A pancake breakfast will be held from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. followed by a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
At approximately noon, weather permitting, one of the museum’s airplanes, a P-51D Mustang named Sierra Sue II, will make a demonstration flight. This aircraft is a combat veteran from World War II and has been restored to the exact condition and appearance it had when it flew combat missions from a field in Belgium in 1945, according to museum officials.
Other aircraft in the collection include an AT-6D Texan and an N2S-1 Stearman that was flown by President George H.W. Bush in 1943 when it was based at the Naval Air Station on Wold-Chamberlain Field, now Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. A fourth airplane, a Navy F4U-4 Corsair, is expected to arrive later this year.
Other displays in the museum include aircraft engines, an ejection seat, aircraft models, artwork, a Link trainer, and many other aviation artifacts.
The museum is open every Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and at other times by appointment for private group tours. It can also host private and corporate parties for groups up to 200.