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2024 Special Event Listing

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For the most up-to-date information, please call 419-732-0234 Email: info@libertyaviationmuseum.org or visit our Facebook Event Page

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Liberty Aviation Museum’s 2024 Schedule of Events
as of 7/9/2024


Please check back for the addition of more confirmed events.


Tin Goose Diner Hours
OPEN!!
Fly-in or Drive-in to visit us!
OPEN Thursday & Friday: 8:00am - 3:00pm
OPEN Saturday & Sunday: 7:00am-3:00pm
CLOSED Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday
Tin Goose DINER OPEN July 4th: 8:00am - 3:00pm
*** Museum & Gift Shop have separate operating hours***

Liberty Aviation Museum & PX Gift Shop Hours
CURRENT 2024 Hours
The Liberty Aviation Museum & PX Gift Shop Current Hours

Museum & Gift Shop Hours:

OPEN Monday-Friday 10:00am - 4:00pm.
OPEN Saturday & Sunday 10:00am - 5:00pm.
OPEN on July 4th 10:00am - 5:00pm (Museum & Gift Shop Only)


To schedule an appointment to visit us outside of business hours, for facility rentals, or to schedule a group tour, please Email: events@libertyaviationmuseum.org or call 419-732-0234 ext. 202

FORD TRI-MOTOR RIDES
Dates for 2024


Saturday, July 13th --Lorain County Airport (During Discover Aviation Car & Plane event), Elyria, Ohio 10:00am - 4:00pm To learn more about this event, click the link below

Click Here to Learn about the Discover Aviation Airplane & Car Show in Elyria, Ohio

Saturday, July 20th & Sunday, July 21st --Thunder Over Michigan Airshow, Willow Run Airport, Ypsilanti, Michigan.
No presales for this event. Walk-up ticketing only.
Rides go on both days of the show during non air show performance flying hours.
To learn more about this event, click the link below

Click Here to Learn about the Thunder Over Michigan Air Show at Willow Run Airport in Ypsilanti, Michigan.

Saturday, August 3rd--Mansfield Lahm Airport Day.
No presales for this event. Walk-up ticketing only.
Rides times TBA
To learn more about this event, click the link below

Click Here to Learn about the Mansfield Lahm Airport Day at Mansfield Lahm Airport in Mansfield, Ohio.

Saturday, August 10th & Sunday, August 11th --Oakland County International Airport, Pontiac, Michigan.
No presales for this event. Walk-up ticketing only.
Rides go on both days. (Show is Sunday only) Times TBA To learn more about this event, click the link below

Click Here to Learn about the Oakland County International Airport Festival of Flight Event at Oakland County International Airport in Pontiac, Michigan.

Saturday, August 24th --Liberty Aviation Museum (During Erie-Ottawa International Airport Car Show), Port Clinton, Ohio 10:00am - 4:00pm

Sunday, September 8th --Liberty Aviation Museum (During The Military Show & Pancake Breakfast), Port Clinton, Ohio 10:00am - 4:00pm

Saturday, September 21st --Wings & Wheels Expo, Findlay Airport, Findlay, Ohio.
No presales for this event. Walk-up ticketing only.
Rides go on during event hours.
To learn more about this event, click the link below

Click Here to Learn about the Wings & Wheels Expo at Findlay Airport in Findlay, Ohio.

Prebook tickets are only available for the Lorain & Port Clinton events:

Click Here to Book Your Ford Tri-Motor Ticket


Call: 419-732-0234 Email: marketing@libertyaviationmuseum.org for questions.



After a nine-year nationwide flight tour of the United States with the Experimental Aircraft Association of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, the Liberty Aviation Museum’s Historic 1928 Ford Trimotor 5-AT “City of Port Clinton”/"City of Wichita" has returned home. The aircraft will now be based at the Museum at the Erie Ottawa International Airport (PCW). (3515 E State Rd, Port Clinton, Ohio 43452).




Sunday, July 14th, 2024
Michigan Flight Museum's (formerly Yankee Air Museum) WWII Douglas C-47 Skytrain "Hairless Joe" Air Adventure Plane Rides

YAM C-47 Hairless Joe
Event: 10:00am - 3:00pm
Ride Times: 11:00am & Noon (additional ride times may be added depending on demand)
Pricing: $185.00 per person Michigan Flight Museum (formerly Yankee Air Museum) Companion or Family member levels $170.00)
12 passengers max. per flight.
Approximately 20 min airtime flight.
Ground Tours of the Aircraft may be available (Does not include Liberty Aviation Museum admission)
** Reservations can be made online here: https://miflightmuseum.org/c47-transport/ and select Port Clinton/Liberty Aviation Museum under the C-47 Listing.
To schedule a ride by phone on the B-25, C-47, and/or Huey, contact: Rebecca at 734-252-6457 to place your order reservation over the phone or for questions.
Email: airadventures@miflightmuseum.org


