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Friday, January 20, 2012

New Museum App Released on iTunes and Android Market

Pensacola, Fla.– January 19, 2012 – To start the new year, download the official app of the National Naval Aviation Museum from iTunes and the Android Market. Located aboard NAS Pensacola, Florida, the National Naval Aviation Museum is one of the world’s largest aviation museums with over 350,000 square feet of displays and more than 150 beautifully restored aircraft representing Naval, Marine Corps and Coast Guard Aviation.

The National Naval Aviation Museum app is your go to source for information on the Museum aircraft and exhibits including exclusive photos and videos. Featuring an interactive map of the Museum and comprehensive guide to the collection, users have the ability to build their own tours, learn more details of the aircraft and displays, and keep track of upcoming events and museum news.

Cost for the app is $1.99 and all proceeds support the Museum, the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation and its mission to “Inspire and Educate” the public through the history of Naval Aviation. Last fall, the Foundation also released the official Blue Angels app also available on iTunes and the Android Market.

Features include:

    Interactive map of the facility giving you instant access to the Museum collection.
    Detailed descriptions, photos and multi-media of over two hundred Museum exhibits and aircraft.
    Create your own tour of the Museum or select one of our pre-built tours to act as your digital docent.
    Museum Twitter and Facebook feeds for the latest news and updates.
    A complete listing and guides to Museum activities, upcoming events, Blue Angels practice schedule and new exhibits.

Media Note: For more information about the National Naval Aviation Museum and Apps, contact Shelley Ragsdale or Donald Watson, Naval Aviation Museum Foundation, Inc. at (850) 453-2389 or by e-mail at sragsdale@navalaviationmuseum.org or dwatson@navalaviationmuseum.org.

About the National Naval Aviation Museum
The National Naval Aviation Museum features nearly 350,000 square feet of displays and is one of the world’s largest aviation museums. Located aboard Pensacola Naval Air Station, the facility boasts more than 150 beautifully restored aircraft representing Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard aviation, and is Florida’s most-visited museum. Be sure to visit the Museum’s new expansion, Hangar Bay One, displaying aircraft of the post- WWII era including Marine One presidential helicopter. Among the countless things to touch, see and experience are thrilling 3D MaxFlight simulators and a variety of special exhibits, as well as the drama and power of amazing IMAX® films. The Cubi Bar Café offers a unique dining experience, and the Flight Deck Store is the perfect place to find a memento of the spirit of Naval Aviation. Museum admission is free. The National Naval Aviation Museum is open daily from 9 a.m.–5 p.m., except Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. For more information, visit www.NavalAviationMuseum.org.

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