airshow” Saturday, August 20 and Sunday, August 21, 10am to 4pm. They will be greeted by 100 aircraft on the tarmac—both real and remote control models–candy bombings for the keiki, Hangar 79 tours to see the new MiG Alley Korean War Exhibit, the Lt. Ted Shealy Restoration Shop, the P-40 Kittyhawk, helicopters and other aircraft in the 85,000 sq. ft. battle scarred hangar, plus free concerts each day.

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Admission is free to the public. The public is invited to drive on to Ford Island, park free at the Museum, or board free shuttles to the Museum at the Arizona Memorial Parking area, 9am to 4:30pm.

The event is sponsored in part by Clear Channel Radio and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and is saluting the Centennial of Naval Aviation with special flight demonstrations.

For two days, the local RC organization the Birds of Paradise and pilots from the Academy of Model Aeronautics will pilot their massive remote controlled 1 to 5 scale planes for dogfights, candy “bombings,” aerobatics, and more. Due to its popularity, the show has been expanded, with more planes and helicopters, dogfights, warbird reenactments, jets, and two big days of flying, food, real aircraft to explore, and prizes to enter to win.

At the event, there will be free tours of Hangar 79, which still bears the bullet holes of the December 7, 1941 attack. Inside, guests will see helicopters, fighter planes, and the Lt. Ted Shealy Restoration Shop–the 1941 machine shop which is busy restoring the Museum’s aircraft. They’ll also get up close and personal with an F-14 Tomcat, F-15 Eagle, F-86s, P-40, MiG-15, and the Museum’s new “MiG Alley” Korean War Exhibit.

For the regular admission fee ($12 adult/$7 keiki, kama`aina and military), visitors can also explore the Museum’s Hangar 37 and “fly for freedom” in the Combat Flight Simulators ($10 additionally). All other Airshow activities are free that day.

According to Executive Director Kenneth DeHoff, “The Flight line opens at 10am with a traditional military color guard, aircraft flyovers, and all aircraft on display. The aerial remote control flight demonstrations are 11am to 4pm and we invite everyone to visit us and enjoy this family-friendly free event and salute to Naval Aviation.”

Specialty acts to be performed by the Birds of Paradise include:  Pattern, 3-D fixed wing and helicopter aerobatic flights, South Pacific battles, “Candy Bomber” drops, and a Skycam helicopter.  There’ll be remote control aircraft in the air and on static display, including, jets, helicopters, F-22s, warbirds, B-17s, P-38s, Corsairs, OV-10s and more.

Admission to the Airshow is free. If you want to visit Hangar 37 at the Museum also and avoid ticket lines, purchase Museum admission tickets online at www.PacificAviationMuseum.org. You may also purchase Museum admissions at the Arizona Memorial/Pearl Harbor Visitor Center.  Shuttles depart every 15 minutes, 7:30am to 4:30pm. Call 808/441-1008 for more information or visit www.PacificAviationMuseum.org, Flickr, Facebook and @PacificAviation on Twitter, for updates.

Pacific Aviation Museum, 319 Lexington Boulevard, Ford Island, Pearl Harbor. Pacific Aviation Museum is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization which depends on the membership and support from donations.  To join or support, visit www.PacificAviationMuseum.org.

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Happy Birthday Amelia Earhart July 24th at the Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor

New Amelia Earhart Photo Exhibit to Open Where She Ground Looped Her Plane At Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor

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Happy Birthday, Amelia! Sunday July 24, 2 to 4pm, Hangar 37, Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor. The Ford Island museum and aviation attraction opens its new Amelia Earhart in Hawaii Photo Exhibit, with exclusive Earhart photos courtesy of Matson Navigation Company. Welcome reception, entertainment, birthday cake and punch for all Museum visitors will celebrate the famous aviator’s 114th birthday. The Museum fronts Luke Field on Ford Island, where Ms. Earhart ground looped her Lockheed Electra on take-off March 20, 1937, while attempting her Round-the-World Flight.

Amelia Earhart and Duke Kahanamoku

Amelia Earhart and Duke Kahanamoku

Museum members are invited for a special champagne reception. All visitors to the Museum are invited to enter the “Amelia for a Day” Look Alike Contest to win prizes for those who dress & re-enact aviator Earhart. First, second, and third place prizes will be awarded.

“We’re very grateful to Matson Navigation Company for this exceptional gift of Hawaiian Earhart photography and for all they do for our Museum,” said Museum Executive Director Kenneth DeHofff. The photos joining the Museum’s exhibits are a gifted collection from Matson Archives documenting her time in Hawaii from December 27, 1934 to January 11, 1935 and March 17 through March 20, 1937.

Joining Mr. DeHoff and Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor members of the Board of Directors at the celebration will be Matson Navigation Company executives.

Amelia Earhart and her second plane, a Lockheed Vega were transported on Matson’s S.S. Lurline from Los Angeles to Honolulu December 22, 1934 and arrived in Honolulu at Aloha Tower five days later on December 27. Ms. Earhart vacationed in Waikiki, flew over the Hawaiian Islands, and prepared for her solo flight across the Pacific from Honolulu to Oakland. She was the first person to fly solo, trans-Pacific, from Honolulu to Oakland, California.

For more information on the event, please call 808/441-1004 or email SpecialEvents@PacificAviationMuseum.org.

