Close-up view at Wings and Wheels event

By Mary Lou Gorny
Hilltop Times Editor
September 8, 2011

Once again the Hill Aerospace Museum is hosting its annual Wings and Wheels Car Show and Open Aircraft Day, Sept. 17, beginning at 9 a.m.

"We will have up to 20 aircraft open and some of the air carriers you'll be able to walk through," explained Nathan Myers, museum curator.

"Some of the cockpits of the fighter jets you'll be able to look into," he said. Some of the helicopters will be open as well.

Museum volunteers will be on hand with plenty of knowledge and experience to answer questions and talk about the planes and their own experiences.

"We encourage everybody who attends to bring a canned good, nonperishable food item, which we will collect," said Myers. Items will go to local community food pantries who support Hill and retired military members as part of the Food for Life portion of the event.

Patrons will also get the chance to participate in tasting various chili renditions at a chili chook-off sponsored by the Air Force Association Chapter 235 . For $4 a person or $10 a family, patrons can taste the various presentations at noon. The organization supports various military family charitable efforts at Hill.

Also, the 9/11 Memorial Motorcycle ride will finish at the museum that day, organized by the AFA Chapter 237.

Demonstrations by security forces military working dogs and a fire department engine static display are scheduled, and the Ogden Concert Band will be playing at noon in the special events area.

JC Hackett will repeat as DJ for the car show. Anyone interested in entering their vehicle must be at the museum by 9. Registration that day will be $15 a car, cash only. Hot dogs, snowcones and other refreshments will be available for purchase.

"We encourage everyone to take advantage of the opportunity to see the insides and cockpits of some unique and historical planes and helicopters and also support the local community with the food drive," said Myers.

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