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TBM Avenger Flight Demonstration

October 17, 2020

 

National Museum of World War II Aviation Special Event

Let ‘em fly!   The TBM “Avenger” is back in the air.

Saturday, October 17, 2020

On October 17, the museum will open its doors early for a special event featuring a flight demonstration by one of the museum’s historic World War II aircraft—the TBM “Avenger” Torpedo Bomber.

Throughout WWII, the Avenger played a key role in sinking Japanese warships in the Pacific Theater of War and protecting supply convoys from German submarines in the Atlantic Ocean. It is one of the most iconic aircraft flown by the U.S. Navy during the war and is the type of plane that President George H.W. Bush flew in the Pacific.

https://www.worldwariiaviation.org/grumman-tbm-avenger/

The schedule for the event is as follows:

9:00 am          Presentation: “The Story of the TBF/TBM Avenger Torpedo Bomber – Its       Development and Combat Operations in the Atlantic and Pacific,” presented by museum historian Gene Pfeffer

9:30 am          Aircraft walk around and pre-flight

9:45 am          Start up, taxi and flybys

Questions will be answered by the museum historian and the TBM pilot after the aircraft returns to base.

This special event will be held on Saturday, October 17, 2020.  Doors to the museum will open to the public at 8:30am.  The presentation starts at 9:00 am.

For more information contact the museum’s Front Desk at 719 637-7559.

Venue

Colorado Springs, CO
775 Aviation Way
Colorado Springs, CO 80916 United States
Phone:
719 637-7559

Organizer

National Museum of World War II Aviation

COMING EVENTS

The National Museum of WWII Aviation will be closed all day on Wednesday, November 10th and the morning of Thursday, November 11th for a private event. The museum will be open to the public beginning at 1:00pm on Thursday.

The National Museum of World War II Aviation
will close at 1pm on Friday, December 3
for a private event.

The National Museum of World War II Aviation
will close at 3pm on Sunday, December 12
for a private event.

The National Museum will be closed all day on
Thursday, November 25 for Thanksgiving,
Saturday, December 25 for Christmas, and
Saturday, January 1 for New Years