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TBM Avenger Flight Demonstration
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.
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.