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Summer 2015 Legends Newsletter Now Available

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2015 Fargo Air Museum Raffle Results

2015 Fargo Air Museum Raffle Results

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Richard Heuer
Grand Prize: Ford 2014 Roush Stage 3 Mustang

2nd Prize P-51 Mustang Flight: Jim Heyer
3rd Prize Browning BAR LongTrac 30-06: Flint Kasowski
4th Prize $500 Cash: Harold Westin
5th Prize $100 Cash: Brent Haakenson
6th Prize $100 Cash: Tim Struckman
7th Prize $100 Cash: Twylah Blotsky
8th Prize $100 Cash: Al Keys
9th Prize $100 Cash: Corbin Kent

Family Museum Membership winners:
Karla Isley
Craig Lichtsinn
Rick Johnston
Jeff Beilke
Roger Ebel
Rich Satrom
Warren Pietsch
Gene Lockwood
Andrew Peterson
Jack Schmitz
Dan Thompson
Jeremy Boniface
Marty Hoffmann
Rick Schmidt
David Scott
Jim Peterson
Gary Rooks
Scott Lepase
Eric Kluge
Gerald Hanson

Winning players are responsible for all taxes.

Volunteer at the Fargo Air Museum

Be part of our team at the Fargo Air Museum!

The Fargo Air Museum is a non-profit organization promoting aviation education through restoration and preservation. We carry our mission to the local community and to traveling aviation enthusiast. We are currently looking for volunteers who are as excited about aviation and military history as we are.

We have a variety of opportunities depending on your interest and skills.
• Aircraft Restoration
• Archives
• Customer Service
• Education
• Event Set-up and Tear-Down
• Exhibits
• Grant Writing
• Maintenance
• Parking
• Office
• Retail
• Selling Raffle Tickets
• Soliciting Donations
• Technology
• Tours

If you are interested in any of these opportunities, please fill out the form (click to download below) and contact Courtney at the Fargo Air Museum. 701-293-8043 or

Download Fargo Air Museum’s Volunteer Form in pdf format here.
Right Click and select Save As:

Young Aviator Camps Scheduled

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Exciting Young Aviator Events at the Fargo Air Museum

Aug. 29th Astronomy Camp
How astronomy is used in aviation.
11 yrs – 18yrs old 10:15 – 3pm (Bring sack lunch)
6yrs – 10 yrs. old 10:30-11:45am
Click Here to Register On Line for Astronomy Camp

Sept. 12th “Shiny Metal Things” Camp
Cover safety rules of metal working; learn terms associated with metal working; history of metal working,
rivet and bend metal, learn how metal working helps create an airplane, etc.
13 yrs-18 yrs 10:15-3pm (Bring sack lunch)
*Limited spots available*
Click Here to Register On Line for “Shiny Metal Things” Camp

Oct. 31st Super Aviation Camp
Definition of an aircraft, learn about piston, turboprop, and jet engines; learn about the control surfaces of an airplane and how they are used to takeoff, climb, turn, descent, and land; learn about the different types of pilots – recreational, sport, private as well as instrument ratings; learn about different instruments and their uses.
11yrs old-18yrs old 10:15-3pm (Bring Sack lunch)
6yrs – 10yrs old 10:30-11:45am
Call the Museum to register please:701.293.8043..

NOTE: These three events work towards aviation, metal work and astronomy Merit Badges.
*Museum Members are free. Non-members pay regular museum admission rates.

*Must register for camp – spots are limited. You can register for the Astronomy Camp and Shiny Metal Things above. For Super Aviation Camp call the museum at 701.293.8043.

Wings & Wheels – Car Show and Raffle

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Fabulous Car Show sponsored by Toppers Car Club including the Fargo Air Museum’s “2014 Roush Stage 3 Mustang Raffle” ; all on one day! Saturday, September 26.

Admission Includes:
Access to the Wings and Wheels Car Show
Access to the Fargo Air Museum
One Free brat and beverage

$14 per Individual
$28 per Family (2 adults and minor children)
Ages 12 and under Free
Fargo Air Museum Members Free
Raffle Ticket Holders Free
Door Prizes and Giveaways
<strong>Be here for the 2014 Roush Mustang raffle drawing at 11 am!</strong>

Freedom of the Skies!

Announcing “Freedom of the Skies”
North American Bomber Tour!

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The Fargo Air museum is excited to share that two of WWII’s most recognizable aircraft – the B-17 and B-25 Bombers – will be available for flights & ground tours. Courtesy of Arizona Airbase CAF, two airplanes from their “Ghost Squadron,” “Sentimental Journey” & “Maid in the Shade” will be appearing at the Fargo Air Museum for a very limited time Monday June 22nd – Sunday June 28th, 2015.

Ground tours – museum admission included – are $15 for individuals, and $30 for families (2 adults, plus children under 17). Flights start at just $395.00 with limited seating available; reservations strongly encouraged. Please contact Courtney at the Fargo Air Museum – 701-293-8043 to make reservations for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Join us at the Fargo Air Museum to experience these two incredibly rare pieces of Aviation & WWII history live & in person – “Sentimental Journey” & “Maid in the Shade.”