Sunday, July 14th, 2024 Vintage Wings Inc.'s WWII Douglas C-53 Skytrooper "Beach City Baby" on static display
Vintage Wings C-53
Event Times: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Ground Tours will be available of the aircraft for a donation.
Branded merchandise and aviation items will be available for sale to benefit the C-53.
** To learn more about Vintage Wings Inc.'s WWII Douglas C-53 Skytrooper "Beach City Baby", please visit: Vintage Wings Inc. Website

Saturday, July 27th, 2024
Michigan Flight Museum's (formerly Yankee Air Museum) WWII North American Aviation B-25D Mitchell bomber "Rosie's Reply" Air Adventure Plane Rides

YAM's B-25 Rosie's Reply
**Expected arrival time in the early/mid-morning approximately 9:00am-3:30pm (weather pending) in Port Clinton.**
**Air Adventure Rides are at: 10:00am, 11:00am, Noon, 1pm. (more flights will be added if they sell out time slots)
**PRICING: $525.00 Per Seat ($475.00 per seat for Michigan Flight Museum (formerly Yankee Air Museum) Companion or Family member levels only)
Approx. 25 Min. Flight (not including briefing loading/unloading)
Max 6 Passengers: 2 Passengers in the Flight Deck/Nose compartment and 4 Passengers in the Rear Compartment.
Experience is: 25min in the air, 15min of briefing and familiarization of aircraft. **
Passengers are able to move over the Bomb Bay area and in the tail section, but note that is can be difficult to move as it is a very tight space and at crew's discretion.
The time of departure is always at the aircrew’s discretion. Aircraft will stay on location as customer demand, appearance agreement or weather allows.
** Reservations can be made online here: https://miflightmuseum.org/b-25-bomber/
To schedule a ride on either the B-25, C-47, and/or Huey, Call: 734-252-6457 Email: airadventures@miflightmuseum.org to place your order reservation over the phone or for questions.
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.

Friday, August 2nd, 2024
Saturday, August 3rd, 2024
& Sunday, August 4th, 2024
Kestrel Warbirds' North American AT-6 Texan Trainer "Checkers" Plane Rides

Kestrel Warbirds AT-6 Checkers
Event Times: Noon-5pm (Friday) 10:00am - 5:00pm (Saturday) 10:00am - 5:00pm (Sunday) (Rides go on between these hours) (Flights only are able to take 1 passenger at a time as it's a 2 seat trainer. Hours may change due to weather or other factors beyond our control.)
Pricing:
$360.50 per flight
Approximately 15 min airtime flight.
$669.50 per flight
Approximately 30 min airtime flight includes aerobatics.
$1,014.55 per flight
Approximately 1 hour airtime flight includes aerobatics.
** Reservations can be made online here: Kestrel Warbirds AT-6 Booking Page and select the length of ride you are wishing to purchase and then choose the day you are looking to book for. Rides can be purchased as gifts for others.
To schedule a ride by phone, please call 937-830-9799 or for questions.
Email: kestrelwarbirds@gmail.com To learn more about Kestrel Warbirds and their AT-6 Texan "Checkers", please visit: Kestrel Warbirds Website



Saturday, August 3rd, 2024 & Sunday, August 4th, 2024
(Date changed to) Saturday, August 10th, 2024 & Sunday, August 11th, 2024
Army Aviation Heritage Foundation's Vietnam era UH-1 Huey and AH-1 Cobra Helicopter Rides

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Huey Helicopter Cobra Helicopter
**Helicopter Rides go on between 10:00am-4:00pm on Saturday & Sunday.
**PRICING: AH-1 Cobra Ride Tickets are $800.00 per flight. (Cobra only takes one person at a time)
UH-1 Huey Helicopter Rides are $115.00 per person (advance tickets), $125.00 per person (walk-up). (Huey takes 8-10 riders at a time) Groups can fly together!
**BOOKING: Go to the AAHF website https://aahfstore.myshopify.com/collections/helicopter-rides
and follow it to the helicopter you are wishing to fly in or click the link below. ** Tickets can be reserved online here for the AH-1 Cobra Helicopter Tickets: AH-1 Cobra Helicopter Tickets
** Tickets can be reserved online here for the UH-1 Huey Helicopter Tickets: UH-1 Huey Helicopter Tickets
Questions? Call: (770) 897-0444
Email: marketing@libertyaviationmuseum.org



Monday-Friday, August 5th-9th, 2024
Junior Pilot Camp

**9:00am-1:00pm **
Event Details:
The class will introduce youth 12 yrs.-18 yrs. to the aviation industry. Junior Pilot Camp includes hands on experience in the physics and history of flight, as well as exposure to airport maintenance and management. The class will also include an introductory flight on an airplane. Students will tour the Liberty Aviation Museum, see vintage WWII aircraft and tour the Erie-Ottawa International Airport facilities and more Lunch included each day.
Cost for the course is $175.00, scholarships are available. Registration begins in May 2024.
For more information contact Erie Ottawa International Airport at 419-734-6297, or info@portclintonairport.com

