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Staff Sgt. Christopher Carranza washes a Beech C-45 Expeditor

Staff Sgt. Christopher Carranza washes a Beech C-45 Expeditor at the Travis Heritage Center on Travis Air Force Base.
The Travis Public Affairs Team adopted the World War II plane.
Teams from Travis Air Force Base have agreed to adopt and maintain several planes at the Travis Heritage Center.
(Aaron Rosenblatt/Daily Republic)

Space Exhibit
Will need volunteers to continue to help with finishing up the painting and reassembly of the new lay out of the exhibit.

Summer Project Schedule
We are now preparing the summer project schedules. We continue to work inside and will need volunteers to help with exhibit arrangements and painting. The outside projects are starting to ramp up. We will need outdoor cleanup crews, along with restoration volunteers that can help with getting our planes in shape for open cockpit days. Please contact the office at (707) 424-5883, if you can assist.

Weekend Warriors
We need weekend warriors that can come in on Saturday morning for 2-4 hours and help with moving and organizing. We have had a significant decrease in our volunteer staff on the weekends and we are asking for help. Active Duty, CAP, Boys Scouts, and JROTC this is a great opportunity to help out and get in some volunteer hours. Please contact the office at (707) 424-5883, if you can assist.

Featured Exhibit for June 2016
Indoor Exhibits - The Engine Room

The Engine Room
The Engine Room at Travis Heritage Center

The famed X-15 research aircraft project -- the “grandfather” of today’s Space Shuttle -- had somewhat of a problem during its earliest stages of development, when the Wright Air Development Center (Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio) Power Plant Laboratory pointed out the lack of an acceptable rocket engine as a major shortcoming of the original proposal by the National Advisory Committee of Aeronautics (forerunner of today’s National Aeronautics and Space Administration, or NASA). The laboratory suggested several rocket engines “more suitable” for manned aircraft, but essentially WADC urged further study before the final selection of a specific engine.  More information...

Gift Shop News

Gift Shop
Gift Shop

We now have the following books in the gift shop signed by the authors available for sale:

  • Taong Labas novel by Ken Sayler
  • Calculated Risk Memoir by Jonna Doolittle Hoppes
  • Just Doing My Job by Jonna Doolittle Hoppes
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