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2017 Event Listing

Museum Events

Legends of Rock Showband​
August 5, 2017

at the Liberty Aviation Museum

Legends of Rock Showband with Dan Moyer as John Lennon & Walt Sanders as Elvis! First time performing at the Liberty Aviation Museum!!

Date: August 5th, 2017
Time: Doors Open at 7:00pm (evening event)
(419)732-0234

**Event is indoors in museum main hangar. Rain or shine!**
All proceeds will benefit the Liberty Aviation Museum.
Admission:
- - Advance tickets: $25
- - At the door: $30
- - Reserved table of 8: $200
Cash bar available for beer & wine.
**More details to come!**
Other features include:
50/50 & Silent Auction



“Restore the Ford” Pancake Breakfast​
August 6, 2017

at the Liberty Aviation Museum

The Liberty Aviation Museum welcomes you to join us for the Pancake Fly-In/Drive-In Breakfast, Sunday, August 6th, 2017!!

***All proceeds will fund the THF's Port Clinton Ford Tri-Motor Restoration inthe Liberty Aviation Museum's hangar #2*** We thank you for your support! The Ford Tri-Motor "City of Port Clinton" will be offering air adventures as well as Yankee Air Museum's WWII B-17 "Yankee Lady". **See Air Adventures section for more info.

Date: August 6th, 2017
Time: 8am-Noon
Pricing: Adults & children 15 & up: TBA
Children 6yrs-14yrs: TBA
5 & under FREE
**Add on museum admission to your visit for TBA Phone: (419)732-0234

For more info on the Tri-Motor Heritage Foundation, please visit: www.trimotorheritagefoundation.org All proceeds of this event are to benefit the THF's Port Clinton Ford Tri-Motor Restoration!!



IPMS Plastic Model Contest & Hobby Show​
September 9, 2017

at the Liberty Aviation Museum

IPMS Toledo Plastic Modelers invites you to join us on Saturday, September 9th, for the 2017 North West Ohio Spring Model Contest & Hobby Shop event, Tol-Con 2017.

**This is the largest one-day model hobby store in Northwest Ohio!!**

Guests visiting: If you are wanting to come see the show in the museum hangar, it's FREE!!
(Admission required to view the museum galleries and new hangar unless you are a current museum member)

ENTRY FEES (FOR THE CONTEST ONLY):
(Unlimited Entries for the contest Includes Museum Admission)
Adults - $20
Juniors (14-18) - $5
Bantam (under 14) - FREE!

Vendor Tables @ $25.00 each
> Vendor Contact:
Rick Geithmann
(419) 517-4269
PZKW-6@buckeyeexpress.com

Vendor area set-up 7:00am-9:00am
Doors open to the public: 9:00am
Model registration: 9:00am-Noon
Judging Begins at 12:30pm
Vendor area closes at 4:00pm
Awards at close of Judging
Contest categories, rules, entry forms and vendor forms can be found on our web site at www.toledoplasticmodelers.org



“Rise Above” Tuskegee Airmen Traveling Exhibit & WWII P-51 Red Tail Mustang​
September 20 - 23, 2017

at the Liberty Aviation Museum

CAF Red Tail Squadron "Rise Above" traveling exhibit with the WWII P-51 "Red Tail Tuskegee Airmen" Mustang will be visiting the Liberty Aviation Museum this fall!

This event is hosted by the Liberty Aviation Museum, Tin Goose Diner, Erie–Ottawa International Airport Authority, & our local Tuskegee Airman Harold Brown, L/Col. USAF (Ret.)

**We are looking for local sponsors, big and small, to help fund the cost of bringing this exhibit back here to Dr. Brown's home town. If interested in donating, contact us at events@libertyaviationmuseum.org to contribute to this worthy educational and inspirational cause. **

To book your school or group to come out and visit the display, please contact Barb Shaver at (419)732-0234 or email at events@libertyaviationmuseum.org The WWII P-51C "Red Tail" Tuskegee Airmen Mustang will be on display (weather pending) during the event. Paid flight experiences are available in the P-51. Visit www.redtail.org or email info@redtail.org if you are interested in booking a P-51 Mustang flight experience!

