Planes, Trains, & Autos

Planes Trains & Autos October 7-8, 2017
Includes Super Hero Day

Ashland, NE (September 5, 2017) – The Strategic Air Command and Aerospace Museum is holding a Planes, Trains & Autos event on October 7-8, 2017. The event, designed to educate museum guests on various modes of transportation during the Cold War, features era-specific autos, aircraft and three interactive model train displays throughout the museum.

Automobiles will be nestled around several Cold War aircraft heroes such as the B-36 Peacemaker, the largest production bomber ever built; the B-47 Stratojet, the first swept-wing jet-propelled bomber produced in large numbers; the B-52 Stratofortress, a high-altitude strategic bomber with intercontinental ranges; and the B-58 Hustler, the first supersonic bomber to set world speed records.

The Cold War era included the evolution of sports cars, hotrods and muscle cars. Over forty vehicles from these classes will be on display including some rare finds such as a 1968 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350, a 1972 all-original Hurst Cutlass Oldsmobile, a 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle, 1955 Austin Healey Roadster, 1967 Pontiac LeMans Pro-Touring, and a Z06 Chevrolet Corvette Military tribute race car.

Planes, Trains, and Autos are on display from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. October 7 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. October 8.

Saturday October 7, 2017 is Super Hero Day with Treats
To add to the event excitement, Wonderful Woman and Spider Guy will provide an autographed picture during the Super Hero trick-or treat event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Museum educators will help young guests create their own super hero cape and guests are encouraged to come in costume, bring a bag, and trick-or-treat around various stations at the museum.

Planes, Trains, and Auto’s and Super Hero Day are included in the cost of general admission; $12 per adult, $11 per senior or military, and $6 for children ages 4-12 (all rates subject to tax).