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Category: aviation

New Exhibit Remembers Air Zoo Co-Founder

Get to know our co-founder, Preston “Pete” Parish in our new, inhouse exhibition Planes, Principles, & Positivity: Remembering Pete Parish now on display.  Follow Pete’s entrance into the U.S. Marines with his college best friend, Pete Richards. Learn more about Pete’s military career, including his service at Guadalcanal and Peleliu during World War II. See the model of the ship that claimed Pete’s best friend’s life, sand from Peleliu, and an... Read More
at Friday, Apr 29, 2022
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The Air Zoo partners with STEM Flights to offer free flight experiences for local students.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Air Zoo Media Contact: Nikki Statler, Director of Marketing  Phone: 269.350.2811  Email: nstatler@airzoo.org   STEM Flights Media Contact: Carley Walker  Phone: 703.851.7952  Email: carley@stemflights.org   The Air Zoo Aerospace and Science Center has partnered with a fellow nonprofit to deliver free educational flight experiences for middle and high school students in the greater Kalamazoo area.  The flights are... Read More
Posted by Nikki Statler at Tuesday, May 11, 2021
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Building a Model

As many prepare for the winter weather and the holidays, your Air Zoo Exhibits and Collections departments are also busy working on exhibits for 2021. One of those new exhibits will explore the history of and give guests a look into a model aircraft and spacecraft building. America’s fascination with aviation rose right along with Orville and Wilbur Wright’s first aircraft. When Charles Lindbergh flew across the Atlantic in 1927, businesses including the Cleveland Model &... Read More
Posted by Nikki Statler at Wednesday, Nov 25, 2020
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How the Air Zoo inspired a young man and his dream

It can be hard to quantify the positive impact a cultural institution has on its community without experiencing that impact firsthand. MSgt. Darrik Thompson, USAF, retired, is just such a person, and for him the Air Zoo and the positive impact it has had on his life hold a very special place in his heart. “The Delano family [co-founder Sue Parish’s family] introduced my grandparents,” he recounts succinctly, “and my grandfather introduced me to aviation through the Air... Read More
Posted by Nikki Statler at Thursday, Jul 25, 2019
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