**Please note: September 20-22, we will be having many large school and other educational groups touring the museum and the exhibit. There will most likely may be a wait during your visit if you come out during that time frame. We do not anticipate large groups other than the general public for Sat Sept 23rd. If you have any questions, please contact us!**

**There is NO additional charge to view the CAF Tuskegee Airmen exhibit. Museum admission required to view the museum. Current museum members are admitted at no charge. **

To learn more: *CAF Red Tail Squadron facebook "LIKE" page: www.facebook.com/cafredtailsquadron *CAF Red Tail Squadron website: www.redtail.org



Air Adventure Rides

Yankee Air Museum WACO Biplane Rides​
June 17, 2017

at the Liberty Aviation Museum

For the first time at the Liberty Aviation Museum!! Air adventures are being offered in Yankee Air Museum's WACO Biplane!!

Time: TBD (Most likely 9am-4pm) Pricing for air adventure rides in the WACO biplane:
$225.00/ single rider (350 pds or under)
$325.00/ 2 riders (combined weight 350 pds or under)

** Reservations can be made online here: www.yankeeairmuseum.org, click on the "Book a flight experience tab". Aircraft Ride Purchase by Phone or Email: To schedule a ride on either the B-17, B-25, C-47, and/or Waco Biplane, contact: Megan Dziekan at 734-483-4030 Ext. 221 to place your order reservation over the phone. Email: airadventures@yankeeairmuseum.org

**Weather permitting!! Please call us on the day of before traveling long distances out to the museum.**

The Yankee Air Museum’s 1992 WACO Biplane shouts greetings from the air. You know every time you’ve ever seen a biplane you’ve wondered, “what’s it like…?” Now, you can find your wings, trying something new by enabling your innate desire to fly. The WACO Biplane provides an amazing arousal of your senses and emotions. By sitting in an open cockpit, you discover what it’s like to get personal with the wind. You’ll fly low, and see the expanse of nature coming to you. And like many before you, the romance of a more pure flight will awaken the inner pilot that discovers you.Now is the time to grab life by the propeller changing your altitude (and attitude) about flying. The Yankee Air Museum, based at historic Willow Run Airport is offering air tours on the WACO Biplane. Your pilot will fly under visual flight rules and be sensitive to conditions affording you a comfortable ride. You will ascend to approximately 1200 feet and cruise at about 85 miles an hour exploring some of the most scenic areas. After boarding, taxiing and takeoff, your WACO Biplane ride will span 15 minutes. Your adventure awaits! Strap on your leather helmet and headset, sit back and enjoy the memory being made. Ever think about what it would be like to fly in an open cockpit aircraft from the barnstorming era? Well now’s your chance! The Yankee Air Museum offers a limited number of rides each season out of Willow Run Airport and a few select other airports in our WACO Biplane.



EAA Ford Tri-Motor Rides​
June 29 - July 4, 2017

at the Liberty Aviation Museum

EAA's 1929 Ford Tri-Motor 4-AT is scheduled to arrive at the Liberty Aviation Museum for flight experiences between June 29th-July 4th, 2017! Take this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the magic of flight in the world’s first mass-produced airliner!

**Please note: The Ford Tri-Motor offering rides during this tour stop is not the Liberty Aviation Museum owned 1928 Ford Tri-Motor "City of Port Clinton"/"City of Wichita". Our Ford Tri-Motor is currently on the EAA "Fly the Ford" Western US Tour. If you prefer to fly in Liberty Aviation Museum's 1928 Ford Tri-Motor "City of Port Clinton"/"City of Wichita", we have dates for August & September you are able to book. All guests purchasing seats for the June/July dates will be flying in EAA's 1929 Ford Tri-Motor for this tour stop.**

Book your flight online: www.eaa.org/en/eaa/flight-experiences/fly-the-ford-eaa-ford-tri-motor-airplane-tour/ford-tri-motor-tour-stops

or Call: 1-877-952-5395 or by email: flytheford@eaa.org Questions? Call us at the Liberty Aviation Museum at
(419)732-0234
Email: marketing@libertyaviationmuseum.org

**DATES:June 29th - July 4th, 2017**
Times for Thursday, June 29th: 2pm-5pm
Friday, June 30th: 9am-5pm
Saturday, July 1st: 9am-5pm
Sunday, July 2nd: 9am-5pm
Monday, July 3rd: 9am-5pm
Tuesday, July 4th: 9am-5pm

**Weather permitting!! Please call us on the day of before traveling long distances out to the museum.** We can be reached at 419-732-0234 . If you purchased advance tickets, you will be notified directly in the event of flight cancellations. Please make sure to include a phone number online when you purchase tickets.

