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Saturday in the Sky for Kids

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February 16,2013: 10 am – Noon & 1 pm – 3:00 pm
March 9th & 16th, 2013: 10 am – 11:30 pm & 1 pm – 2:30 pm
Welcome to the Winter 2013 Saturday in the Sky for Kids Lecture series! Each session is 1.5 to 2 hours in length and is free to members of the museum. Pre-registration is preferred, but not required to attend.

Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)

“The New Generation of Aircraft”

Aircraft Maintenance and Structural Integrity

“From Fabric to Composites”

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The Future is here and opportunities abound! Unmanned aircraft are already being used by Military, Law Enforcement, Emergency Response Teams, the DNR and many other civilian entities. This overview of UAS covers the applications for UAS, flight planning aspects for merging in to the National Airspace System with manned aircraft, a Ground Control Station Display, and operation and maintenance of these aircraft. There will be Drones on display. The University of North Dakota UAS Center for Excellence will team up with the Northland Community & Technical College from Thief River Falls to present this exciting glimpse at the New Generation of Aircraft. Both schools are world leaders in the development of this new industry.

From the Wright Flyer to the Space Station, Learn about the materials that make up an airplane. Explore the different materials and the application processes used to build and repair an airplane with Jon Beck and Tyler Beckman from Northland Community & Technical College in Thief River Falls, MN along with area Aviation Maintenance Technicians. What will you use to build your airplane?

Upper Midwest Aviation Symposium

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Coming soon at the Fargo Air Museum is “AVIATION WORKS for North Dakota” the Upper Midwest Aviation Symposium, March 3, 2013. Opening Reception is 5 pm to 9 pm with Special Aviator Recognition at 6:45 pm.

Boss 302 Mustang Raffle

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Win a high performance 2013 Ford Boss 302 Mustang or a ride in a P- 51D Mustang at the Fargo Air Museum until September 14, 2013! The Boss 302 Mustang tickets are $50 each and only 3,500 will be sold. The proceeds will benefit the new Beck Odegaard Wing addition at the museum.

The prize drawing will be held at 11 am on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at the Fargo Air Museum.

Grand Prize: 2013 Ford Mustang Boss 302
2nd Prize: P-51 Mustang Airplane Ride
3rd Prize: Beretta 686 Silver Pigeon I 12 GA Shotgun
4th Prize: 64GB Apple iPad
5th Prize: 47? Vizio HD Television.

Fargo Air Museum Expansion

Beck - Odegaard Wing Expansion at the Fargo Air Museum

The Beck Odegaard Building Wing

The Fargo Air Museum is now raising funds for building wing II as the museum has grown to the next level and ready for the next expansion phase. Building Wing II will be dedicated in memory of the late Gerry S. Beck and Robert Odegaard, both founding members and visionaries of the Fargo Air Museum. Gerry Beck and Robert Odegaard both had incredible talent and passion for aviation, restoration and preservation. They inspired many people with their talent, knowledge and passion for flight. Both were natives of North Dakota who made a mark in the aviation world for the restoration of vintage aircraft. The Beck Odegaard Wing will display the B-25 Mitchell that Beck donated in the early years with hopes to create an interactive diorama to share the WWII history and stories of the Doolittle Raiders.

3-2-1 LIFT OFF! at the Fargo Air Museum

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The Fargo Air Museum will host a NASA workshop for participating educators to gain a perspective on
the role of the international space station as one of mankind’s most exciting and challenging endeavors.
The teachers will leave with a 3-2-1 Lift Off teachers guide emphasis on hands-on involvement, data
collection, observation, exploration, prediction, interpretation, problem-solving and development of
language skills.


The purpose of this workshop is to provide awareness of NASA educational resources and
how to access them online. Participating educators in Elementary Education will be introduced to the
International Space Station and the role rockets play in its construction. The workshop uses these topics
as the basis for interdisciplinary activities for the early learner. The activities integrate mathematics,
technology, and English language arts skills.


Susan Kohler has more than 20 years of progressively responsible K-12 educational leadership
experience. She has served as an Assistant Principal, Principal, Curriculum Director, Math/Science
Consultant and Director of Educational Outcomes. She currently works for NASA and The Pennsylvania
State University as the Aerospace Education Service Project education specialist for Glenn Research
Center in Cleveland Ohio.


The Fargo Air Museum is one the region’s unique educational treasures. The museum’s
mission is to provide education through restoration and preservation. Take a mini-school tour while
you are here and learn more about our “hands on” military history, aviation and science & technology
school tour options available throughout the year.

WWII B-17 and B-25 Tours and Rides

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Sentimental Journey (B-17) and Miss Mitchell (B-25) will be at the Fargo Air Museum August 5 – 12, 2013. Don’t miss this great event and get ready for rides and tours!

Fargo Air Museum Receives $100,000 Donation for Beck Odegaard Wing Addition!

Texas Flying Warbird Tour at the Fargo Air Museum extended to Tuesday, June 26.

Great News:
Texas Flying Warbird Tour at the Fargo Air Museum extended to Tuesday, June 26, 2012. The historic and very rare Warbirds will offer living history experiences on the B-25J! Please join us for tours of these fine flying machines.

Warbirds anticipate flying out at 2 pm on Tuesday June 26, 2012.

Warbirds Arrive at Fargo Air Museum

Warbirds of the Texas Flying Legends Museum visit Fargo Air Museum! Planes on exhibit June 19-24, 2012.

The Texas Flying Legends will be at the Fargo Air Museum June 20-24, 2012. The historic and very rare Warbirds will offer living history experiences on the B-25J! Please join us for tours of these fine flying machines. You may even want to consider booking a private company picnic with the planes! Give us a call for more details!

· Last Samurai Japanese Zero A6M
· Betty’s Dream B-25J
· Aleutian Tiger P-40
· Whistling Death FG-1D Corsair
· Little Horse P- 51D Mustang
· P-51D Mustang Dakota Kid II


New L-39 Jet at the Museum

Captain John Huls L-39

The Fargo Air Museum is honored to accept John Huls’ donation of a 1981 L-39 Aero Vodochody Jet Trainer. John said, “It is a nice flying machine that I bought from the Ukraine about 5 years ago, painted it and put in American instruments.” It was manufactured by Aero Vodochody in Prague, Czech Republic, for the Warsaw Pact Countries. It was one of 2800 that was produced to military standards, fully aerobatic and serves as an advanced trainer for future fighter pilots, including weapon delivery practicing, as well as for light attack tasks. The aircraft is a low-wing, tandem seating, all metal turbofan powered aircraft. Please visit the museum this summer for a special reception of John Huls’ L-39.