by Sarah Swan
National Museum of the U.S. Air Force
12/16/2015 - DAYTON, Ohio -- Restoration
crews at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force moved the Lockheed
C-141C Hanoi Taxi into the museum's new fourth building on Dec. 16. The
aircraft, which airlifted the first American prisoners of war out of
North Vietnam in February 1973, will be displayed in the Global Reach
The 224,000 square foot fourth building, which is scheduled to open to
the public in June 2016, will house four galleries -- Research &
Development, Space, Global Reach and Presidential, along with three
science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) Learning Nodes.
The public will be able to view aircraft as they move into the fourth
building from a designated area on the museum grounds. Information on
the move schedule will be updated regularly on the museum's website(www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/Expansion.aspx). A map of the viewing area and additional information about the expansion also are available on that page.
The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, located at Wright-Patterson
Air Force Base near Dayton, Ohio, is the world's largest military
aviation museum. With free admission and parking, the museum features
more than 360 aerospace vehicles and missiles and thousands of artifacts
amid more than 19 acres of indoor exhibit space. Each year about one
million visitors from around the world come to the museum. For more
information, visit www.nationalmuseum.af.mil.