Kelch Museum Antique Biplanes

We’re missing those carefree days of summer, and flying Kelch’s gorgeous Butler Blackhawk. You too? Distract yourself today by entering our giveaway! You could win a beautiful coffee-table photo book, “Kelch Museum Antique Biplanes,” by Diedrich Dassenbrock, showcasing six of … Continue reading


GIVEAWAY TIME! Win a copy of this beautiful coffee-table photo book, “Kelch Museum Antique Biplanes,” by Diedrich Dassenbrock! It’s a fully bound, glossy book showcasing six of our most beautiful planes, and would make a perfect addition to your aviation … Continue reading

Moving In…Slowly

We’re moving in…slowly! Before Wisconsin’s #stayathome order kicked in this week, we got some of our display engines out of storage and moved in to the new hangar. They look right at home! Left to right; Milwaukee Tank “Skymotor”, Lycoming … Continue reading

Eileen Vollic

“As I sat in the cockpit I felt quite at home, fear never entered my head and when I saw the earth recede as the winged monster roared and soared skyward, and the familiar scenes below became a vast panorama … Continue reading

How to Fly – 1934

Miss flying? If you can’t take to the skies for real, try the next best thing! Here’s a fun little How To Fly film from 1934, featuring a Command-Aire 5C3. The explanations and instructions are pretty solid, but there are … Continue reading

Powder Puff Derby 1930-31

What a lineup! The Powder Puff Derby at Long Beach, California circa 1930-31. Can you spot legendary aviatrix Pancho Barnes? At the archives in Kelch Aviation Museum, we have a copy of Pancho’s logbook! Looking through it is like looking … Continue reading

Fly American! 1933

Feeling a bit cooped up inside? Watch this promo video for American Airlines from 1933 and satisfy your airline travel blues! Kelch Aviation Museum is still working hard – from home. Times are tough but we are committed to sharing … Continue reading

Sundays and Quarantines

Sundays (and quarantines) are great for building model airplanes! Here’s a lovely piece of cover art from the Junior Mechanics & Model Airplane News. Who here made models as a kid – and who here still makes them? We’d love … Continue reading

“Women Come and Help!”

“Women Come and Help!” Anonymous artist, 1917. The 1910s, 20s, and 30s were the golden age of posters, and so many of them feature aviation! Here’s a poster from the UK, recruiting women for manufacturing jobs in the aviation industry … Continue reading