National Air Force Museum holds ‘Open Aircraft Day’ today

DAYTON — The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force will be holding their ‘Open Aircraft Day’ featuring an A-10A Thunderbolt II.

According to the release, guests will be able to peek inside the cockpit of the aircraft to get a closer look.

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The A-10 can carry 16,000 lbs and is armed with a seven-barrel GAU-8/A 30mm Gatling gun.

The museum’s A-10A was flown on Jan. 21, 1991, by Capt. Paul Johnson on an eight-hour rescue support mission during Operation Desert Storm.

If there are long lines, the museum says they will be utilizing time tickets to queue on-site visitor access to the aircraft.

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For more information on the event visit the museum’s website at