Airplane Ride Day planned at Freeman Field

The public will have the opportunity to enjoy views of Seymour from the air from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday during the Freeman Army Airfield Museum’s Bicentennial Airplane Ride Day. A tax-deductible donation of $20 per person will be accepted.

This unique event commemorates Indiana’s 200 years as a state and also celebrates Freeman Army Airfield’s role in aviation and national history, including its time as a foreign aircraft evaluation center and also as the impetus for desegregating the United States military through what became known as the Freeman Field Mutiny.

Throughout the event, the Freeman Army Airfield Museum will be open for free tours of its two buildings filled with World War II artifacts and recovered enemy aircraft parts. 

The museum is at 1035 A Ave., across the street from the airport terminal building.

The airplane rides will be at Cherry Hill Aviation, diagonally across the street from the museum, and other airplanes will be on display there for visitors to get close-up views.

There is plenty of free parking.