Midland, Texas (PRWEB) December 03, 2013
The CAF High Sky Wing and the CAF Airpower Museum will host the 7th annual Toys for Tots donation drive on Saturday, December 7 beginning at 9 a.m. In addition to collecting unwrapped gifts, there are other family-oriented activities scheduled during the day including a chili cook-off, Radio Controlled aircraft demonstrations and a visit from Santa.
The Commemorative Air Force’s B-24, Diamond Lil and C-45 Bucket of Bolts will fly in for the event. Both aircraft will be available for rides and ground tours. “Diamond Lil” is one of only two B-24s in the world that is still airworthy.
“We look forward to a wonderful day on the CAF Campus,” said CAF Airpower Museum Director Steve Buss. “There are some fun activities planned, but December 7 marks a significant day in history; the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. A ceremony will take place in the CAF Memorial Garden at 11 a.m. to honor the 2,335 U.S. servicemen who were killed and 1,143 who were wounded in the attack.”
Schedule of events:
9 a.m. Doors open. Admission is free with an unwrapped toy donation ($5 without a toy donation)
10 a.m. R/C aircraft demonstrations, CAF Main Hangar
11 a.m. Pearl Harbor Ceremony, CAF Memorial Garden
Noon Chili Cook-off judging and Lunch ($3)
1 p.m. “The Road to Pearl Harbor,” a Gallery Talk about the months leading up to the infamous attack. CAF Airpower Museum
2 p.m. Santa arrives by airplane!
Those interested in scheduling a flight on the B-24 or C-45 should visit the Airpower Tour web site and reserve their seat. Visit http://www.airpowersquadron.org and click the “schedule” tab. Booking in advance can save riders up to $50 on a B-24 flight.
Teams wishing to take part in the Chili Cook-Off should contact Steve Clinton at SPClinton(at)grandecom(dot)net for registration details. A $20 fee will be charged per team.
For more information, please visit http://www.airpowermuseum.org.
About the CAF Airpower Museum
Established in 1989, the CAF Airpower Museum preserves the history of military aviation and the memory of the men and women who built, serviced and flew the aircraft. The Airpower Museum features 100,000-square feet of exhibits that illustrate the story of World War II. The museum is also home to the World’s Largest Collection of Authentic Aviation Nose Art.