Museum of Aviation, a source of pride for Warner Robins
WARNER ROBINS, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – The Museum of Aviation in Warner Robins has been host to around 13 million guests, but that sort of success doesn’t happen without a significant support structure behind the scenes.
“I’m enjoying the opportunity here with a great group of people,” said Marilyn Ashmore, the Capital Campaign Director for the Museum of Aviation Foundation.
Ashmore’s job is to raise money for the museum, which doesn’t charge an admission fee.
“We do events all year that are intended to bring in a variety of audiences, and some we advertise on our website,” Ashmore continued.
The Museum of Aviation is a 51-acre complex filled with all sorts of history of the United States Air Force, including one particular fighter jet which rests in the museum’s Century of Flight hangar.
“We’re in front of the F-102, which was introduced in the Air Force in the 1950s. It’s known as the Delta Dagger,” Ashmore said. “It’s a lot to see, a lot to learn about. It really brings people together with the stories we’re trying to preserve… it gives families to really hear stories sometimes for the first time.”
In such a tight knit community that is Warner Robins, Ashmore understands the importance the Museum of Aviation has in keeping with that ideal, “It’s a sense of pride, of course, with Robins Air Force Base, the 30 year history of the museum. It didn’t just happen overnight.””We have a place to rally patriotism on a daily basis.”
Museum of Aviation Information:
The Museum of Aviation is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week. It’s located at GA Hwy 247 & Russell Parkway. Again, admission is free. Here’s a link to the museum’s website.