ASHLAND – The Strategic Air Command and Aerospace Museum announces its annual Indoor Air Show event set for Saturday, Jan. 13. The Indoor Air Show brings the fun and excitement of an air show inside with radio-controlled (R/C) models. The model pilots will demonstrate loops, flips, and barrel rolls in the museum’s climate-controlled Durham Restoration Hangar.
Air shows are popular outdoor shows in warm weather months, but in the winter, it is difficult for enthusiasts to find airfield substitutes. To help ease the air show withdrawal, the museum offers its over 30,000 square-foot hangar to local R/C clubs.
The public is invited to attend and experience flight, learn about radio-controlled aircraft, quadcopters, and safe flying practices. Over seventy-five pilots will demonstrate their skills in a space that has 60-foot ceiling height, which enables them to practice acrobatic dives. R/C club pilots will fly throughout the day beginning at 10am and concluding at 2 p.m. The Indoor Air Show will also include an R/C flight safety workshop, interactive booths from event sponsor Silverhawk Aviation, R/C clubs, UNL and more.
An ultralight aircraft presentation will be held in the museum’s theater at 1:30pm. Ultralight aircraft are one seat fixed wing aircraft that are used for recreational flight. A pilot’s license is not required to fly an ultralight.
The museum is open 9 am – 5 pm daily. The event is part of general admission for the day. General admission applies to non-museum members.
For more information, please visit www.sacmuseum.org.
About the Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum – Located between Lincoln and Omaha near interstate 80, utilizes over 300,000 square feet of exhibit, education, and event space. Organized in 1959, the original mission of the museum was to commemorate the contributions of the Strategic Air Command, which until 1992 was headquartered at Offutt Air Force Base.
The museum moved to its current location in 1998 upon completion of a new indoor facility. The museum houses an impressive collection of military aircraft and space artifacts, many of which have been restored in the museum’s on-site restoration facility. To better serve the community, the museum offers STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education opportunities for students, teachers, families, and adult learners. Traveling exhibits, permanent exhibits, and a variety of special events provide additional unique experiences for the museum’s members and guests.