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Lucile M. Wright Air Museum awards U.S Space Camp Scholarships

Posted by on Dec 17, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

On December 8th, 2015 at the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, members of the Lucile Wright Air Museum interviewed candidates applying for scholarships to The U.S. Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama.  The following local students pictured with Board Vice President John Watkins will receive financial assistance to attend a weeklong camp this summer: Kurt Svenson, 9th grader at Southwestern School, lives in Lakewood with his mother Lori  in the photo with him. Miles Wilkin, 8th grader at Maple Grove, lives in Bemus Point with his mother Tracy  in the photo with him. Mark VonWald, 4th grader is Homeschooled and lives in Jamestown with his father, Mark VonWald in the photo with him. Ian Dunnewold, 6th grader from Clymer, lives in Clymer with his parents, Darrell and Marie and brother and sister are in the photo with him.    ...

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Lucile M. Wright Air Museum Planetarium schedule

Posted by on Dec 11, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Planetarium Schedule: Saturday @ 11:15 AM and 12:15 PM and 1:15 PM

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Lucile M. Wright Air Museum Planetarium Opens

Posted by on Dec 11, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Planetarium Brochure

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APPLY FOR LUCILE WRIGHT AIR MUSEUM SPACE CAMP SCHOLARSHIP

Posted by on Oct 9, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you are a 4th grader through adult, have at least a ‘B’ average in math and science, have an understanding of the solar system, and have an interest in space travel, aeronautics and science. check out SPACE CAMP here.   Apply for Space Camp by November 15th.

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STUDENT EXPLORATORY AIRCRAFT MECHANIC COURSE

Posted by on Sep 30, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The 2015 student exploratory aircraft mechanic course scheduled for October 3rd has been cancelled and will be rescheduled for October 1, 2016

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Aircraft Mechanic Course to start Saturday October 3rd

Posted by on Sep 10, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The 2015 Student Exploratory Aircraft Mechanics Course will be offered at no cost to students at the Lucile M. Wright Air Museum and JCC Manufacturing Technology Institute beginning October 3RD. Classes will be held from 9:00 AM until 3:30 PM with a half hour for lunch. Students will learn how to read airplane assembly drawings, weld using acetylene, arc, brazing, MIG and TIG, and install airplane skin with fabric. Interested high school age students and adults seeking to change occupations should apply at 716-664-9500,  wrightairmuseum@gmail.com., or CLICK HERE TO APPLY! See the slide show of our last class@ SEAM SLIDE SHOW...

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AIRWORTHY NEWS 2014 EDITION

Posted by on Feb 13, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

2014 was a busy year at the museum with changes and upgrades taking place in the planetarium   Doors Open on January 19th was successful with over 400 visitors.  We had lines with kids waiting to fly in the simulators and over 115 were treated to a 45 minute show in the planetarium.   We rolled out a new website designed by Tim Town, owner of Hostergate at 2 West Third Street.  We now have a merchant page that will enable us to accept donations online, facilitate a membership drive online,  and open an online gift shop.  To become a member click on:   http://wrightairmuseum.org/membership-options/   Chris and I were exhibiters at the Science Olympiad (Chautauqua Tech Wars) at JCC on the 21st OF May in the nonprofit exhibition building along with volunteer Bruce Bradford.    Most of the students 8-12 were gathered around our virtual flight simulator with most students trying to land a Cessna 172 on runway 25 at the Jamestown Airport.  Students also enjoyed planetarium views, Mars Yard demonstrations, rocket launches, and  a slide show of our Student Exploratory Aircraft Mechanics course students learning to weld and manufacturing parts for the Great Lakes Biplane they are rebuilding.   Bruce Bradford, ex Braniff pilot, volunteered every Tuesday,  helped at JCC with Science Olympiad, and worked an exhibit for Train day at the Train Station.   Everyone likes his radio controlled helicopter  ………  We enjoyed his help one day a week for the rest of the summer.   Saturday morning the 24th of May was a special day for our staff when Jim Roselle and Russ Dietrich broadcasted their radio show “The Times of Your Life” at the museum from 10:00 am to 11:00 am.   Airworthy News   Page 2   Jacqueline Alex Connor, an art student intern from Jamestown Community College, painted ten 4’ x 8’ murals that depict the history of flight to decorate the top of the museum walls.  She will graduate with special honors for her efforts.  JCC is planning a video to highlight her accomplishment and promote the project.  The Post Journal carried a nice article depicting her work.   The planetarium is finished and operating. We were able to get a community service grant from the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation to purchase a new 3-d high definition laptop and projector for better quality images on the dome. We are planning 3 shows on Saturday for the public at 11:15, 12:15, and 1:15. Included will be a short educational program on space and astronomy, an short laser light show, views of the current night skies, constellations, nebulae, meteor showers, and close-ups of planets.   We are planning an exhibit of the Freedom Seven capsule that made the first flight into space with astronaut Alan Sheppard for the smaller children to enter and view the earth from space.   This year the museum has been host to a birthday party, the local area home school families, the 4H club, 2 Civil Air Patrol Squadrons, 2 drama enrichment classes, 3 groups from the YMCA, and 1 group from the Children’s Place to enjoy the flight simulators, Mars Yard, and planetarium.   On August 1, 2014 we were informed that we would receive a $5,000.00 grant from the Carnahan- Jackson Foundation to help us fund our  ...

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DOORS OPEN 2015 ON JANUARY 17TH

Posted by on Feb 13, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Doors Open on Janury 17th between the hours of 10:00 am and 4:00 pm brought 670 visitors to the museum.  One hundred visitors participated in our drawing  won by Suzanne Aldrich of 6561 Lighthouse Point, Mayville, New York.  All the children enjoyed photo ops in the helicopter, driving the rover on Mars, watching Bernoulli demonstrations on flight, launching rockets, and flying out of the Jamestown Airport and around Chautauqua Lake in the flight simulators.  Several visitors attended planetarium shows featuring a short program on astronomy, a short laser light show, and  observing the night...

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LUCILE M. WRIGHT AIR MUSEUM AWARDS SPACE CAMP SCHOLARSHIP

Posted by on Jan 8, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Austin J. Storms of 71 South Hanford Avenue, W.E., Jamestown, a student at Rochester Institute, was awarded the Lucile M. Wright Air Museum Space Camp Scholarship. Austin, interviewed on SKYPE from his dormitory room, plans to attend this summer.

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Cub Scouts Earn Badges

Posted by on Dec 13, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Chautauqua Lake School District Cub Scout Pack Earns their Astronomy belt loop  and Academics Pin with a visit to the planetarium at the Lucile M. Wright Air Museum.  Pictured with the scouts is Chris Centi, Aerospace and Science Coordinator, who demonstrated the award requirements on the dome and with a telescope.  The scouts hope to return for a fun visit to see shows on the dome, fly the simulators, and guide the rover on the Mars...

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