The Gift of Wings
Saturday, September 16
11 a.m. | Fly-In (weather permitting)
1 p.m. | Program highlights of the restoration project
2 p.m. | Meet & Greet the pilots and crew
Bring the entire family to watch the fun and excitement of a vintage warbird, the BT-13, fly overhead and land at Avenger Field. The plane will be presented at the National WASP WWII Museum as a generous gift from the American Aviation Heritage Foundation.
A five year labor of love, this project accumulated more than 20,000 volunteer hours. “The Gift of Wings” celebrates the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) and their contributions to our military during World War II.
Fifinella 5K Run for the WASP
Saturday, November 11 – Veteran’s Day
Air Race Classic 2018
Starting line June 19, 2018
at Avenger Field, Sweetwater, Texas
An all-women race across the country, Air Race Classic, Inc. is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to:
Encouraging and educating current and future women pilots
Increasing public awareness of general aviation
Demonstrating women's roles in aviation
Preserving and promoting the tradition of pioneering women in aviation
WASP HOMECOMING 2017
So many gave of themselves to make Homecoming 2017 special for WASP veterans. Your dedication exemplifies the spirit of Sweetwater and makes it possible to fulfill our mission to educate and inspire all generations with the story of the Women Airforce Service Pilots.
CONSTRUCTION OF EXPANSION STARTED;
However, Your Help Is Still Needed
Construction started on HANGAR No.1, the climate controlled expansion of the National WASP WWII Museum, and the Memorial Plaza in late October, 2016. HANGAR No.1 will house new exhibits, museum archives with a research library, an expanded gift store, staff offices, and catering kitchen. There will be space for traveling exhibits, video presentations, special events and community celebrations. The current hangar will house the Museum airplanes and allow access to the runways.
The Memorial Plaza will offer views of the runways and taxiways where the WASP trained in 1943-44. American, Texas and WASP flags will fly proudly above a memorial plaza dedicated to the memory of the first women to fly America’s military aircraft. This area will feature expanded exhibits, and be used for public gatherings and private events.
While much has been accomplished, there is still much to be done. Funds are still needed to complete construction and create new exhibits to preserve the legacy these courageous women. We need your support!