June 3 - Byron, GA
June 10 - Fort Valley, GA
Mission Quest F-15 Flight Simulator
The Mission Quest Flight Simulation Program F-15E tactical fighter simulator will be a featured attraction at the 30th annual Georgia Peach Festival. Festivalgoers will be allowed to fly the two-seat F-15E on the front lawn of the courthouse Saturday, June 4, from 10am-4pm.
Based at the Museum of Aviation at Robins Air Force Base, the Mission Quest Flight Simulator';s state-of-the-art software and hardware create an exciting and accurate experience.
The Museum of Aviation is the second-largest aerospace museum of the United States Air Force. The museum's five buildings on a 51 acre campus house nearly 100 aircraft. The SR-71A Blackbird on display is the current record holder for flight airspeed. Serial number 61-7958 set an absolute speed record of 2,193.2 mph on July 28, 1976, which stands today.
The collection dates from a replica of an early 1896 glider to modern-era aircraft such as the B-1B bomber, the Blackbird, the U-2 Dragon Lady and F-15 Eagle. The Museum is accredited by the American Association of Museums. Exhibits tell the story of aviation events from World War II to the present, including depicting the mission of Robins Air Force Base, the largest industrial employer in Georgia.The on-site Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame displays the achievements and artifacts of civilian and military men and women who made significant contributions to aviation in Georgia.
Admission is free and the museum is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily except Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day and Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve after 1 pm. The Museum is located 10 miles east of I-75 exit 144 at the end of Russell Parkway.