Fort Worth Aviation Museum and Cooper's BBQ Lunch, Fort Worth, TX, Saturday, May 18, 10am

Join us for a guided tour of the Fort Worth Aviation Museum.  It features a collection of over 30 cold war warbirds which includes a US Navy Blue Angel F/A-18 Hornet, an F-14 Tomcat carrier fighter, a T-33 jet trainer, a Vietnam-era Forward Air Controller (FAC) OV-10 Bronco, and many more aircraft in the outdoor display. You can see the aircraft up close and touch them.  The indoor displays include the Forward Air Controllers gallery, honoring the brave FACs who flew very close-in support missions for ground troops and identified targets for prosecution, sometimes by themselves.  We will meet at the museum and, if the grounds are dry enough, will be guided to park among the aircraft for some photo ops.  After our museum visit, we will enjoy a BBQ lunch at Cooper's near the Stockyards.

As we will remain in Fort Worth, there will be no caravans.  Please make your own way to the venues below.  Parking maps are also below.

 We are NOT visiting the nearby Vintage Flying Museum.  Please make sure you go to the Fort Worth Aviation Museum.

Date:  Saturday, May 18. 
10:00am: Museum:  Fort Worth Aviation Museum, 3300 Ross Ave Fort Worth, TX 76106, (855) 733-8627. Parking map below. Please be on time.
12:30pm:    Lunch:  Cooper's Old Time Pit BBQ, 301 Stockyards Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76164. (817) 626-6464. Let us all try to arrive at the same time.  We will be seated at the covered patio to the right of the main entrance.  Parking map below.  Get your own food, pay your own. 

Signup and Costs:
We will charge an event fee of $15 per person.  Non-member guests are welcome. 
The event fee will cover museum admission, docent tip and administrative costs.  Lunch at Cooper's BBQ is pay your own. 
Help us out by signing up as soon as you can.  We need to apprise headcount to our venues.  You have 2 ways to pay:

1)  To pay online using your credit card:

Click the button below to pay via PayPal.  You do not need a PayPal Account to do so.  Please ensure the quantity reflects the number of attendees in your party.  Your online payment serves as your registration.

2)  To pay with a check:
Please advise how many are attending and send your event fee as soon as possible to assure your spot(s).  Make your check out to MBCA and send to DJ de Jesus, 4159 Charron Lane, Fort Worth, TX 76116. To advise the club to hold your spot(s),
click to email DJ de Jesus or call him at (817) 319-3033.

10am: Parking Map, Fort Worth Aviation Museum:  3300 Ross Ave, Fort Worth. 
We will line up on Ross Avenue in front of the Meacham gate beside the aviation museum parking lot at 10am. From there, we will be led through the gate and guided to park amongst the aircraft if the grounds are dry enough or on the street if the grounds are too wet. Please be on time.

12:30pm: Parking Map, Cooper's BBQ: 301 Stockyards Blvd, Fort Worth. 
The reservation is made for the Mercedes-Benz Car Club.  We will park to the right of the main entrance.  Let us try to arrive at the same time so please do not leave the museum early.  Parking is supposed to be free because we have Cooper's reservations, but some attendants may not know that.  If an attendant approaches you, say we have reservations at Cooper's.  If they insist on the $10 fee, pay them and get the receipt so Sean or Les, restaurant management, can reimburse you by taking the parking fee off the cost of your meal.  We will be seated at the covered patio as shown below.