“Sentimental Journey,” is one of the last flying WWII B-17 bombers in existence. Though nearly 13,000 were originally built, less than ten remain in flying condition and very few fly regularly. Also of particular interest, the nose art of the Sentimental Journey features the number-one pin-up girl of the World War II era, Betty Grable. This particular aircraft is named after the song popularized by Doris Day in 1945.

The B-25 Mitchell bomber “Maid In The Shade” has taken twenty-eight years to painstakingly restore to full military specification. The B-25 Mitchell was originally made famous by the Doolittle’s Raiders over the Pacific Theater in WWII. On April 18, 1942, sixteen B-25 crews launched an air assault on Japan from an aircraft carrier deep in the Pacific, fully understanding that they did not have the fuel to return. While the mission was successful, all the aircraft involved in the mission were lost. “Maid in the Shade” is flown in honor of all the Doolittle Raiders.

“Sentimental Journey” and “Maid in the Shade” are operated by the Arizona Airbase of the Commemorative Air Force, located at Falcon Field in Mesa, Arizona. The CAF’s fleet of historic aircraft – known as the Ghost Squadron – recreate, remind and reinforce lessons from the defining moments in our American military aviation history.

The CAF is a flying museum staffed by volunteers organized in 1978, their mission is to restore historically important aircraft to educate the public about the significant contributions made by men and women in the defense of our nation, and to remind our veterans of all conflicts that their sacrifices are not forgotten.

Vietnam Memorial Exhibit

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A look at the Vietnam war, 40 years later.

Running May 16th until May 29th, this exhibit includes Era-specific aircraft, military vehicles, memorabilia displays – Including a rarely seen art exhibition from artist, author, teacher, and 101st Airborne Division Vietnam veteran Jim Fletcher. This emotionally poignant collection has been largely unseen for the last 35 years and the Fargo Air Museum is proud to be its temporary home.

Opening ceremony take place at 11:30 am Saturday May 16th, featuring guest speakers Camilla Wilson, former Vietnam War correspondent, Fargo Mayor Dr. Tim Mahoney and North Dakota State Senator Heidi Heitkamp.

Sunday May 24th, Amvets are holding a ceremony for the the families of P.O.W. and those M.I.A. and K.I.A..

Join us in saluting those that came home, and honoring those that didn’t.

Celebrity Auction 2015 Program Available

Celebrity Auction 2014 at the Fargo Air Museum

7th Annual Celebrity Dinner and Auction Program Ready for Download

The Fargo Air Museum ‘Mission’ is to provide aviation education through restoration and preservation. The Annual Celebrity Auction and Dinner is a key fundraiser to support the ‘Mission’ and raise funds for the completion of The Beck-Odegaard Wing.

Join us to celebrate Pilots, Planes and Patriotism.

Download the 2015 Celebrity Auction Program Below!

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Download the program for 2015’s Celebrity Auction here.

Mini-Space Camp at the Fargo Air Museum!

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Join us Saturday, April 25th 2015 for “From the Earth to the Stars,” a mini-space camp right here at the Fargo Air Museum! There are sessions for two age groups; one for ages 6 – 10 and another ages 11 – 18. Spaces for the camp are limited.

Please RSVP at the following link:

Members are free. Normal Fargo Air Museum admission rates apply for non-members. We will have several more youth events this year, so please contact the museum if you would like more information on our memberships.

“From the Earth to the Stars!” – (1 hour)
Age appropriate Learning and Exploration activities for young children to explore space.
Ages: 6 – 10 yrs
When: Saturday, April 25th
Time: 10:30 am to 11:30 am
RSVP online: by April 18th.

**If Children would like to stay and explore the museum after camp ends, they are welcome to bring a sack lunch.**

“From the Earth to the Stars!” – (all day)
Activities include geocaching map, compass GPS, stellar navigation, Nasa app that will allow us to see the view from any planet, a programmable robot and much more.
Age: 11 – 18 yrs
When: Saturday, April 25th
Time: 10:15 am to 4:00 pm

Need to bring: Sack lunch and drink as there will be a lunch break.
RSVP online: by April 18th.

**This event qualifies for the Space Exploration Merit Badge. An official merit badge councilor for the Boy Scouts will be at the event.**

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A Stew Bass Celebration of Life Party!

A Stew Bass
Celebration of Life Party

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Join us in celebrating Stew Bass’ contributions to this nation as well as to the Fargo Air Museum!

Join us in celebrating Stew Bass’ contributions to this nation as well as to the Fargo Air Museum!

Please invite as many of your family and friends as possible. Even if they don’t know Stew, I am sure there are many people out there that would love an opportunity to thank a WWII vet.

The party will be held Tuesday, March 10th from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. at the Fargo Air Museum.

Please click here to RSVP.

Also please bring some type of thank-you, appreciation, or “you are special” card. We will deliver them to Stew.

Stew will unfortunately not be able to attend due to his declining health, but we will be video taping the event so that we can present him with the video and all of the cards we collect after the celebration. We would love to be able to show our appreciation for all he’s done by surprising him with an amazing amount of cards.

We will be serving pulled pork sandwiches, potato salad, chips and dip, pop, lemonade and dessert.

We look forward to you joining us in honoring Stew!