*LOCATION:
Liberty Aviation Museum
3515 East State Road,
Port Clinton, Ohio 43452

** TICKET PRICES:** ADULTS: $75 per adult in person, $70 advance online: www.flytheford.org CHILDREN 17 AND UNDER: $50 per child Right seat upgrade may be available for: $125.00 (restrictions do apply) In addition, you can always upgrade your seat the day of the flight in the event that you are interested in a right seat or an extended flight.

***$5.00 from every seat sold during this tour stop will fund the THF's Port Clinton Ford Tri-Motor Restoration at the Liberty Aviation Museum. ****

Flight experiences usually last about 15 minutes of air time and 5-10 minutes on the ground. The aircraft usually flies along the Port Clinton, Marblehead, Catawba, Lakeside coastline... Cedar Point is usually seen from a distance on the flight and/or the Lake Erie Islands. This flight does not fly directly over the islands. Our extended flight does fly over the islands. The extended flights are usually $150.00 a person and flies over Middle Bass, South Bass, & Kelley's Islands. Those flights are usually offered in the evening around 5pm and last approximately 30 minutes of airtime and about 5-10 minutes taxiing during takeoff and landing. Questions about extended flights? Please email marketing@libertyaviationmuseum.org

Some FAQs:

Are there any special considerations for children? An adult must accompany children under the age of 16. Children under the age of 2 can be carried free of charge in an adult's lap.

How accessible is the airplane? Access to the airplane is easy and not normally a problem for elderly, large or mobility-limited people. Two normal-sized steps are used to enter the cabin. Seats are individual (no double seats) and separated by an aisle. Seatbelt extensions are available.

Is a waiver of liability required? Yes, you can view the waivers online at: www.airventuremuseum.org/fordtrimotor/ Parents are required to sign a waiver for each minor under the age of 18

What if I have other questions? If you have further questions, please email marketing@libertyaviationmuseum.org or call us at (419)732-0234



Yankee Air Museum WWII B-25 Mitchell Air Adventures​
July 1, 2017

at the Liberty Aviation Museum

Yankee Air Museum's WWII B-25D Mitchell bomber "Yankee Warrior" will be visiting the Liberty Aviation Museum in Port Clinton, Ohio, for air adventures this year at the Erie-Ottawa International Airport Authority!!!

**Expected arrival time in the early/mid-afternoon (Times will be updated closer to event) (weather pending) in Port Clinton.**

***PLEASE CALL prior to traveling long distances out on the day of the event to insure that the aircraft is coming to the museum.**

**Air Adventures in the B-25 are $400.00 per person. 30min in air, 15min of briefing and familiarization of aircraft. **

** Reservations can be made online here: www.yankeeairmuseum.org, click on the "Book a flight experience tab".

Aircraft Ride Purchase by Phone or Email: To schedule a ride on either the B-17, B-25, C-47, and/or Waco Biplane, contact: Megan Dziekan at 734-483-4030 Ext. 221 to place your order reservation over the phone. Email: airadventures@yankeeairmuseum.org

**Flight experiences on the B-25D are $400 and can be purchased as gifts for others. **

In inclement weather, the plane will not fly or travel out to the museum so please call on the day of the event and prior to traveling long distances.

The B-25D Mitchell bomber, "Yankee Warrior" is owned and operated by the Yankee Air Museum, based at historic Willow Run Airport in Ypsilanti, Michigan. This type of aircraft was the most effective medium bomber in World War II and best remembered for the carrier launched Doolittle Raid against Japan on April 18, 1942. More maneuverable, lighter and faster, this aircraft provides the ultimate bomber ride. Yankee Air Museum is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization. For more information about Yankee Air Museum: call 734-483-4030 or visit the www.yankeeairmuseum.org website.



