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Bill Cowden Memorial

Memorial Service at the Fargo Air Museum will be held Friday, June 13th from 2:00PM – 4:00PM.

For those who knew Bill, this is a great loss to the flying community.

Bill Cowden Memorial

Funeral will be held at the Menomonie Alliance Church, 502 21st St N, Menomonie WI 54751, on June 6, 2014, 11:00AM.

LINK: USA TODAY news article and video of accident on line.

Boxes – The Secret Life of Howard Hughes

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Eva McLelland was good at keeping secrets, and she had a big one. Sworn to secrecy for thirty-one years until the death of her husband, Eva was at last able to come forward and share a story that turns twentieth century history on its head and fills in puzzling blanks in the mysterious life of the tycoon Howard Hughes.

After seven years of research and verification, Eva’s story produces the final pieces in the mysterious puzzle that was Howard Hughes.

Major General Mark Musick presents a true story told like no other. Come hear
the real story behind the richest man in America, Howard Hughes.


By Major General (ret.) Mark Musick, Researcher
Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 11:00 am
Fargo Air Museum
1609 19th Ave. North Fargo, ND

Members free
Adults $8
Children $5
Students and Seniors $7

Jim Maroney Funeral Delayed Due to Severe Weather


Because of severe weather the service time for the funeral of Jim Maroney will held Tuesday, April 1 at 2 p.m. at the Fargo Air Museum.

For more information visit this link: Boulger Funeral Home.

Fargo Air Museum Closed Dates

Due to the funeral of Jim “Fang” Maroney and the 2014 Celebrity Auction and Dinner, the Fargo Air Museum will be closed to the public from Saturday, March 29th, 2014 to Tuesday, April 8th, 2014.

We apologize for any convenience.

The service for Jim Maroney will held Monday, March 31 at 2 p.m. at the Fargo Air Museum.
For more information visit this link: Boulger Funeral Home.

2014 Annual Celebrity Auction and Dinner

6th Annual Celebrity Auction and Dinner

Friday, April 4th, 2014

Celebrity Auction 2014 at the Fargo Air Museum

The Fargo Air Museum ‘Mission’ is to provide aviation education through restoration and preservation. The 6th Annual Celebrity Auction and Dinner is a key fundraiser to support the ‘Mission’ and raise funds for the new Beck-Odegaard Wing.

Join us for a night of pilots, planes and puns.

Reserve your table, make a donation or become a sponsor by by clicking here.

5 pm Social and Silent Auction
7 pm Dinner
7:30 pm Live Auction

For more questions contact Courtney at or call 701.293.8043.

2013 Celebrity Auction 2013 Program

Download last year’s program pdf here.

2014 Fargo Air Museum Raffle

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2014 Fargo Air Museum Raffle

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

E-Flight News Briefs for May through September, 2013

The May-September 2013 Edition of E-Flight Briefs is ready:

Download it here:
Eflight Briefs-May through Sept-2013-web (8.4MB)
Poster for E-FLight Briefs May through September 2013

Planes, Pumpkins & Pizza

Planes, Pumpkins & Pizza
October 29 – 31 2013, 1PM-3PM

Planes, Pumpkins and Pizza Web Banner - Papa Murphy's at the Fargo Air Museum

Sit with the planes, paint pumpkins and take home a Papa Murphy’s Mini Murph pizza.

The Fargo Air Museum and Papa Murphy’s are teaming up to present Planes, Pumpkins, and Pizza. Children will tour the museum, paint pumpkins, and receive a special treat from Papa Murphy’s.
$8 per adult, $5 per child, children under 2 are free with a paying adult. Members are free.

Sign up on the “Planes, Pumpkins & Pizza” link under the “Events” tab.

EAA Young Eagles Flight Experience

Become a Young Eagle

Become a Young Eagle Poster

The Fargo Air Museum will host the Experimental Aviation Association Chapter 317 for Young Eagles Flights on Sunday, September 29, 2013 beginning at noon.

Youth between the ages of 8 through 17 are invited to take to the skies and experience the thrill of flying.

To become a Young Eagle the parents or legal guardian of the child must complete and sign the release/registration form before the flight. Forms will be available when you arrive at the Fargo Air Museum, or we can send a brochure and form out to you prior to the date.

The pilots will explain to the participants what the flight will be like, telling about the aircraft, conducting a pre-flight inspection, and sharing important safety considerations when taking flight.

The pilots who participate in the Young Eagles program are local members of EAA who are volunteering their time and aircraft to make these flights possible. The pilots are certified with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and all the aircraft utilized are also registered by the FAA. The flight will be conducted according to federal regulations.

Who: Youth Ages 8-17
What: Young Eagle Flights
When: Sunday, September 29, 2013 noon-3:00pm (or until all flights are complete)
Where: Fargo Air Museum, 1609 19th Ave N, Fargo, ND 58102
Why: To give young people the experience of flight

How to Sign up:
1. Pre-register on line if possible through this webpage or call/email Helen at (701)293-8043 or email her
2. Parent or Legal Guardian must complete release form. If you already have a release form, complete and bring with you. If you do not have a form, we can mail one out or they will be available to register when you arrive.

Cost: There is NO CHARGE for Young Eagle flight participants. Museum admission fees are optional for the parents or guardian accompanying the child.

Fargo Air Museum Boss 302 Mustang Raffle Winners Announced!

Grand Prize: 2013 Ford Mustang Boss 302

Dixie Pratt – Northwood, ND

2nd Prize: P-51 Mustang Airplane Ride
Joe Ruegemen, Wheaton, MN

3rd Prize: Beretta 686 Silver Pigeon I 12 GA Shotgun
Adam Campbell, Fargo, ND

4th Prize: 64GB Apple iPad
Richard Romfo, Hannah, ND

5th Prize: 47″ Vizio HD Television
Robert J. Miller, Casselton, ND

$100.00 – Val Kettner, Fargo, ND
$100.00 – Kevin Olsgaard, Moorhead, MN
$100.00 – Ralph Jose, Fargo, ND
$100.00 – Russell Brink, Horace, ND 58047
$100.00 – Doug Goehring, Menoken, ND

What an Exciting Day here at the Fargo Air Museum. A great raffle and best of all a continued start on the Fargo Air Museum Expansion.
Click for Museum Expansion Information.

Contact information: Please contact us at 701.293.8043 or email:

Thank you to the Luther Family Ford team of Fargo for making the Boss 302 Mustang raffle a possibility for the Fargo Air Museum.

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