Velie Monocoupe

This Velie powered Monocoupe 70 hangs in the California Science Center in Los Angeles, and is nearly identical to N800HB, owned by the Kelch Aviation Museum. Our Model 70 is the only “project” airplane in the collection and we hope … Continue reading

1932 Michigan Air Tour

The sister ship to our Curtiss-Wright 12-W (one serial number below) is shown here in 1932 with its original owner, Ruth Kitchel from Coldwater, Michigan. Ruth and her friend Alice Hirschman flew in the 1932 Michigan Air Tour. This picture … Continue reading

We Made It!

We made it! Just. Barely. At the very last minute yesterday, on New Year’s Eve, we accomplished our goal of raising all $123,333 of the William S. Knight Foundation challenge grant for 2018. That means the museum will receive a … Continue reading

Antique Biplanes Photo Book

Just published, a new photo book featuring the biplanes of the Kelch Aviation Museum. Antique Biplanes is a photo essay from Diedrich Dasenbrock with tons of detail photos of the museum’s biplanes. This book is only available through the Kelch … Continue reading

Challenge Grant Deadline

Today is the deadline for the 2018 portion of the William S. Knight Foundation challenge grant, and as of this writing, we’re just about $25,000 short of our goal of $123,333. Donate now and receive some great donor premiums. $1,000 … Continue reading