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Hill museum to let public tour 25+ aircraft Saturday

HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Some of the most extraordinary planes in military history will open their doors to the public Saturday at the Hill Aerospace Museum.

The museum is holding its annual Food for Life and Open Aircraft Day from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The event not only lets the community get up close and personal with planes that are normally closed to public access, but it helps out the community, as well, according to a news release from Hill Air Force Base.

Visitors to the museum are asked to bring a can of food or other nonperishable food item, which will be donated to the base's food pantry, serving the Hill Air Force Base community.

Open Aircraft Day gives visitors access to look inside or walk through more than 25 of the nation's most historic planes, including the C-7 Caribou, the F-111 Aardvark, the A-10 Warthog, the F-16 Fighting Falcon and the C-130 Hercules.

More than 100 vintage cars, including the record-setting race car "Mormon Meteor III," will be on display in the Wings and Wheels car show. The Air Force Association will hold its annual chili cook-off on the front lawn of the museum, and several other activities will be on display.

Food vendors will be selling hot dogs, hamburgers, cold drinks and ice cream.

Saturday's activities are open to the public, and access to the museum is free and does not require a gate pass.

The museum is located on the east side of I-15 in Roy. Take Exit 338 and enter the museum grounds just before Hill's Roy Gate.

— Joseph M. Dougherty