The Aviation Museum of Kentucky is located at Blue Grass Airport in Lexington. Opened to the public in August 1995, it includes 12,000 square feet of exhibit space, a library, a gift shop, and a restoration and repair shop.
The museum collection includes historic airplanes, training equipment, photos, and documents. Many of the original items were gathered from the personal collections of members of the Kentucky Aviation History Roundtable, the local aviation enthusiasts who conceived the idea of a permanent museum. Today, an active volunteer support and fund-raising organization works to expand offerings, acquire and build new exhibits, and host special events.
The AMK also includes a variety of hands-on educational activities that let visitors experience the sensations and the science of flight. One of the most popular programs, seen in the field trip, is the annual Aviation Summer Camp for students ages 10-15. Held in several cities around Kentucky, the camps introduce students to the physics of flight and the history of aviation while they help plan their graduation activitya flight in a four-seat airplane.
Located on Hangar Drive, just off the main entranceway to Blue Grass Airport, the Aviation Museum of Kentucky is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm ET and Sunday from 1:00 to 5:00 pm ET. For more information, call (859) 231-1219, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the museum web site at www.aviationky.org.