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AOPA excursion to tour Dulles, air museumAOPA excursion to tour Dulles, air museum

Make plans now to join us for an excursion to Washington Dulles International Airport and the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center of the National Air and Space Museum for behind-the-scenes glimpses of operations and display items on May 10, the opening day of AOPA's Fly-In in Frederick, Maryland.

Photo by David Tulis.

A maximum of 40 guests will be accepted for this special outing, and the cost is $20 each for transportation between the two facilities. The deadline for registering is May 1.

Guests will have the exclusive opportunity to see historic artifacts not on public display, and will observe what it takes to collect, preserve, and restore them during this behind-the-scenes visit to the National Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. The tour will include a visit to the Mary Baker Engen Restoration Hangar to see the work the restoration staff is doing on the Lincoln-Standard H.S. and Martin B–26 Marauder Flak-Bait. They will also tour the Emil Buehler Conservation Laboratory to explore the science behind artifact preservation and care; see current projects; and learn how 3-D digital microscopes are used in conservation.

The excursion will offer a rare opportunity to get an inside look at one of the busiest airports in the U.S. to experience the everyday operations of Dulles International Airport, including touring the ramp tower and learning how more than 14 million passengers are transported around the airport by the AeroTrain.

Attendees must be over age 18. Wearing closed-toe shoes is required because there will be extensive walking.

Those who attend must get to the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center on their own and will be transported from there. Driving is permitted.

Attendees also may fly to Leesburg Executive Airport, Manassas Regional Airport, or Washington Dulles International Airport, although the latter is not recommended.

Click here for detailed information and to register.

Topics: AOPA, Events, AOPA Events

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