Holiday Hours Midland Army Air Field Museum

The museum will be closed on Dec 23rd and Dec 30th.  It will reopen for its normal Saturday hours on Jan 6th 2018.

Merry Christmas and have a safe and happy New Year.

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Christmas Night Flights Almost Sold Out

The Christmas Night Flights continue this week with eight flights each evening.  At the last check there were only a few individual seats remaining.  Call 432-703-3142 to make a reservation.

Here are some shots from Tuesday:

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Hard-working Paul Latham and Bruce Day are reflected in the fuselage of the C-45 during the Christmas Night Flights event.

Hard-working Paul Latham and Bruce Day are reflected in the fuselage of the C-45 during the Christmas Night Flights event.

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Formation Flying Over West Texas

Here’s a sample of what you will see at our annual AIRSHO.  A flight of T-6 Texans led by a Beech SNB. Local High Sky Wing pilots are:  Sam Strahan in 135, Bill Coombes in 24, James Martin in the Twin Beech, Lance Sommers in 101, and Daniel Rathbun piloting the camera plane, with Parker Rathbun as photographer. Look for these planes in the skies over the Midland-Odessa area during  2018, and during AIRSHO (dates have yet to be determined). In this video they were practicing a banana pass over the Mabee ranch on a “hot and bumpy” day, according to Coombes.

Click on the link for a short video

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Christmas Night Flights Continue Through Dec 23rd.

Sunday night was busy at the High Sky Wing, with most flights sold out.  There are still some seats available between Dec 19th and 23rd, so call soon to make your reservation (432) 703-3142.

Special thanks to those unsung heroes who fly the plane and work the ramp, enduring the cold and wind to ensure that our customers are well cared for.  Bruce Day gets his usual accolades for climbing up on the T-28 innumerable times for cockpit tours.  His legs will be hurting today :)

Nikki Stephens and her family were the first customers on Sunday night.

Nikki Stephens and her family were the first customers on Sunday night.

HSW members Julie and Tom Reneau (2nd and 3rd from left) brought family and friends out to enjoy the view from 1500 ft above Midland.

HSW members Julie and Tom Reneau (2nd and 3rd from left) brought family and friends out to enjoy the view from 1500 ft above Midland.

Marian Mussett and her son celebrate her birthday by taking a flight over Midland. We're not telling her age, but she is friends with H.A. Tuck :)

Marian Mussett and her son celebrate her birthday by taking a flight over Midland. We’re not telling her age, but she is friends with H.A. Tuck :)

HSW member David Parker brought several children from his church to view the Christmas lights.

HSW member David Parker brought several children from his church to view the Christmas lights.

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Christmas Night Flights Kick Off With Media Night

The third annual Christmas Night Flight program got off to a good start last night when reporters from the big three TV networks had the opportunity to fly the evening skies over west Texas.  Their reports go a long way toward making our event a success and we thank them for their participation.

Channels 2 and 9 collaborate on a shot before interviewing HSW Wing Leader Brent Collins.

Channels 2 and 9 collaborate on a shot before interviewing HSW Wing Leader Brent Collins.

HSW Wing Leader Brent Collins during his TV interview

HSW Wing Leader Brent Collins during his TV interview

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Chilly and windy...a typical west Texas evening.  Lyle Thornton (L) and Paul Cooper assist a passenger from the C-45 after a flight.

Chilly and windy…a typical west Texas evening. Lyle Thornton (L) and Paul Cooper assist a passenger from the C-45 after a flight.

Channel 7 reporters after their flight.

Channel 7 reporters after their flight.

 

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