Friday Technical Tour
USS Midway Museum
October 11th, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m
Meet in the Sheraton Marina Tower Hotel Lobby at 8:15 a.m.
Cost: $65, includes transportation, tour, and admission to the museum.
The USS Midway is one of America’s longest serving aircraft carriers. Today, she sits as a majestic and historic reminder of one of the most challenging periods in United States history.
Commissioned a week after the end of World War II, Midway was the largest ship in the world until 1955, as well as the first U.S. aircraft carrier too big to transit the Panama Canal. She operated for 47 years, during which time she saw action in the Vietnam War and served as the Persian Gulf flagship in 1991’s Operation Desert Storm. Decommissioned in 1992, she is now a museum ship docked permanently in San Diego, California.
With more than 30 restored aircraft, and nearly 10 acres of exhibits and displays, the Midway brings you the most complete cross-section of carrier aviation in the world. From high up on the bridge down to the main engine room, let us take you on a unique warship journey that engages the sights, sounds, and aromas of this symbol of American freedom.
A volunteer Docent will guide our group through selected areas of the ship, afterwards which you are invited to explore the exhibits and activities at your leisure. Don’t miss the “Voices of Midway” film detailing the events of the Battle of Midway!
Space for this outing is limited, available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Note: it is recommended that visitors wear comfortable clothing and shoes as the tour can take in quite a bit of walking as well as stairs and ship’s ladders. Attendees may also want to bring a jacket as some of the spaces, especially the Flight Deck, can be quite cool.