Saturday, August 24th, 2024
Erie-Ottawa International Airport Car Show

Airport Car Show Photo
**10:00am - 2:00pm **
Event Details:
Registration Fee for Vehicles: TBA
More details to come!
Fly-in or drive-in!
Show will go on in grass area between the Erie-Ottawa International Airport terminal and the Liberty Aviation Museum complex. Erie-Ottawa International Airport is the organizer for this event.
Music will be provided by Cruisin Zeake.
For more information contact Erie Ottawa International Airport at 419-734-6297, or info@portclintonairport.com Ford Tri-Motor Rides will be going on as well from 10am-4pm. Scroll to the top of the page for more info

Saturday, September 7th, 2024 (During Military Show)
Michigan Flight Museum's (formerly Yankee Air Museum) Vietnam Era Bell UH-1 Iroquois Huey "Greyhound" Air Adventure Helicopter Rides

YAM's Huey Greyhound
Event: 10:00am - 4:30pm
Pricing: $125.00 per person Michigan Flight Museum (formerly Yankee Air Museum) Companion or Family member levels $115.00)
10 passengers max. per flight.
Approximately 8-10 min airtime flight.
** Reservations can be made online here: www.miflightmuseum.org/huey-helicopter/ and select Port Clinton/Liberty Aviation Museum under the Huey Listing.
To schedule a ride by phone on the B-25, C-47, and/or Huey, contact: Rebecca at 734-252-6457 to place your order reservation over the phone or for questions.
Email: airadventures@miflightmuseum.org

Saturday, Sept 7th, 2024 & Sunday, Sept 8th, 2024
Liberty Aviation Museum's Annual Military Show

Military Vehicle Show
**Saturday 9:00am-5:00pm **
**Sunday 9:00am-4:00pm
Event is FREE to the public to attend. Our show features military vehicles, equipment and re-enactors of all eras as well as vendors looking to sell or trade military related items. Vendors are welcome to set up FREE of charge in the grassy area where the show is being held.
Huey Helicopter rides are scheduled for Saturday & Ford Tri-Motor Rides for Sunday.
If you are interested in setting up a display, vending or participating as a re-enactor, contact Eric Paul at ericpaul@libertyaviationmuseum.org

Saturday, September 7th, 2024 & Sunday, September 8th, 2024 (During Military Show)
Bob Crane: The Definitive Biography Book Signing with author Carol Ford

Bob Crane Biography
Event: Book Signing Times: TBA Special Author Presentation on Bob Crane at 1pm on Saturday and 11am on Sunday! Carol will have a Q & A in addition to the book signing covering Bob Crane’s life & his role in the TV show, Hogan's Heroes. Carol Ford, author of Bob Crane: The Definitive Biography, will be at the Liberty Aviation Museum signing copies of her book. FREE to attend the book signing in museum main gallery and author presentation in the museum conference room. Museum admission required to tour museum main hangar and museum's second hangar, gallery, & boathouse. Museum members are admitted for FREE. A limited number of hardback books are available for $35.00
** To learn more about the book, Bob Crane, or the author Carol Ford, please visit Bob Crane: Life and Legacy : Bob Crane Life & Legacy Website

Sunday, September 8th, 2024 (During Military Show)
Restore the Ford Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser for the 1929 Island Airlines Tri-motor

Mark your calendars for the "Restore the Ford" Pancake Fly-In/Drive-In Breakfast on Sunday, September 8th, 2024 at the Liberty Aviation Museum!!
Time: 8am-Noon

Ford Tri-Motor Rides will go on during the day from 10am-4pm.
***All proceeds will fund the THF's Port Clinton Ford Tri-Motor Restoration in the Liberty Aviation Museum's hangar #2*** We thank you for your support! Please share!!
Location: Liberty Aviation Museum (main hangar) located at Erie-Ottawa International Airport Authority (PCW)
3515 East State Road, Port Clinton, Ohio 43452
Pricing: Adults & children 15 & up: TBA
Children 6yrs-14yrs: TBA
5 & under FREE
Phone: (419) 732-0234
Email:marketing@libertyaviationmuseum.org
For more info on the Tri-Motor Heritage Foundation, please visit: Restore The Ford Tri-Motor Website www.restoretheford.org

Sunday, November 10th, 2024
Veterans Day (A Day Early!)

**Sunday 10:00am-5:00pm **
Veterans Day
Free admission for all veterans, active military and their immediate families on Sunday, November 10th, 2024.
Special sales in the museum gift shop! Shop early for Christmas!

Sunday, December 15th, 2024
Breakfast with Santa

Breakfast with Santa
**Sunday 8:00am-10:00am **
More details to come later this year for this winter event.







***Please visit the Liberty Aviation Museum website: www.libertyaviationmuseum.org, our Facebook page: Liberty Aviation Museum or call/email us as events/details may change beyond our control. We strongly suggest you contact us prior to traveling a long distance if you are wishing to see a specific aircraft or exhibit on display at the museum. Call: 419-732-0234 or email us at: marketing@libertyaviationmuseum.org

The Liberty Aviation Museum and Tin Goose Diner are located at: 3515 East State Road, Port Clinton, OH 43452 on the Erie-Ottawa International Airport (PCW).
Liberty Aviation Museum: (419) 732-0234
Tin Goose Diner: (419) 732-0236
Email: marketing@libertyaviationmuseum.org


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