Ford Tri-Motor “City of Port Clinton” Rides​
August 3 - 7, 2017

at the Liberty Aviation Museum

Liberty Aviation Museums's 1928 Ford Tri-Motor 5-AT is scheduled to arrive at the Liberty Aviation Museum for flight experiences between August 3rd-7th, 2017! Take this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the magic of flight in the world’s first mass-produced airliner!

Book your flight online: www.eaa.org/en/eaa/flight-experiences/fly-the-ford-eaa-ford-tri-motor-airplane-tour/ford-tri-motor-tour-stops

or Call: 1-877-952-5395

or by email: flytheford@eaa.org

Questions? Call us at the Liberty Aviation Museum at
(419)732-0234
Email: marketing@libertyaviationmuseum.org

**DATES: August 3rd-7th, 2017**
Thursday, August 3rd: 2pm-5pm
Friday, August 4th: 9am-5pm
Saturday, August 5th: 9am-5pm
Sunday, August 6th: 9am-5pm
Monday, August 7th: 9am-5pm

Other tour dates are scheduled in June/July 2017 & in September 2017.

**Weather permitting!! Please call us on the day of before traveling long distances out to the museum.** We can be reached at 419-732-0234 . If you purchased advance tickets, you will be notified directly in the event of flight cancellations. Please make sure to include a phone number online when you purchase tickets.

** TICKET PRICES:**

ADULTS: $75 per adult in person, $70 advance online: www.flytheford.org CHILDREN 17 AND UNDER: $50 per child Right seat upgrade may be available for: $125.00 (restrictions do apply) In addition, you can always upgrade your seat the day of the flight in the event that you are interested in a right seat or an extended flight.

***$5.00 from every seat sold during this tour stop will fund the THF's Port Clinton Ford Tri-Motor Restoration at the Liberty Aviation Museum. ****

Flight experiences usually last about 15 minutes of air time and 5-10 minutes on the ground. The aircraft usually flies along the Port Clinton, Marblehead, Catawba, Lakeside coastline... Cedar Point is usually seen from a distance on the flight and/or the Lake Erie Islands. This flight does not fly directly over the islands.

Our extended flight does fly over the islands. The extended flights are usually $150.00 a person and flies over Middle Bass, South Bass, & Kelley's Islands. Those flights are usually offered in the evening around 5pm and last approximately 30 minutes of airtime and about 5-10 minutes taxiing during takeoff and landing. Questions about extended flights? Please email marketing@libertyaviationmuseum.org

Some FAQs:

Are there any special considerations for children?An adult must accompany children under the age of 16. Children under the age of 2 can be carried free of charge in an adult's lap.

How accessible is the airplane? Access to the airplane is easy and not normally a problem for elderly, large or mobility-limited people. Two normal-sized steps are used to enter the cabin. Seats are individual (no double seats) and separated by an aisle. Seatbelt extensions are available.

Is a waiver of liability required? Yes, you can view the waivers online at: www.airventuremuseum.org/fordtrimotor/ Parents are required to sign a waiver for each minor under the age of 18

What if I have other questions? If you have further questions, please email marketing@libertyaviationmuseum.org or call us at (419)732-0234



Air Museum’s WWII B-17 Air Adventure Rides​
August 6 & August 12, 2017

at the Liberty Aviation Museum

Yankee Air Museum's WWII The Yankee Lady B-17 Flying Fortress will be visiting the Liberty Aviation Museum in Port Clinton, Ohio, for flight experiences this year at the Erie-Ottawa International Airport Authority!!! **Expected arrival time in the early/mid-afternoon (Times will be updated closer to event) (weather pending) in Port Clinton.**

*Saturday, August 6th, 2017 *Saturday, August 12th, 2017

***PLEASE CALL prior to traveling long distances out on the day of the event to insure that the aircraft is coming to the museum.**

