June 22, 2013Discovery Saturday11amNaval Aviation Museum1750 Radford Blvd.Pensacola, FL 32508850-453-2389 phoneAs part of the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation's Discovery Saturday series, we are pleased to welcome back aviation author Mr. Brad Elward as he presents the "S-3 Viking". A book signing of his book "S-3 Viking - In Action" will follow his presentation. The Lockheed S-3 Viking was developed in the late 1960's to serve as a dedicated carrier-based anti submarine aircraft. Over the years, it evolved into an outstanding surveillance and anit-surface platform, effective not only against submarines but also large and small surface ships. Learn about the aircraft's role in Operation Desert Storm and how lessons learned impacted the Viking's mission during latter pat of 1990's and 2000's. "Discovery Saturday" is FREE and open to the public.
NAS Pensacola Light House
Pensacola Lighthouse & Museum offers climbing tours of the landmark 1859 lighthouse. The Lighthouse, situated on Pensacola Bay across from the Naval Aviation Museum, offers indoor and outdoor history exhibits, gift shop, Blue Angel and Light of the Moon Tours, ghost hunts, weddings and special events. The Richard C. Callaway Museum, in the restored 1869 keeper's quarters, offers local history exhibits including: Native American, Presidio Santa Maria de Galve, and the first Pensacola Lighthouse. Programs include a free history lecture series, sunset tours, children’s programs, weddings and special events. The Lighthouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
AmenitiesCategory: Archaeological Site, Artists & Galleries, Cultural Center, Family Fun, Historic Attractions, Museum Art, Museum Children's, Museum Historical, Museum Science, Walking Tours, Disabled Traveler Information: ADA Compliant, Facility Amenities: Gift Shop, Time To Experience Activity: Full day, Tour Information: Customized tours, Self-guided tours,