Hill Aerospace Museum participates in Top of Utah Museum Week

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Museums across Northern Utah will continue to offer special programs, activities, and exhibits this week through Sept. 18 to celebrate the distinctive histories preserved in our local institutions.

As an event participant, the Hill Aerospace Museum is offering unique experiences to highlight the mission and history of Hill Air Force Base, which includes the “opening” of select aircraft each day to allow guests to get a close-up look inside.

On Sept. 16, the museum will remain open after regular hours – from 4-8 p.m. – so guests will have an opportunity to hear a first-hand account of flying America’s most advanced stealth fighter jet, see inside some of our most iconic aircraft, meet museum staff, and enjoy complimentary refreshments.

At 6:30 p.m., Capt. Emily “Banzai” Thompson, the first female pilot to fly the F-35 in combat, will speak about her experiences as an F-35 pilot with the 388th Fighter Wing.

Open aircraft include:

Sept. 16

F-117 Nighthawk, A-10 Thunderbolt II, P-51 Mustang, and C-130 Classroom

Sept. 17

F-117 Nighthawk, F-105 Thunderchief, C-119 Flying Boxcar, C-130 Classroom

Sept. 18

F-117 Nighthawk, SR-71 Blackbird, C-124 Globemaster II, C-119 Flying Boxcar, P-51 Mustang, and C-130 Classroom.

For more information, call 801-775-3570 or visit https://www.aerospaceutah.org/. Museum operating hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is free. You can also visit the museum on Facebook at  http://facebook.com/HillAerospaceMuseum.