**Rides on the B-17 are $450.00 per person. 30min in air, 15min of briefing and familiarization of aircraft. **

** Reservations can be made online here: www.yankeeairmuseum.org, click on the "Book a flight experience tab".

Aircraft Ride Purchase by Phone or Email: To schedule a ride on either the B-17, B-25, C-47, and/or Waco Biplane, contact: Megan Dziekan at 734-483-4030 Ext. 221 to place your order reservation over the phone. Email: airadventures@yankeeairmuseum.org **Flight experiences on the B-17G are $450 and can be purchased as gifts for others. **

***Ground walk through tours may be available through the aircraft for a fee if time permits. (Does not include Liberty Aviation Museum admission) **

You are always welcome to call to verify availability of ground tours and if the plane will be at the museum. In inclement weather, the plane will not fly or travel out to the museum so please call before traveling long distances.

The B-17 "Yankee Lady" is owned and operated by the Yankee Air Museum, based at historic Willow Run Airport in Ypsilanti, Michigan. These rides provide a person with a multi-sensory, immersive experience in the type of World War II aircraft commonly called a Flying Fortress. Once the plane reaches level flight, people can move around and at a comfortable 1000 foot altitude traveling at 150 mph the view and photo opportunities are outstanding. Yankee Air Museum is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization. For more information about Yankee Air Museum: call 734-483-4030 or visit the www.yankeeairmuseum.org website.

For a 90 second video glimpse into a Air Adventure Ride aboard our aircraft visit: www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rkfBZgPnQI

Any questions, please read the FAQ's on Yankee's page located at www.yankeeairmuseum.org/documents/YAM_FAQ.pdf

www.YankeeAirMuseum.org



Ford Tri-Motor “City of Port Clinton” Rides​
September 15 - 17, 2017

at the Liberty Aviation Museum

Liberty Aviation Museums's 1928 Ford Tri-Motor 5-AT is scheduled to arrive at the Liberty Aviation Museum for flight experiences between August 3rd-7th, 2017! Take this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the magic of flight in the world’s first mass-produced airliner!

Book your flight online: www.eaa.org/en/eaa/flight-experiences/fly-the-ford-eaa-ford-tri-motor-airplane-tour/ford-tri-motor-tour-stops

or Call: 1-877-952-5395

or by email: flytheford@eaa.org

Questions? Call us at the Liberty Aviation Museum at
(419)732-0234
Email: marketing@libertyaviationmuseum.org

**DATES: August 3rd-7th, 2017**
Friday, September 15th: 9am-5pm
Saturday, September 16th: 9am-5pm
Sunday, September 17th: 9am-5pm

Other tour dates are scheduled in June/July 2017 & in September 2017.

**Weather permitting!! Please call us on the day of before traveling long distances out to the museum.** We can be reached at 419-732-0234 . If you purchased advance tickets, you will be notified directly in the event of flight cancellations. Please make sure to include a phone number online when you purchase tickets.

** TICKET PRICES:**

ADULTS: $75 per adult in person, $70 advance online: www.flytheford.org CHILDREN 17 AND UNDER: $50 per child Right seat upgrade may be available for: $125.00 (restrictions do apply) In addition, you can always upgrade your seat the day of the flight in the event that you are interested in a right seat or an extended flight.

***$5.00 from every seat sold during this tour stop will fund the THF's Port Clinton Ford Tri-Motor Restoration at the Liberty Aviation Museum. ****

Flight experiences usually last about 15 minutes of air time and 5-10 minutes on the ground. The aircraft usually flies along the Port Clinton, Marblehead, Catawba, Lakeside coastline... Cedar Point is usually seen from a distance on the flight and/or the Lake Erie Islands. This flight does not fly directly over the islands.

Our extended flight does fly over the islands. The extended flights are usually $150.00 a person and flies over Middle Bass, South Bass, & Kelley's Islands. Those flights are usually offered in the evening around 5pm and last approximately 30 minutes of airtime and about 5-10 minutes taxiing during takeoff and landing. Questions about extended flights? Please email marketing@libertyaviationmuseum.org

Some FAQs:

Are there any special considerations for children?An adult must accompany children under the age of 16. Children under the age of 2 can be carried free of charge in an adult's lap.

