Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

BWG Events

aviation summer camps 2021

the aviation museum of kentucky, hosted by bwg

Aviation Summer Camps are back this year! The Jim & Jan Bohannon Aviation Summer Camp will take place July 13-14 for ages 10-17 and the Bob & Cara Pitchford Aviation Summer Camp will take place July 15-16 for ages 10-adult! Visit the Aviation Summer Camp page for all the information.

There are no other upcoming events planned at BWG at this time. Check back at a later date for other events on our airfield. See below events for Bowling Green, Kentucky:

Other Bowling Green Events

Aviation heritage park open cockpit day

at aviation heritage park

When: April 24, 2021 10:00AM-2:00PM

Where: Aviation Heritage Park, 1825 Three Springs Rd, Bowling Green

What: AHP welcomes the public to have an up-close look at all the park warbirds. The cockpits will be open on all eight of the static displays for you to check out the perfectly restored interiors. Each will have a knowledgeable docent on hand discussing the aircraft and telling the stories of the pilots. Guest docents will include Brigadier General Dan Cherry, pilot of Phantom 550, Col. Arnie Franklin, F-111 pilot and leader of the USAF portion of Operation Eldorado Canyon, Sgt Patrick O’Leary, a former crew chief for HMX1, and Major General Allen Youngman, former Kentucky Adjutant General.

Viewing platforms will be available for all the park aircraft. From this vantage, park visitors can look inside Marine One, the Panther, Shooting Star, Phantom 550, Aardvark, the UH1, all owned (and regulated) by governmental agencies. Interested visitors may get into the Talon- flown by every astronaut who walked on the moon. The T-38 is owned by Warren County/Aviation Heritage Park. The Cub, honoring Willa Brown, will also be open for viewing inside the park’s restoration tent.

Get the camera ready when you climb up to see the Northrup T-38 Talon. You are invited to not only look, but climb into the seat. The NASA trainer, honoring local astronaut Terry Wilcutt, was flown by all the astronauts who have ever walked on the moon. Additionally, the pilots who have been in its seat include all 6 Mercury missions through 1963, the 10 Gemini missions, and the Apollo program.

Visit https://www.aviationheritagepark.com/event/open-cockpit/ for more information.

4Yoga virtual yoga classes

Hosted by the pots place gallery and studio

4Yoga is streaming classes daily on its Facebook page. Please visit https://www.facebook.com/4yogaBG/  for more information.

car-toon creatures, kustom kars and corvettes

national corvette museum

When: September 28, 2020 – April 25, 2021, recurring daily 8:00am-5:00pm

Location: National Corvette Museum- 350 Corvette Drive, National Corvette Museum, KY

Contact: (270) 781-7973

Price: Included with museum admission

The National Corvette Museum has teamed up with Tom Peters, retired Director of Exterior Design for the 8th Generation Stingray Corvette, to put together a new exhibit: Car-toon Creatures, Kustom Kars and Corvettes: The Art and Influence of Ed “Big Daddy” Roth.

“Ed Roth was one of Tom’s biggest artistic influences growing up,” said Bob Bubnis, museum historical media coordinator and lead curator of this exhibit. “Back in the 1950s and ’60s, kids who liked cars bought hot rod magazines along with t-shirts, models, stickers and toys from Roth Studios. They featured caricatures of cars with giant smoking slicks and fire coming out of the exhaust, with blown engines and cartoon monsters at the wheel. … The most notable one was Rat Fink, who will serve as the mascot throughout this exhibit.”

The museum is bringing in cars from builders who were inspired by Ed Roth, such as the Iron Orchid built by Dave Shuten, Gary Reid’s Bubble Ray Corvette and a Rat Rod. This part of the exhibit showcases the personal takes enthusiasts have had on Roth’s work.

The exhibit will feature other surprises along the way, with the tour ending featuring a re-creation of Tom’s studio at the GM Tech Center, along with one of the Corvettes he designed from the Transformers movies. To face off with that Corvette, we’re also going to have a special car on loan from Galpin Auto Sports–their new Galpin Ford GTR1 supercar. The cars, together, dramatically show how Ed Roth influenced the automotive world as a whole.