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You’re invited to experience a one-of-a-kind collection of military aircraft, vehicles, and artifacts used in various wars of the 20th century. The collection has been restored with unparalleled authenticity to share with the public.

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The FHCAM Focke Wulf 190 D-13 is the only surviving example of this airframe left in the world. The D-series of the Focke Wulf only began production as the war in the European Theatre was quickly coming to an end. The new model was called on to bolster the 190’s high-altitude pursuit capabilities. It is estimated only between two and seventeen Focke Wulf D-13’s were ever manufactured.

 
Generally tasked with destroying Allied bomber groups over Germany, the D-13 was armed with three 20 mm cannons; one in each wing, and one in propeller hub. It’s aerodynamics and armament made for a formidable combat aircraft that commonly bested P-51’s and other American and British counterparts. This variant, however short its true operational history, was the pinnacle of German piston fighter capabilities.

 
You can see the Focke Wulf 190 D-13 on display at FHCAM in Hangar A.

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UPCOMING ACTIVITIES

Activities listed are included with the price of a general admission ticket. No additional purchase required. Participation is first come, first served and may be limited depending on attendance volume. Activity schedule is subject to change based on weather and other factors. Items noted as Special Events require purchase of Special Event ticket.

 

All Walking, Behind the Barriers, and Ad-Hoc Docent Tours start at the Docent Headquarters located in Alpha Hangar.

 

Tour and Activity Descriptions (click to expand)

Walking Tours: These docent-led tours are scheduled in advance as indicated on the activity schedule. They focus on pre-scheduled topic areas and involve walking about the hangars to view artifacts related to the topic. Walking tours range from approximately 90 minutes to two-and-a-half hours in length. They are limited to 20 guests on a first come, first served basis. 

 

Behind the Barriers Tours: These tours offer guests the opportunity to get closer to a particular artifact or set of artifacts, depending on the tour focus area. Docents will lead the group behind the barriers for an up-close look at the subject matter. Tours last between 60-90 minutes and are limited to 15 guests. Special event tickets are required for attendance. 

 

Lectures: Lectures are held in Battlefront Theater, offering guests a chance to sit and learn through instruction and audio/visual displays. They are mostly static, though depending on the topic, may include some time in the hangars looking at artifacts. Lectures can accommodate up to 35 guests, on a first come, first served basis. They generally last between 60-90 minutes.

 

Ad-hoc Docent Tours: We have volunteer docents on site during open hours. A docent will be available at 11 am daily at the Docent Headquarters (HQ) to lead interested guests on an impromptu tour based on interest areas of the group. If you wish to attend, simply report to the Docent HQ a few minutes before 11.

 

If you’re interested in an ad-hoc tour during your visit and cannot or do not wish to join the 11 am group, please inquire with one of our Guest Services Associates when you arrive. Planning a visit in advance and looking for a specific topic for your tour? Please reach out to our team so we can coordinate the details with you to make sure we have a docent with expertise in your topic when you arrive.  

 

Runups: Aircraft engines need to be started as part of the annual maintenance cycle. Runups are scheduled between March and October and will generally include two engines (could be two planes for single-engine aircraft, or one plane for multi-engine aircraft). Guests will have an opportunity to observe the process, including startup and taxi, of each aircraft involved. They generally last approximately 45 minutes, including a brief overview of the process from one of our mechanics. We also offer a post-runup Q&A session in Battlefront Theater, beginning 15 minutes after the end of the runup and lasting approximately 30 minutes.  

 

Artifact Experiences: Provides guests with an opportunity to “experience” a specific artifact. Depending on the artifact, this could be sitting in the artifact, touching or looking into a section that is normally not available for public access. These activities are normally offered during specific windows of time and are limited to the number of guests we can get through the experience during the window.

 

Virtual Reality (VR) and Simulator Experiences: These provide guests the opportunity to experience an artifact-themed topic through a set of virtual reality glasses or computer-based simulator. We offer several different types of VR/Simulation and generally couple them with an artifact experience or other related activity to enhance the guest understanding of what the particular encounter would have been like.

 

ACTIVITY HIGHLIGHTS

July 25th, 2024 - 10:00am

Annual Engine Runups
Schedule is tentative and subject to change depending on weather.
Included with General Admission Ticket

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