Aviation museum in Georgetown hosting breakfast, flights May 8


GEORGETOWN — Military aviation history and in-flight adventures augment the menu for the Delaware Aviation Museum Foundation’s pancake breakfast and open house May 8.

The event will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Delaware Coastal Airport in Georgetown, and the public is invited to fly or drive in.

“We are excited to be able to offer the public historical insights of military aviation through our flight adventures and museum tours,” said Bob Ferguson, director of operations for the foundation. “The flight adventures will be in the North American B-25 medium bomber, Korean War-era L-16 and Vietnam-era L-19.”

The pancake breakfast is by donation, and admission to the open house is free. There will be museum tours and lectures about the history of the North American B-25 bomber, the Doolittle Raid over Tokyo and background on various aviation artifacts.

“It is a wonderful opportunity to teach the younger generations about some of the historical aspects of military aviation,” Mr. Ferguson said.

Flight adventures can be purchased in advance here, and reservations to the breakfast can be made here. Seats on the flights tend to sell out quickly, so the public is encouraged to book early. Flights that are not sold in advance will be available for purchase at the open house.

In addition to the three warbird aircraft, there will be static displays of the World War II and post-WWII training aircraft, the de Havilland Tiger Moth and the de Havilland Chipmunk.

Arguably, the Tiger Moth is one of the most famous WWII trainers. It was used by the United Kingdom’s Royal Air Force and the Royal Canadian Air Force to train fighter and bomber pilots.

The Delaware Aviation Museum Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, and donations may be tax-deductible. This event will observe federal, state and local COVID-19 pandemic guidelines.