By: Michael Cashman On July 30th 2016, the Museum of Aviation celebrated “Blackbird Day”. 14 former aircrew and maintenance members were made available to the general public for an exciting tell-all-facts celebration. As a flight… More
Museum of Aviation Foundation Wish Lists!
The Museum of Aviation Foundation is a nonprofit organization that supports the Museum of Aviation and provides education programs to visitors and schools. As a nonprofit, we are always in need of volunteers and in-kind donations.
If you are interested in helping, you can learn more about how you can help the Museum of Aviation Foundation below or by clicking here.
Education Wish List:
- On July 25, 2016, the Education Center began demolition on our 3rd-5th grade, ACE classroom! We are looking for donors and sponsors to help with the new renovations and updates. We will need new tables, funding for upgrading the lighting and the walls, manual labor, and a few other things. If you are interested in helping, please contact Valerie Myers in the Education Center.
- General Supplies for all classes and workshops: *Items in bold are in high demand
- Legal Pads
- Copy Paper
- HP61 Ink & HP128 Toner
- Pens & Pencils
- Washable Markers
- Binder Clips (All sizes)
- Used ink cartridges (not toner) for our recycling program
- Sponsors for our Educator Resource Kits for STEM support throughout our community
- The kits will be free for educators and community mentors to check out for use in the classroom and during any STEM event! Sponsors will have their name and logo proudly displayed on each kit!
- Sponsors for our Digital Displays to help us cut back on paper!
- Email Valerie Myers for a complete wish list: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Museum of Aviation is looking for individuals who would like to spend four hours each week working as a volunteer in the exciting atmosphere of U.S. Air Force Aviation History.
Each exhibit building has a visitor desk where volunteers welcome and greet the visitors in the Museum. The volunteers are there to assist visitors any way necessary. They also walk the floors of the Museum while visitors are present to help keep an eye on exhibits and see to the needs of the visitors.
Volunteer shifts that are needed:
- Saturday mornings (9:00 am – 1:00 pm)
- Sunday mornings (9:00 am – 1:00 pm)
- Tuesday afternoons (1:00 – 5:00 pm)
- Thursday afternoons (1:00 – 5:00 pm)
For more information contact Dan Hart, Volunteer Program Administrator at 926-4242 or email email@example.com.
B-17 Wish List:
We Currently Need Funding For:
De-paint Cradle for
$2,500 Restoration $1,500
Oxygen Tanks Exterior Lights
$150 each $50 each
Contact Christin McFarland at
for all B-17 Donations.
The Museum of Aviation has seen thousands of students through the years during field trips, camps and workshops. Our Education Center serves an average of 50,000 students each year. We’d like to catch up with some of these students and hear their stories!
Were you one of those students?
What is your career now?
Did the Museum have an impact on your career choice?
If you were one of the many students who have participated in our Education Programs over the years, please email us and tell us your story. We would like to feature you on a special blog article for our website, social media and more!
Submit your story, and a photo if you’d like, to Valerie Myers in our Education Center at firstname.lastname@example.org, between now and September 30, 2016.
A huge THANK YOU goes out from us here at the Museum to all of you for your support through the years. We look forward to catching up with you and hearing about your wonderful life!
Each year the Museum of Aviation Foundation, Education Center hosts 6 weeks of hands-on, STEM summer camps. This past year was one of our best yet! The classes were full, the students were having a blast, STEM mentors from the community joined us, and all of the wonderful and amazing people voted us Best of the Best Summer Camps in Middle GA for the second year in a row!
We can not say thank you enough for your awesome support of our programs. We have great instructors and the most dedicated volunteers that all work together to give our students the best experiences possible.
Wonderful career mentors from the community take time from their days to spend with us and our students to offer real world applications.
It’s because of you, all of our supporters, that we are here and able to continue providing quality educational programs for everyone.
Thank you all again so very much! We look forward to seeing all the smiling faces back again next summer as well!
The B-17 has undergone an enormous change in the past year. July will mark one year since the tail gunner compartment arrived, followed in August by the wings, vertical stabilizer, and fuselage. Progress has been slow, but thanks to our volunteers and our Restoration team, the B-17 has made every day since its arrival. Below is a quick look at where we started, and where we are now.
In order to continue the restoration project, the Museum of Aviation Foundation will be raising funds through multiple events each year, beginning with the Wings & Wheels car show on October 8th. We have also revamped our Go Fund Me page (located below). If you wish to become a sponsor for the B-17, or for an upcoming event to benefit the B-17, please contact Christin McFarland at 478-222-7534 for more information.
Thank you to this month’s donors. For more information on the corporations that help keep us going, just click on their link.
Education Events Registering Now:
Auction Raffle Tickets are on sale! See below for information!
See below for a few of our Auction items.
July 30: Blackbird Day
August 8th: Monthly Homeschool Workshops Begin – Registering Now!!
September 15th-16th: Georgia Invitational Golf Tournament
October 12th-14th: GA Kids’ STEM Camp – Registering Now!