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Win a Chance to Become a Fighter Pilot for a Day

May 19, 2015

The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History is offering a chance for a lucky winner to experience the thrill and excitement of being an Air Combat U.S.A. Fighter Pilot for a day. The Museum is conducting a raffle with a prize package that includes a real Fighter Pilot experience for one at the winner’s choice of a participating location across the U.S., a 3-night stay in a Hyatt Place Hotel and round-trip airfare for two.

The raffle will support the Museum’s campaign, “Operation Preservation,” to restore multiple aircraft and missiles in Heritage Park, the outdoor exhibit space. “Operation Preservation” is an on-going campaign aimed at raising funds for the Museum’s restoration projects. Money raised for “Operation Preservation” will refurbish aircraft including the Museum’s own B-29 Superfortress, the B-52B Stratofortress, the A-7 Corsair II and the F-105D Thurnderchief.

“One very lucky individual will have a ride of a lifetime when they win this unique and exciting opportunity,” said Jim Walther, Museum Director. “This is a perfect prize to highlight our vital effort to restore our own iconic aircraft at the Museum and to provide a unique experience that honors our military aviators.”

The raffle prize package - consisting of one day where an individual will experience basic air combat maneuvers in an airplane, hotel accommodations and round-trip flight accommodations to the winner’s choice of participating locations around the U.S. – has a total value of $5,480 and flight schedules can be found at Raffle tickets are $50 each or $125 for three tickets, and only 500 tickets will be sold.

The raffle begins at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 1, 2015, and ends at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 30, 2015. The drawing will be held on Monday, October 5, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. MST. The winner need not be present at the drawing to win.  There is no limit to the number of tickets a person may purchase. To learn more about Operation Preservation, and to view the terms and conditions of the raffle, click here.

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