Plane Talk


Plane Talk Lecture Series


The Hill Aerospace Museum hosts a plane talk series featuring speakers related to heritage of Hill Air Force Base, the United States Air Force, other military branches, and many other subjects related aerospace and the defense industry. Plane Talk began at the Hill Aerospace Museum more than twenty years ago. The speaker series has usually taken place at the Hill Aerospace Museum each Saturday during the fall and winter months. The series has featured hundreds of notable speakers including Senator Garn, former Viet Nam prisoner of war, Col. Jay Hess, Rear Admiral Jerry Taylor, Col. Robert H. Hinckley, former USAF SAC Commander, Gen. Russell Dougherty, former Hill AFB Commander, Gen.Marc Reynolds and many more.

 Plane Talk begins at 1:00 pm in the Hill Aerospace Museum theater.



December 7, 2019:         Lt. Gen. Marc C. Reynolds Aerospace Center for Education Staff

December 14, 2019:       No Plane Talk                     Santa & Mrs. Claus Visiting the Museum

December 21, 2019:       Natalie Turner                    Helicopter Flight Instructor

December 28, 2019:       No Plane Talk                     Christmas Holiday


Additional Information on Speakers:


December 7, 2019 ; Lt. Gen. Marc C. Reynolds Aerospace Center for Education Staff

The Lt. Gen. Marc C. Reynolds Aerospace Center for Education’s mission is to provide a unique and safe learning environment to encourage interest in history and STEM education, inspire the next generation of young people, and strengthen the relationship between Hill Air Force Base and surrounding communities. In 2018, the museum’s education center had more than 35,000 students participate in it’s programs. The education center teaches 13 STEM topics, as well as forthcoming history lessons. Come learn about what the Lt. Gen. Marc C. Reynolds Aerospace Center for Education does and have some fun.

December 14, 2019 – No Lecture – Santa and Mrs. Claus Visit

December 21, 2019 – Natalie Turner

Natalie Turner is a 22-year-old helicopter flight instructor at Universal Helicopters, where she received her very first pilot license at the age of 19. She currently has five helicopter ratings from Universal Helicopters, and she has future plans to get her fixed-wing ratings as well. Natalie is a two-year volunteer at Hill Aerospace Museum, where she is part of the Crew Chief Program. Under this program, she helps care for and maintain all six helicopters at the museum.

December 14, 2019 – No Lecture 


Free Admission