Plane Talk: Nighthawk Night comes to the Hill Aerospace Museum

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  • By 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – The theme for Hill Aerospace Museum’s May Plane Talk is “Nighthawk Night,” featuring a special look at the world’s first stealth fighter aircraft, the F-117 Nighthawk.

Join us at the museum May 6 for an exclusive look at one of the Air Force’s most groundbreaking fighter aircrafts and learn from exciting speakers who personally worked with the mysterious jet.

Guests will have the rare opportunity to take a step past the ropes to get an up-close and personal look at the airframe on display.

During this behind-the-scenes tour, guests can speak with former Nighthawk maintainers along with museum volunteers currently in the process of restoring the F-117 back to its original appearance when in active service.

After tours conclude, special guest speaker Col. Keith “Ghost” Butler will take the stage and present about his time with the Nighthawk.

Colonel Butler is the commander of Detachment 5, Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center, and is a command pilot with more than 2,100 flight hours in various aircraft including the F-117, F-16, and B-2.

Access to the F-117 will take place from 6-7 p.m., with refreshments being served. Colonel Butler will begin speaking at 7 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

The Plane Talk Lecture Series is presented regularly at the Hill Aerospace Museum and features speakers related to heritage of Hill Air Force Base, the United States Air Force and other military branches, and many other subjects related aerospace and the defense industry

Plane Talk began at the Hill Aerospace Museum more than 20 years ago and has featured hundreds of notable speakers. The museum is located in Roy, Utah, just off I-15 exit 338, north of Hill Air Force Base.