Christmas Lights Night Flights

The High Sky Wing is excited to bring you the 5th annual  “Christmas Lights Night Flights”!

The excitement of Christmas night flights will begin on December 15 in our C-45 “Spirit of West Texas”.  See the Christmas lights from the sky!  Flights are scheduled every 30 minutes beginning at 6:00 p.m.; with last flight at 9:30 p.m.  Flights depart from the CAF High Sky Wing Main Hangar at Midland International Air & Space Port.

Flight dates: December 15th through December 23rd

Cost:   Cabin Seat $75 per person (4  seats available per flight); Co-Pilot Seat $145 (one seat available per flight);  Entire Plane $395 (all 5 seats).

Riders must be 5 years or older; all children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.  Passengers must be able to enter and exit the aircraft under their own mobility.

To book your flight Email:  rides@highskywing.org   (Include phone #, requested dates & time, and number of seats needed)

OR click the below link, submit your form and we will contact you: https://highskywing.formstack.com/forms/2018_christmas_lights_night_flights

Join us for complimentary hot chocolate, cookies  & LOTS OF FUN!                                    The Midland Army Air Field Museum will also be open to tour during the flights.

*Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your scheduled flight to sign paperwork and receive aircraft flight briefing.  Advanced payment required when booking the entire plane.  Individual seats may also be prepaid or pay at ride time; cash or credit card. There will be lights and signs to direct you into the parking lot. Address: 9600 Wright Drive, Midland, TX. Wear comfortable and warm clothing and shoes.

BRING YOUR CAMERA!!!  Christmas is in the air!

HSW Christmas Night Flights 2018 (1)  Click link to view or print flyer

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Senior Care Midland Visits the Museum

Eleven seniors from Senior Care Midland took a private tour of the Museum on Saturday. Docent H. A. Tuck conducted the tour which lasted more than an hour.

Tours are available during non-museum hours, by appointment.  Contact ggutting@highskywing.org to make arrangements.  There is no admission charge, but donations are always welcome.

Docent H.A. Tuck introduces visitors from Senior Care Midland to Fast Eagle 102

Docent H.A. Tuck introduces visitors from Senior Care Midland to Fast Eagle 102

Visitors from Senior Care Midland pose in front of the AT-11 Bombardier Trainer

Visitors from Senior Care Midland pose in front of the AT-11 Bombardier Trainer

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Hangar 25 Visit

On Friday, May 18th, Bill Coombes, Paul Cooper and I, visited the Hangar 25 Museum in Big Spring to do some archival research about “our” AT-11.  Unfortunately, we weren’t able to find any documentation relevant to her, but we did get some information about items and suppliers for our up-and-coming PX.

Bil Coombes researching yearbooks at the Hangar 25 Museum.

Bil Coombes researching yearbooks at the Hangar 25 Museum.

Paul Cooper perusing a yearbook at the Hangar 25 Museum.

Paul Cooper perusing a yearbook at the Hangar 25 Museum.

AT-11 Hangar 25 Museum

AT-11 Hangar 25 Museum

Interior of the AT-11, Hangar 25 Museum

Interior of the AT-11, Hangar 25 Museum

 

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Carver Center 2nd Graders visit the Midland Army Air Field Museum

The museum was fortunate to have 108 second graders, teachers and parents visit today during their spring field trip.  After an introduction to the museum, the students were broken down into six groups and escorted by docents around the museum. The tour pattern, devised by H.A. Tuck for previous group tours, was once again the key to an enjoyable visit.  The kids were bright, well-behaved and inquisitive, and we would welcome them back anytime.

After the tour they enjoyed a picnic lunch in the outdoor chapel and then back on the bus for their next stop.

Many thanks to the HSW members who helped out today: Steve Bolin, Tresa Bolin, Ralph Gillette, Donnie Haeffner, Lyle Thornton, H.A. Tuck, and Randy Wilson. It doesn’t get done without you!

Some of the second graders from Carver Center School who visited the museum today.

Some of the second graders from Carver Center School who visited the museum today.

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May 5th Museum Attendance sets new one day record

The Midland Army Air Field Museum experienced it’s best one day attendance without a special event, on Saturday.  176 visitors graced our doors.  While we were expecting a group of 24 middle school students and their teachers and chaperones from Lubbock, we were not expecting a large group of folks from the active Chinese community in Midland.    Many thanks go to H.A. Tuck and Randy Wilson for their professional handling of these large numbers of visitors.  And while they were not able to give individual tours of the museum as we usually do, H.A. and Randy went “above and beyond” with their group presentations, in addition to providing good customer service to the individual members of the public that visited on Saturday.

Randy Wilson introduces some members of the Chinese community to our museum on May 5th.

Randy Wilson introduces some members of the Chinese community to our museum on May 5th.

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