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3 weeks ago

Collings Foundation

The American Heritage Museum is open again this week from Wednesday through Sunday from 10:00am to 5:00pm daily! Over 95 tanks, military vehicles, and large artifacts and 65,000 square feet of social distancing friendly display space awaits you and your family! www.americanheritagemuseum.org/plan-your-visit/hours-admission/ ...

1 month ago

Collings Foundation

The American Heritage Museum re-opens on Wednesday, July 8th, 2020 and will be open Wednesday through Sunday each week from 10am to 5pm daily through the summer! The State of Massachusetts requires all visitors to wear face masks, so please be prepared. We appreciate your patience and look forward to seeing you!The American Heritage Museum will open Wednesday July 8th! Standard hours will be Wednesday through Sunday, 10 AM to 5 PM. We ask that all visitors wear face masks while visiting the indoor spaces per state requirements. We have been closed since March - so will be really great to see all of you again soon!

Please spread the word! We have been cleaning and polishing for months now. Everything is in ship-shape and ready! We are going to be hosting our first Tank Demo Days, August 15th and 16th. Visit the news and events page on our website for more information.
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1 month ago

Collings Foundation

Geoffrey Roth Watch Engineering is paying tribute to the Collings Foundation's Consolidated B-24 Liberator "Witchcraft" with the new limited edition HH7 Pilot Watch. Geoffrey Roth will be donating $250 of every sale to support the B-24 Liberator. Learn more at www.collingsfoundation.org/2020/07/limited-edition-b-24-liberator-witchcraft-aviator-watch-by-geo... ...

1 month ago

Collings Foundation

Now booking throughout the summer is our M4A3 Sherman Tank Driving Experience right here in Hudson, MA at the American Heritage Museum! Get a preview with the new video below! This is the moviestar tank that was driven by James Garner in the movie "Tank" and has been outfitted with dual controls, so no manual transmission experience is necessary! Learn more at www.americanheritagemuseum.org/tank-driving-experiences/
Video link: youtu.be/sFNgEIMXZWM
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 Vietnam Memorial Flight
Flight Experience & Flight Training Programs.

2020 Update:
The VMF F-4 Phantom and TA-4 Skyhawk Flight Experience and Flight Training Program and the Me-262 Flight Training Program in Houston is on-hold for the remainder of the 2020 season. We look forward to offering the programs again in 2021.

A Vietnam Jet Flight Experience You Will Never Forget
The Collings Foundation announces that, for the first time ever, flight programs are now available to members of the public in a McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom and Douglas TA-4J Skyhawk. This once in a lifetime opportunity allows both pilots and non-pilots to experience the most important jet fighter of the Vietnam/Cold War era. Just imagine what 35,000 lbs of thrust feels like in the F-4 Phantom! – Or the incredible roll-rate and nimble flight characteristics of the TA-4 Skyhawk!

The F-4 Phantom and TA-4J Skyhawk FLIGHT TRAINING PROGRAM takes place at the Collings Foundation’s Houston, Texas facility. Each participant will take part in academic sessions on the aircraft, which will include presentation safety procedures, ejection seat training and cockpit orientation, before donning a Nomex flight-suit and strapping into one of the most powerful civilian operated fighters in the world. Flights will be personally tailored to each student’s interests and capabilities. Flights last approximately 40 minutes in duration depending on fuel burn.

F-4 Phantom: $15,000
TA-4J Skyhawk: $8,000
50% deposit required on sign-up.
For more information, please email Ryan Keough, Director of Development at rkeough@collingsfoundation.org

Messerschmitt Me 262
Flight Training Programs

The Collings Foundation is offering Unusual Attitude / Upset Training and Type Ratings in one of the most historically important and iconic jet aircraft – the Messerschmitt Me 262.

60 years after the birth of the Me 262, the influence of this revolutionary jet can still be seen in contemporary aircraft. Swept wings, automatic slats and the modular construction are examples of technology introduced in the Me 262. At the time, the 262 was a fighter of absolutely unrivaled potential. Thankfully, full production of the Me 262 did not start until 1944, and with fuel shortages and lack of materials it was too late to effect the outcome of WWII.

A very limited continuation production run sponsored by the Messerschmitt Foundation recreated four aircraft to exacting standards from an original Me 262 trainer. The only modern concessions are CJ-610 jet engines, modern avionics and improved materials and metals. Currently, there are only three Me 262 recreations flying: two in the United States and one in Germany. Our Me 262 “White 1” carries a continuation of the original work numbers assigned, with updated engines and safety equipment.

Messerschmitt Me 262 Unusual Attitude / Upset Training Flight Training takes place at the Collings Foundation’s Houston, Texas facility. Requirements: Pilot license with multi-engine rating and current 3rd class medical.
Cost: $5,000

Messerschmitt Me 262 Type Rating takes place the the Collings Foundation’s Houston, Texas facility. Requirements: Must posses at least a United States private pilot certificate with multi-engine land rating, current 3rd class medical, minimum 1,000 hours pilot flight time, including 500 hours as PIC in multi-engine aircraft category.
Cost: $3500 per flight hour plus fuel

For more information, please email Ryan Keough, Director of Development at rkeough@collingsfoundation.org

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COVID-19 Event Cancellations & Closure

Due to the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak in Massachusetts, the Father's Day Open House / "Tanks, Wings, & Wheels" event in partnership with the American Heritage Museum has been CANCELLED for June 20-21, 2020. Additionally, the American Heritage Museum is CLOSED until Phase III re-openings are announced in the state. We will make announcements here and on our Facebook page when re-opening is announced.