Bring The Family And Join Us!

By Mike Whaley

Hi folks,
For the last few month our Director of events, Dawn Golas, has been putting out an events list for the staff and local volunteers. I know many of you aren’t in the area, but thought you would like to see what we are up to these days. It is very seldom quiet here, so if you have the chance to join us for any of these events or those to come, we would be glad to see you.Regards,
Jim Hodgson

Veterans Memorial Air Park
3300 Ross Avenue · Fort Worth, TX 76106


VMAP – July 2011 Activity Report

June 27, 2011

June is almost over and July will be here in a couple of days. That means the year is on the downhill side and the holidays will be here sooner that we think, along with all sorts of activities. Something new is always going on at VMAP, so come out and share it with us. This weekend had plenty of visitor activity and just enough breaks in-between to get some work done on the facility and do some housekeeping too. And then it was “Movie Time” showing “Air America”. Things are really cooking with Movie Time now that the Ready Room is going hi-tech; nice work Jack Bass and David Grainger. I can’t wait to see it this week. And the rest rooms are being upgraded with tile work thanks to John Harrell. Good job John (or good John job), it looks great. If we are going to get all fancy, we’ll have to take the half moons off the doors. The movies are free with paid admission of $5. We also have movie passes that give you all the summer movies for $10. I’ll be running the concessions with cold drinks, popcorn, and candy. Donations of $1 per item go towards maintaining our fleet of aircraft and to resupplying the refreshments stock.

If anyone has some time to spare, we could use some help with these on-going projects:

  • Mowing under the aircraft with the hand mowers.
  • Mowing the yard – for safety concerns you must be checked out before using the new mower.
  • Cleaning up the shop building.
  • Getting rid of weeds in the parking lot. That is one of the first things our customers see, so we need to keep it looking good.
  • Doing FOD walks on the grounds to pick up the trash and tree limbs that the wind keeps blowing into the yard.

NOTE: Due to a number of different reasons we are moving the Founder’s Day Picnic to August 20th. We have numerous scheduling conflicts this month, so it was decided to wait a bit longer as we just had a Memorial Day Picnic anyway. It will be indoors and we can watch movies too (perhaps a dinner theater).


2 Saturday 2:00 pm Movie Time – Hot Shots
6 Wednesday 4:00 pm Movie Time – Airplane!
7 Thursday 1:00 pm Meacham Tenants Meeting (Meacham Terminal)
9 Saturday 8:30 am
2:00 pm
F-111 Work Day
Movie Time – Hot Shots – Part Deux
13 Wednesday 4:00 pm Movie Time – The High & The Mighty
16 Saturday 8:30 am
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
2:00 pm
CAP Work Day
Meacham Birthday Commemoration Celebration (Meacham Terminal)
Movie Time – Stealth
17 Sunday 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm VMAP Anniversary & Centennial Celebration Open House
19 Tuesday 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm B-36 Peacemaker Museum Lecture Series – “WWII Carpetbagger Program”
20 Wednesday 4:00 pm Movie Time – Airport
21 Thursday 4:00 pm Aviation Advisory Board Meeting (Meacham Terminal)
23 Saturday 8:30 am
2:00 pm
Devil Dogs Work Day
Movie Time – Flying Tigers
27 Wednesday 4:00 pm Movie Time – The Concord – Airport ’79
30 Saturday All Day
2:00 pm
VMAP Clean Up Day – Yard, Buildings, Aircraft
Movie Time – Tora, Tora, Tora

If I have left anything thing off or need correction, please let me know.


Dawn Golas
Director of Events