2017 Air Heritage Calendar

The 2017 Air Heritage Calendar is now available!

Stop by the hangar to purchase yours today for $18.

 

Air Heritage is proud to be involved with a plan to recognize our fallen soldiers, sailors and airmen this Christmas.

By participating in the WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA program, we hope to place wreaths upon the graves of all service members interred in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies.

If you are interested in helping, you may contribute towards buying wreaths at the Air Heritage hangar, or you may go online to the wreathsacrossamerica.org website. Please remember to select Air Heritage, Inc, ID # PA0222, as the group with which you are affiliated.

ALSO, if you would like to donate some time to help place the wreaths on the graves on December 17th, you may register to do so at the wreathsacrossamerica.org website.

The cutoff date for donations for this year’s ceremony is Nov 28, 2016. Any donations made after that will be used for 2017 ceremony.

Questions? Feel free to call Air Heritage at 724-843-2820 for more information.
THANKS!

Air Heritage wishes to say thank you for two generous donations recently received.

First, we thank Andrea Peterson Spade for her instrumental part in a donation from BNY Mellon Corporation’s Community Partnership Program.

Thanks also to Lee Savio of H&R Block who presented Air Heritage with a great contribution as part of their tax referral program.

Thanks to Andrea and Lee and the organizations they represent for their wonderful generosity and commitment to community organizations such as Air Heritage!

Fly The Ford

Experience the golden age of aviation at the Beaver County Airport on May 26th-31th!

Rides Available on Thursday 2pm-5pm
Friday through Monday 9am-5pm

For more information or to book your flight visit: www.flytheford.org

Air Heritage Museum
Beaver County Airport
35 Piper St.
Beaver Falls, PA

Air Heritage would like to thank EVERYONE who came out and supported the Tuskegee Airmen Event that was hosted at our museum this weekend. The support from the community was AMAZING! We hope that everyone who attended throughout the week enjoyed their visit and hopefully you walked away having experienced and/or learned something new.

We at Air Heritage were honored just to be involved with such an event. With the 70th anniversary of V-E Day approaching, we could not have imagined a better way to say Thank You to all who served during WWII, but especially to those members of the Tuskegee Airmen who were or became members of our Western Pennsylvania Community.

It is not every day that something of this magnitude can be put on for the community. Air Heritage was just one of the four organizations and two corporate sponsors it took to make this happen and they all deserve to be acknowledged.

Local organizations include the Vietnam Veterans of America chapter 862, the Tuskegee Airmen Memorial of Greater Pittsburgh as well as Air Heritage. The Commemorative Air Force’s Red Tail Squadron and their Rise Above Exhibit also had a huge part in this event’s success. They are the ones who are preserving the legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen each and every day through their hard work and dedication in maintaining not only the P-51C Mustang, but the traveling trailer and all of the artifacts and showcasing them to the public across the entire country.

But in the end, none of this would have been possible without the financial support that both Wesbanco Bank and Rome Monument provided by becoming official sponsors. Each contributed a huge amount of money to help pay for the costs of bringing the CAF squadron to Beaver County and for that, we are truly thankful!

-Air Heritage

Tuskegee Mustang

Tuskegee Airmen – Chance of a Lifetime
WIN a Ride in a P-51C Mustang!

The “Rise Above Traveling Exhibit” will visit Air Heritage during the Beaver County History Weekend, April 30th – May 3rd, 2015. Five natives of Beaver Co. were members of the famed Tuskegee Airmen and will be the focus of the exhibit.

$10 Donation for Entry
TWO PEOPLE will win a ride in the Commemorative Air Force’s Redtail Tuskegee Airmen P-51C Mustang based off of the PA Lottery’s Evening 3-digit drawings on April 14th and 15th at 7:00 PM.

Proceeds Benefit: Air Heritage Inc and The Tuskegee Airmen Memorial of Greater Pittsburgh Inc

Flight Day: May 1st, 2015
Minimum Age: 18 years old, Maximum Weight: 250 Pounds. If weather conditions or mechanical problems prevent the winners from flying, they will receive $1,000 in lieu of the flight prize.
More Info at: www.BCHRLF.org and www.facebook.com/airheritage/events

Tickets available at Air Heritage and Vicary Mansion

Air Heritage Inc
35 Piper Street, Beaver Falls, PA, 15010
Phone: 724-843-2820
Open: Mon-Sat 10:00AM – 5:00PM

Air Heritage is looking for Crafters and Vendors that would like to attend our craft show during our Aviation Appreciation Day. We have limited space and have already received registration forms from people who were mailed packets, so please send us your registration form as soon as possible to ensure your spot.

If you are interested in attending, please download the attached PDF file and send us the registration form with your payment.

If you were mailed a craft show packet, please note that the event will now be starting at 8AM instead of 9AM. We apologize for the miss-communication and confusion.

Download the Air Heritage Membership Application

Luck of the Irish T-Shirts

We have T-Shirts for sale at our gift shop that are being sold as a fundraiser for the C-47, Luck of the Irish. They come with the Air Heritage logo on the front and what you see above is on the back. They are $13.50 each for sizes Sm-XL and $15.00 and $15.50 each for XXL and XXXL respectively. We have Yellow, Blue, Green and Grey Shirts in these colors.

Air Heritage C-47 Landing

Our goal is to restore “Luck of the Irish” back to the state it was in when it flew its last mission during World War Two on May 28th, 1945.

In order to do this, we must raise at least $150,000 dollars to be able to do the complete restoration the plane deserves. Any money raised over our goal will go towards future maintenance for the plane, to allow it to continue attending air shows well into the future as well as paying off the aircraft itself.

Please help by making a donation to our restoration project! Your donation will not just help in bringing a WWII aircraft back into the air, but it will help a World War Two Combat Veteran return to the air. Our plane is not just another war bird that will be painted up to look like another aircraft that served in the War with a decorated history. Instead, our plane has a documented and decorated history of its own; a history that needs to be told for generations to come.

To find out more about the project and to make a donation visit this link.
http://igg.me/at/C47B-Luck-of-the-Irish/x/3939849

OX5 Air Heritage Trip

Last month a group of Cliff Ball Wing members of the OX5 Aviation Pioneers stopped by Air Heritage for a tour. Here is what they had to say about their experience.

On April 20, 2013 a group of Cliff Ball Wing members of the OX5 Aviation Pioneers departed from the parking lot at Allegheny County Airport for a trip to the Air Heritage of Western Pennsylvania Beaver Air Museum. Trip was planned by member Norman Hogg earlier in the year. The group departed 10:00 AM with the fist stop at Sal’s restaurant for an excellent lunch and then the Spring CBW meeting.

At 1:00 PM the group was met by Bill Schillig, Air Heritage President, who conducted a tour of the museum facilities. CBW members saw numerous aircraft in various stages of restoration that included a Funk B-75L, F15-A Eagle, Jet Provost T3, C-123K Provider, OV-1D Mohawk, T34 Mentor, Fairchild 24, T-28B Trojan and L-21B Seneca.

In addition to the aircraft being restored, the group viewed the memorabilia area which is very complete with WWII memorabilia, models, and displays. The group was highly pleased with the work being done by Air Heritage and expressed their appreciation with thanks to Bill and Paul Schillig and other museum personnel.

On this day the Air Heritage was conducting an annual pig roast which serves as a fundraising affair for the organization.
-Clifford J. Yerkey, Pres CBW

View the pictures on their website or the video on YouTube.

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