‘Summer is in the Air’ at the Southern Heritage Air Foundation reopening

‘Summer is in the Air’ at the Southern Heritage Air Foundation reopening

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Southern Heritage Air Foundation Museum is putting on a big “Summer is in the Air” reopening day event Saturday, June 13, from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m.

The museum is located at the Vicksburg Tallulah Regional Airport (175 VTR Airport Road, Tallulah, Louisiana).

Included in the day’s festivities are free museum tours, a charity rummage sale, plane rides, catfish plates and a chance to win $100.

The museum is full of memorabilia from local and regional WWII veterans, vintage and WWII aircraft that still fly.

Rummage sale items will include furniture, home decor, Christmas items, tons of clothes, books and much more.

Catfish plates are $15, and you can preorder yours here. plates include fried catfish, hushpuppies, french fries, baked beans and coleslaw. You’ll be entered into the $100 drawing for every plate you purchase. Plates will be available starting at 11 a.m., and the drawing will be held at 2 p.m.

Starting at 9 a.m, you can book a plane ride on one of the museum’s vintage aircrafts: $100 for ride in a 1945 L-5 Stinson, $150 for a bi-plane ride (open cockpit) and $350 for a ride in a 1943 WWII AT-6 Texan.

Email Chief Pilot Jimmy Fordham at jimmy@southernheritageair.org to schedule your flight. Plane rides may be canceled based on weather.

All proceeds support the Southern Heritage Air Foundation Museum.

COVID-19 safety guidelines will be followed to keep everyone as safe as possible.

For more information, visit the foundation website.