How accessible is the airplane? Access to the airplane is easy and not normally a problem for elderly, large or mobility-limited people. Two normal-sized steps are used to enter the cabin. Seats are individual (no double seats) and separated by an aisle. Seatbelt extensions are available.

Is a waiver of liability required? Yes, you can view the waivers online at: www.airventuremuseum.org/fordtrimotor/ Parents are required to sign a waiver for each minor under the age of 18

What if I have other questions? If you have further questions, please email marketing@libertyaviationmuseum.org or call us at (419)732-0234



“Rise Above” Tuskegee Airmen Traveling Exhibit & WWII P-51 Red Tail Mustang​
September 20 - 23, 2017

at the Liberty Aviation Museum

The WWII P-51C "Red Tail" Tuskegee Airmen Mustang will be on display (weather pending) during the event dates. Paid flight experiences may be available in the P-51 Mustang. Visit www.redtail.org or email info@redtail.org if you are interested in booking a P-51 Mustang flight experience! Air adventures start at $2,000 per flight. Contact the CAF Red Tail Squadron if you are interested or have any questions.



Yankee Air Museum’s WWII C-47 Skytrain Air Adventure Rides ​
September 23, 2017

at the Liberty Aviation Museum

The Liberty Aviation Museum is pleased to announce air adventure rides inYankee Air Museum's Douglas C-47 Skytrain "Yankee Doodle Dandy" on the following date (weather permitting) at the Erie-Ottawa International Airport in Port Clinton, Ohio:

Date: September 23rd, 2017

Times: TBA

Ground Tours of the Aircraft may be available (Does not include Liberty Aviation Museum admission)

C-47 Sightseeing Flights cost $195.00 Gift certificates are available now.

** Reservations can be made online here: www.yankeeairmuseum.org, click on the "Book a flight experience tab". Aircraft Ride Purchase by Phone or Email: To schedule a ride on either the B-17, B-25, C-47, and/or Waco Biplane, contact: Megan Dziekan at 734-483-4030 Ext. 221 to place your order reservation over the phone. Email: airadventures@yankeeairmuseum.org

The C-47 "Yankee Doodle Dandy” owned and operated by the Yankee Air Museum (YAM) and based at historic Willow Run Airport in Ypsilanti, Michigan will be offering air adventure rides on this award winning vintage aircraft.

The C-47 aircraft is a commercial Douglas DC-3 converted for military use during WWII that served in a variety of capacities in multiple operations throughout the war and beyond. The C-47 has often been referred by some of its former WWII pilots as the most rugged and reliable aircraft flown during the war. This can be attributed to the fact that its genesis was the Douglas DC-3, which was a commercial, passenger airliner. At that time the design specifications for commercial aircraft were far more rigid than for aircraft built solely for military use.

These hearty aircraft served to transport paratroopers to their destinations and played a vital role in the D-Day invasion at Normandy as well as the Battle of the Bulge. They also were used to transport troops, to tow gliders used for troop insertions behind enemy lines, to evacuate the wounded, and to deliver supplies. After the war, many C-47s were converted back to commercial DC-3 passenger airliners.

C-47 flights will give riders an exciting sightseeing experience over some of Port Clinton’s most interesting and familiar areas. After boarding and taxiing, and leveling off at a comfortable 1200’ altitude the C-47 riders will be able to move about the cabin and enjoy all the views.



Events at the Erie-Ottawa International Airport
(main hangar across from museum)

Bluegrass Jam 2017​
June 25, 2017

at the Liberty Aviation Museum

For more information on events at the Erie-Ottawa International Airport, please call (419)734-6297 or info@portclintonairport.com



Chili Fly-In & Young Eagles Flights​
October 14, 2017

at the Liberty Aviation Museum

For more information on events at the Erie-Ottawa International Airport, please call (419)734-6297 or info@portclintonairport.com



Apple Butter Fly-In/Drive-In 9am-Noon​
November 4, 2017

at the Liberty Aviation Museum

For more information on events at the Erie-Ottawa International Airport, please call (419)734-6297 or info@portclintonairport.com