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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 The B-25 Mitchell was originally made famous by the Doolittle’s Raiders over the Pacific Theater in WWII.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!

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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!

UPDATE: Fargo Air Museum Closed

We are busy painting the floors and it’s taking longer than we expected! Sorry for the inconvenience, but it will be awesome when finished.
The museum will be closed from Friday, February 13 through Monday, February 16, 2015.

We will be open for regular hours on Tuesday, February 17, 2015. By the way,,, we hope you had a fantastic Valentine’s Day. Plan to visit the museum soon!

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Fargo Air Museum 2015 Raffle Announced

2015 Fargo Air Museum Raffle

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It’s time to set your calendar for the 2015 Fargo Air Museum Raffle

Drawing September 26, 2015 at 11 am. $50 per ticket (cash or check)

Grand Prize: Ford 2014 Roush Stage 3 Mustang
2nd Prize: P-51 Mustang Ride
3rd Prize: Browning BAR Longtrac 30-06 Springfield Rifle
4th Prize: $500 Cash Prize

Additional Prizes:
(5) $100 Cash Prizes
(20) Fargo Air Museum Memberships

Winning players are responsible for all taxes.

Volunteer Christmas Party ReScheduled


Title: Volunteer Christmas Party
Location: Fargo Air Museum
Description: We at the Fargo Air Museum would like to present you with a small token of our gratitude for all of your hard work, dedication and support. We’ll be throwing a Christmas party complete with hors d’ouevres and refreshments Friday, January 23rd from 5 pm – 8 pm.
Start Time: 5:00 PM
Date: 2015-01-23
End Time: 8:00 PM

WINNERS! Fargo Air Museum Raffle

2014 Fargo Air Museum Raffle Winners

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Emily Paschke
2014 Ford F150 4×4 XLT Crew Cab with Honda Rancher FA420 4×4 ATV

2nd Prize: P-51 Mustang Flight: Michael Rudow
3rd Prize: Browning® X-Bolt .243 Rifle: John Bohmer
4th Prize: Winchester® SX3 Semi-Autiomatic 12ga Shotgun: Ethan Hanson
5th Prize: $500 Cash Prize: Sommer Kennedy

$100 Cash Prizes:
Clifford Cornelius
Nancy Wolf
Russell Reiner
Ron Sorum
Rex Hammarback

Fargo Air Museum Membership Prizes:
Sara Lamb
Clint Lehmann
David Karges
Paul Kunkel
Dick Dunkirk
Shannon Sandness
Cindi Remmen
Bob Mandt
Larry Vavrovsky
Harlan Hoft
Christy Zingraf
Char Gust
Tyler McPherson
Sue McPherson
Joan Perhus
Kenny Useldinger
Kelly Raguse
Kent Lettenmaier
Jeanne Hoistad

Winning players are responsible for all taxes
What a great raffle event! Keep watching for the 2015 Raffle Announcement at the Fargo Air Museum

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Drawing will be October 25, 2014 at 11 am at the Fargo Air Museum

$50 per ticket and only 3,500 sold

Grand Prize: 2014 Ford F150 4×4 XLT Crew Cab with Honda Rancher FA420 4×4 ATV
2nd Prize: P-51 Mustang Flight
3rd Prize: Browning® X-Bolt .243 Rifle
4th Prize: Winchester® SX3 Semi-automatic 12ga Shotgun
5th Prize: $500 Cash Prize

Additional Prizes:
(5) $100 cash prizes
(20) Fargo Air Museum Family Memberships

Winning player is responsible for all taxes

Tickets can be purchased at the Fargo Air Museum, Luther Ford, U Motors, Thermo King, or Scheels Gun Shop.

Or send a $50 check and self addressed envelope. Make sure to include your name, physical address, phone number and email address and we will send your raffle ticket to you.

Fargo Air Museum
1609 19th Ave
Fargo, ND 58102