Author Archive for: ‘liggett’

Two airplanes Saturday

Two airplanes will be on display Saturday as we continue our program of plane presentations and flight demonstrations. They are a restored 1957 Piper Apache and an RV9-A kit plane. Tom McMahon of Zillah spent three years, starting in 1997, restoring his twin-engine Piper. A retired United Airlines pilot, he learned to fly in 1953.  The two 150-horsepower Lycoming engines burn about …

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YAKIMA CLIPPER quarterly newsletter

Chairman’s Corner As the old saying goes, “nothing free in life is truly free.”  Our grant from the state of Washington to construct a new building in cooperation with the CAP has involved a lot of work to date, and as one can see when visiting the museum, there is no building nor any sign of construction.  That is about …

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Yard sale postponed

The museum’s yard sale had been scheduled for  Saturday, May 17. But, it has been postponed, tentatively scheduled for mid-September. We still are looking for donations.  We can use just about anything – with some exceptions – you care to donate. We don’t want any clothing, computers or TV sets.  Donations can be brought to the museum Thursdays and Fridays between 10 a.m. …

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Otto and Art

Several of our exhibits honor area people who served in World War II, most of whom are no longer with us. One such departed veteran is Otto King, 93, who died March 19 in Kennewick, where he had been living in a retirement home. A frequent visitor to the museum before moving, Otto is included in an exhibit honoring those …

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Our volunteer display crew has been busy adding new exhibits and updating existing ones. In the “new” category is the one honoring Francis Shields, a B-17 waist gunner during World War II. He enlisted in the Army Air Forces Jan. 7, 1941. Stationed in Constantine, Algeria, Tech. Sgt. Shields flew 50 missions – over Italy, Sardinia, Tunisia and Sicily – …

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Rent the museum

Planning a special event, such as a birthday or anniversary celebration and looking for a special place for it? Our facility (meeting room and display area) can be rented for such occasions. It’s also a unique setting for a special meeting. If you’re interested, send us an e-mail or phone us at 457-4933

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