Discovering Your Future in Aviation Conference

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The sky’s the limit. Young people interested in aviation as a career or hobby will want to attend the Discovering Your Future in Aviation Conference to be held at Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 4, 5, and 6 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

It promises to be a weekend filled with hands-on workshops and seminars, a career fair, aviation films, interactive science exhibits, and the opportunity to talk one-on-one with aviation professionals and learn more about careers in aviation and the related sciences. The conference is free with Museum admission and $5 per person for youth groups of 10 or more. Call 441-1012 for more information.

The first day of the Conference will be Student Conference Day, held on Friday, March 4, and will provide interactive aviation workshops and seminars for students to explore the science and math of aviation at discovery centers hosted by aviation professionals. Aviation industry and representatives will talk to attendees one-on-one at the career fair. The general public is invited to attend.

Women in flights suits was the norm as over 15 guest presenters spoke at Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor Saturday, April 17, 2010, at the Museum's first annual Women in Aviation Conference. The conference was free for Museum attendees

Scout Appreciation Day will be Saturday, March 5. A series of programs will be held throughout the day for Scouts of all ages that focus on science, technology, engineering, and math skills, which will fulfill objectives outlined in the Girl and Boy Scout badge programs. The general public is invited to attend.

The final day of the Conference will be Family Day, on Sunday, March 6. Aviation films will be shown and children of all ages will enjoy the interactive discovery centers. Attendees can take pictures with Rosie the Riveter and other celebrated women of aviation. The general public is invited to attend.

Rosie the Riveter

Enter to Win Aviation Prizes

A Robin Olds signed F-4 Phantom II Model Plane, Stearman Biplane Rides, signed aircraft books, Museum memberships, tickets, combat simulator flights, and logowear will be among the prizes given away. Guests need not be present to win.

According to Executive Director Kenneth DeHoff, “The conference is designed to encourage young women and men to learn more about and pursue careers in aviation and other related sciences, and it gives students a great chance to network with aviation professionals.”

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Sikorsky SH-60B Seahawk Helicopter to Have It’s Final Landing at Pacific Aviation Museum on November 16th

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On the 235th anniversary of the US Marine Corps, Marine Corps Base Hawaii pilots will bring a Sikorsky SH-60B Seahawk helicopter in for a final landing at its new home at Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor, Tuesday, November 16, at 11am.

A Sikorsky SH60 Seahawk

“This fly-in will be exciting for us. It’s an acquisition for the Museum through a process done by the US Navy when they no longer have a need for an aircraft. We’ll welcome it and give it a good home,” said Museum Executive Director Kenneth DeHoff, in making the announcement today.

This “Easy Rider 60” reached its service life cycle and will become part of the Museum’s collection, residing in the Museum’s 85,000 sq. ft. Hangar 79, home of the F-14 Tomcat, F-15 Eagle, Bell UH-1 “Huey“, Bell AH-1 Sea Cobra, Stinson L-5 and others. Visitors to the Museum will be able to experience the aircraft on the Aviator’s Tour.

Assigned to the Easy Riders of the HSL-37 at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, this particular helicopter has been on deployments throughout the world during its life cycle.

Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor is open 8am to 5pm daily and is accessed by air-conditioned shuttle buses from the Arizona Memorial parking area. Daily, visitors from all over the world view the historic aircraft, enjoy hands on technology experiences including combat flight simulators, hear moving stories told by docents, and see “a date which will live In infamy” through historic films and audio. The museum gift shop and restaurant are unique in their offerings and their authentic 1940s ambiance.

Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization. Its mission is to develop and maintain an internationally recognized aviation museum on historic Ford Island that educates young and old alike, honors aviators and their support personnel who defended freedom in The Pacific Region, and preserves Pacific aviation history. Their 4th Anniversary Gala—“Party Like It’s 1945” Dinner Fundraiser is scheduled for December 2, 2010.

The Museum provides educational programs for adults and children and is located at 319 Lexington Boulevard in Hangar 37 on Ford Island at Pearl Harbor.  Opened December 6, 2006, this year the Museum welcomed its 500,000th visitor and was ranked as one of the “top ten aviation attractions” nationally by TripAdvisor. Phone (808) 441-1000 or visit www.PacificAviationMuseum.org for tickets, information, and to download a coupon for a free combat simulator flight.

Public is Invited to Celebrate the Pacific Aviation Museum’s 4th Anniversary

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The public is invited to spend a gala evening reminiscent of Waikiki when peace was declared in 1945, with military, civic and community dignitaries celebrating Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor’s 4th Anniversary on Thursday, December 2, 5:30 to 9:30pm.

Guests will be treated to 1940s musical entertainment by The Hot Club of Hulaville featuring Ginai, enjoy Asian Fusion cuisine and fine wines by Chef Chai of Chai’s Island Bistro. The fun begins at the front door with aircraft and vintage military vehicles greeting the guests. Throughout the evening guests will have 20 opportunities to win prizes from Mainland trips to jewelry, by donating to “Fill the Windsock,” the Museum’s unique auction format.  Emcees for the evening will be KSSK’s Michael W. Perry and Sweetie Pacarro.

Pacific Aviation Museum is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Its mission is to develop and maintain an internationally recognized aviation museum on historic Ford Island that educates young and old alike, honors aviators and their support personnel who defended freedom in The Pacific Region, and preserves Pacific aviation history.

Tickets and tables may be purchased by calling Director of Development Carol Arnott at 808/441-1006 or purchasing online at PacificAviationMuseum.org. The Museum is located at 319 Lexington Boulevard on Ford Island at Pearl Harbor.