Events

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Airport Tours

While the Mitchell Gallery of Flight Museum does not provide formal tours, it is open to visitors 24 hours a day. Tours of General Mitchell International Airport are available to groups by prior appointment and the museum can be included on that tour. For tour information and appointments, contact the Airport Administration office at 414-747-5300.

Gallery Events

Date/Time Event Location
Mar. 12, 7 p.m. Mitchell Gallery Membership Meeting
Speaker: Jim "Fang" Maroney
The speaker for our March 12 membership meeting will be Jim “Fang” Maroney. During the week, Jim is Chief Pilot for a major airline. On summer weekends, Jim is an airshow pilot, flying his de Havilland Super Chipmunk for crowds across the USA.

Jim’s flying career started at age 4 when he took his first flight with his father in a J3 Cub. Fast forward a few years and he graduated number one out of 1,500 pilots from Naval Flight Training at Naval Air Station Pensacola. In 1983, Jim was rated number one in his class at the U. S. Navy Fighter Weapons School, “Top Gun,” at Naval Air Station Miramar. Jim flew F-18 Hornets for the Marine Corps until 1985, when he transferred to the North Dakota Air National Guard. While in the Guard, Jim flew the F-4 Phantom and F-16 Fighting Falcon, becoming squadron and group commander during his time. In 2002, he retired from the military.

In addition to his military career, Jim has an extensive airline background, with experience in the DC-10, 727, 747-200, 747-400, 757, and 767. Jim has also flown the P-51, T-6, T-28, Stearman, Pitts Special S-2B, and Turbine Air Tractor.
At the Gallery
Apr. 8, 4:30 p.m. Board of Directors Meeting Sijan Room, Gallery
Jun. 3, 4:30 p.m. Board of Directors Meeting Sijan Room, Gallery
Jun. 6 Flightlines Newsletter Submission Deadline NA
Jun. 10 GMO XXIX Golf Outing Muskego Lakes Country Club
Jul. 9,
7 p.m.
Mitchell Gallery Membership Meeting At the Gallery
Aug. 8 Flightlines Newsletter Submission Deadline  
Aug. 12, 4:30 p.m. Board of Directors Meeting Sijan Room, Gallery
Oct. 3 Flightlines Newsletter Submission Deadline NA
Oct. 14, 4:30 p.m. Board of Directors Meeting Sijan Room, Gallery
Nov. 12, 7 p.m. Mitchell Gallery Membership Meeting At the Gallery
Dec. 9, 4:30 p.m. Board of Directors Meeting Sijan Room, Gallery

Aviation Events

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