Dayton, Ohio – June 29, 2023The Air Force Museum Foundation, Inc. continues the 2023 After Dark series of after-hours events Saturday, July 8, with Spies & Superheroes at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. for this adults-only (21+) event, which will run from 6:00–10:00 p.m. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased at, or by calling 937.751.1550.

The CH-3E Black Mariah helicopter that flew highly classified special missions with the 20th Helicopter Squadron in Southeast Asia will be open to walk through. Also, the cockpits of several aircraft will be open for viewing: the Museum’s SR-71A, the first of the world's fastest and highest-flying operational aircraft to fly a mission; an RF-4C Phantom II that flew missions from Vietnam until Desert Storm; an RF-86F “Haymaker” Sabre that overflew Soviet, North Korean, and communist Chinese territory in the mid-1950s; and an RF-101C Voodoo that flew over Cuba during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

In addition, rarely seen artifacts from the Museum’s collection specially curated for this event will be on display highlighting the Air Force’s reconnaissance, surveillance, and counter-espionage efforts.

Attendees are encouraged to dress up as their favorite spy or superhero and compete in the costume contest hosted by Andy Farmer. There will also be Spies & Superheroes trivia with prizes, and themed live-action games.

Hors d’oeuvres buffet will be provided. A selection of adult beverages will be available for purchase at cash bars.

The event is sponsored by Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP.

About the Air Force Museum Foundation

The Air Force Museum Foundation, Inc., raises funds and awareness in support of the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. The Air Force Museum Foundation, Inc., is a Section 501 (c)(3) private, non­profit organization. It is not part of the Department of Defense or any of its components, and it has no government status. The use of the Roundel image in the Foundation's logo is with the permission of the United States Air Force; endorsement by the Department of Defense or the United States Air Force in fundraising activities of the Foundation is not intended nor implied pursuant to DoDI 5535.12. For more information on the Air Force Museum Foundation, visit

About the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, Ohio, is the world’s largest military aviation museum. With free admission and parking, the museum features more than 350 aerospace vehicles and missiles and thousands of artifacts amid more than 19 acres of indoor exhibit space. Each year about one million visitors from around the world come to the museum. For more information, visit

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