“Celebrate the 1940s, Salute the Greatest Generation, and Inspire All Ages to Preserve the Legacy of America’s Veterans” Beginning as a one-day program in 2003, WWII Heritage Days has emerged as the largest annual World War II and 1940s themed event in Georgia. It is a can’t-miss experience for anyone who enjoys nostalgia, big band music, swing dancing, historic aircraft and military vehicles, antique cars and vintage fashion. The program includes educational activities and living history demonstrations for all ages.
Mark your calendars for the first World War II Encampment to be held in Middletown, PA on May 11th and 12th, 2019! The encampment will be held in Hoffer Park, and free to the public.
The WWII Encampment in Middletown will feature many historical displays- including reenactment groups portraying soldiers from a variety of nations, Homefront displays, uniform displays, and many more. A wonderful chance to learn about WWII in an interactive way!
Hoffer Park sits across the street from the Middletown & Hummelstown railroad, who will be running trains all weekend. We are working with them to have a WWII-era engine on display as well.
Join us on Sunday, May 12th, at 10am for a WWII-style church service offered by a historical interpreter portraying a WWII chaplain!
More details and activities to be posted soon.
If you are a reenactor or a living history group interested in attending, please feel free to send us a message! We would love to work with you to make it possible for you to attend.
The 48th annual PAAS antique fly-in will be held the weekend of June 7-9, 2019! Classic and antique aircraft are the focus of our club and event, but all are invited to fly in & enjoy the camaraderie, great classic planes and cars, and good food! Banquet dinner on the field Friday night, overnight camping available. Main fly-in and judging Saturday with breakfast and lunch available on the field. Fly-in / drive in aviation movies Friday and Saturday nights!
The 2019 Culpeper Air Fest planning is underway!
Stay tuned to our website and social media outlets for updates. Mark your calendars for October 12, 2019.
Again we are implementing a rain date for the Culpeper Air Fest. If weather becomes an issue this year, the rain date will be Sunday, October 13th. In the case of inclement weather, stay tuned to our website and social media outlets for updates.
Dance away the winter blues with some poppin’ swing at the Big Band Hangar Dance!
We’re bringing the party back to the Military Aviation Museum, with a live big band playing your favorite old time tunes against the backdrop of aviation history.
With a few new twists this year, put on your best vintage duds for a fantastic blast to the past.
Featuring live music, silent auctions, costume contest and a new VIP Dinner experience.
The Big Band Hangar Dance is a fundraiser for the Military Aviation Museum, and your ticket supports our mission to preserve historic aircraft and educate new generations about our military aviation heritage.
Tickets are on sale NOW and will be available online, at the museum or by calling 757-721-7767.
Coming back for another year is the Pax Museum Technology and Arts Expo!
Save the date, we'll post more info soon.
The Patuxent River Naval Air Museum (PRNAM) will be hosting the 2nd annual Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) Day at the museum on Saturday, February 2, 2019.
If your organization or company would like to be considered for this event, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org describing the school age, hands on demonstration or art project you would like to present.
Past participants have included the following:
• ABSI - Advanced Support Services
• NASA Goddard
• Northrop Grumman Corporation
• the Build a Hero Space Bus
• Usborne Books,
• Mathnasium of Dunkirk
• the NAWCAD Mobile Fab Lab
• Narhams Model Rocket Club
• artist Hank Caruso
• aerial photographer Liz Wolter
• St. Mary's County Arts Council
• Calvert Marine Museum
• The NAWCAD Educational Outreach Office
• and more…
Celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the Tuskegee Airman at the Dixie Wing of the Commemorative Air Force.
by Pitchlock Pete
July 23, 2017 - The Tuskegee Airmen, the first cadet graduates to earn their wings 75 years ago at Tuskegee-- becoming the first black U. S. Army Air Corps pilots, have a rich history that begins in WWII but reaches far beyond those confines. In conjunction with the celebration of the accomplishments of the Tuskegee Airmen, the weekend will also place a focus on the accomplishments of all African-American pilots from WWII to the present.
The Hangardeck Podcast has been invited by the Commemorative Air Force Dixie Wing to provide interviews and commentary of the event. The Dixie Wing will assemble at the Dekalb-Peachtree Airport all types of airplanes flown by the Tuskegee Airmen along with many famous warbird aircraft such as the FG-1D Corsair, SBD-5 Dauntless, T-6 Texan, C-46, Douglas DC-3, and a B-17 Flying Fortress which will offer rides and tours.
The Hangardeck Podcast will interview many WWII Veterans, accomplished authors, and attend a WWII 8th Air Force Fighter Mission Briefing. There will be many 1940’s Hollywood entertainers and WWII reenactors. There will also be a photography workshop and a dinner symposium with the original Tuskegee Airmen at the 57th Fighter Group restaurant on Saturday evening. We look forward to seeing many friends and meeting new ones.
by Pitchlock Pete
April 3, 2017 - The Hangardeck Podcast and crew is at it again. We are off to Warbirds over the Beach 2017. The Military Aviation Museum has invited us back so we must be doing something right! Join the Hangardeck Crew the weekend of May 19-21st. This is a trip back in time to the memorable days of the Second World War. You will experience all this and more during the weekend before Memorial Day with hundreds of re-enactors, actual warplanes of these times and entertainment reminiscent of the 1940s.
The Hangardeck Podcast is proud to announce we are invited to the Culpeper Air Fest in Culpeper, VA. This is a 1-day event being held on 8th October 2016 at the Culpeper Regional Airport in Culpeper, United States of America.
The show is locally produced, free to the public, and draws top performers from around the nation. The Culpeper Air Fest features the ONLY civilian-owned-and-operated Harrier jump jet which can take off and land like a helicopter etc. in the Aerospace industry.
The Culpeper Air Fest is funded by the Culpeper Air Fest Foundation - a 501c(3) non-profit charitable organization chartered to promote aviation education, awareness and support in Culpeper. It is our goal to help you celebrate with us a great aviation heritage and experience.
Look for The Hangardeck Podcast Team at the Culpeper Air fest. See you there.
The Hangardeck Podcast is proud to announce our return to the Military Aviation Museum for the Biplanes and Triplanes Airshow. Come join us again at the Military Aviation Museum on October 1st and 2nd as we talk with Pilots, Maintenance and Re-Enactors of WWI era Biplanes and Triplanes.