Valiant Air Command Museum update

The Valiant Air Command museum is closed Sunday and Monday, with more dates possible. The XP-82, C-47 “Tico Belle” and B-25 “Killer B” are being flown out today to destinations north.


XP-82 night time engine run at VAC Museum, 31 August — EVENT has been CANCELLED

From the Valiant Air Command:

“We have heard your questions / requests with regards to when you will be able to experience the worldโ€™s only flying Xp-82 Twin Mustang Prototype Project (44-83887), whether it be running or outside on the ramp. Well, we can now say that we have a date when you will be able to see her outside in the day, at sunset, and at NIGHT!

Next Saturday, August 31st, we will be hosting our very first nighttime engine run, which will feature the XP-82 running both of her engines at night so our fans can see this wonderful restoration up close and personal. ๐๐ก๐จ๐ญ๐จ๐ ๐ซ๐š๐ฉ๐ก๐ฒ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐›๐จ๐ญ๐ก ๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐จ๐ฐ๐ž๐ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ž๐ง๐œ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ๐š๐ ๐ž๐. The pilot and owner will be present to answer any questions related to the aircraft.

Tickets will be required for this one time, exclusive event. ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐˜€๐˜ ๐—ถ๐˜€ $๐Ÿด๐Ÿฌ ๐—ฎ ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ผ๐—ป, and will run from approximately 6pm until 9:30pm. (Timing may be adjusted the evening of the event.) Food and drink will ๐—ก๐—ข๐—ง be provided, so please plan accordingly. Alcohol is not allowed on the premises. Due to ramp space and safety requirements, the event is capped at 50 participants, and only open to persons who are **๐Ÿญ๐Ÿด ๐˜†๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜€ ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ผ๐—น๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ**. RSVP will be required for the event. Please contact our event coordinator, Tracy at with amount of people who will be attending.

๐——๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ฐ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ โ€“ Event is subject to aircraft serviceability and suitable weather conditions. The final call on this will be up to the aircraft owner. In the event of an event cancellation, a new date will be set or refunds will be offered. All profits from the event will go to support the Valiant Air Command 501c3 organization. The XP-82 will NOT be flying during this event.

๐—™๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—บ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐˜๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜ ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—บ๐—ถ๐˜๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฒ ๐—ฑ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜๐—ต๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜.”

EAA award for American Aero Services

Great work by the team at American Aero Services!

From the Collings Foundation Facebook page:

“Congratulations to the restoration team of American Aero Services for the well-deserved win of World War II Reserve Grand Champion Warbird for the restoration of Grumman F6F-3 Hellcat BuNo 41476 at EAA AirVenture this past week! After seven years of restoration, the rare Hellcat is in factory-fresh condition and will eventually find itself in MA for display at various Collings Foundation events and airshows in the region.”