Fly-in: A Warbird and Friends Homecoming at Sweetwater, TX - KSWW
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The National WASP WWII Museum Presents
Fly-in: A Warbird and Friends Homecoming

May 8, 2021, 9am – 4pm

 Activities on the Museum Campus and Sweetwater Airport
Opening ceremony on the Museum Plaza at 10 am

The public is invited to join the Museum in celebrating the life and legacy of the Women Airforce Service Pilots of WWII.  Plan on joining us on Avenger Field in Sweetwater, TX where most of the WASP trained.  All pilots are invited to fly in to KSWW for the day’s festivities which will include:
Warbird, Air Force, and Naval Aircraft
Food trucks, music, and kid’s activities
Pilot meet and greet
Tours of the newly renovated Museum campus
In conjunction with Homecoming Fly-in, Chapter 471 of the EAA Young Eagles will be hosting a Kid’s Fly Free event for students ages 8 – 17 at Sweetwater Airport.
An emphasis has been placed on the Vultee BT-13, the WASP basic trainer, with hopes of setting a modern-day record for the number of this aircraft on one field.  All BT-13 pilots are invited to help the WASP Museum make history.  Partial fuel reimbursement is available for the BT-13:  Ten miles per 100 miles flown, up to a full tank. 
Other WASP era aircraft in attendance will include:  the Boeing Stearman PT-17 “Kaydet” Primary Trainer; Fairchild PT-19 “Cornell” Primary Trainer; Cessna UC-78 “Bamboo Bomber” Advanced Trainer. 
In celebration of the barriers the WASP broke for all women in aviation, Colonel Carey “Mamba” Jones, Laughlin Air Force Base’s 47th Flying Training Vice Wing Commander will be present.  Attending with her will be women pilots bringing in the T-6 Texan II and the T-1 Jayhawk.

Naval Air Station Corpus Christi is slated to bring the T-6 Texan and the T-6B Texan II with Lt. Holly Pace in attendance. 

For more information on the event or pilot participatio
Date & Time
Saturday May 8th, 2021 9:00am EDT
End Date & Time
Saturday May 8th, 2021 4:00pm EDT
Venue/Location
WASP Museum, Sweetwater, Texas, KSWW
Address
210 Avenger Field Road
Sweetwater, TX 79556
United States
Airport Name
Avenger Field, Sweetwater, Texas
Airport ID
KSWW
AOPA Hosted
No
Contact Person
Lisa Taylor
Contact Email Address
LisaTaylor@Waspmuseum.org
Contact Phone Number
325-235-0099
Cost
none
Category Fly-ins

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Date & Time: 05/08/2021 09:00:00 AM EDT