Brothers Kent and Kurt Van Galder donated two very special items with some incredible local history: A painting of their father, Russell, bailing out of an airplane – and the very same parachute that saved his life in that incident! Many local aviators remember Russell Van Galder, a flight instructor
Instead of Black Friday… It’s BlackHAWK Saturday! We love showing off this biplane – an amazing restoration story, rare running Wright J5 engine, one of only 11 built. Listen to that engine – what a distinct, satisfying sound. Check out this (and 12+ other planes on display), plus free kids
We’re closed Thanksgiving Day, but we hope you enjoy your holiday as much as Charlie Black of New York did on this early Pan American Airways flight. Photo by Bettmann/Corbis. The museum will open again on Friday, November 25 from 10am to 4pm. Stop by with the family!
Old Magazines with Michael John, no. 6: The Birth of A New Magazine, Lindbergh, and the Bird My love for old aviation magazines started back in highschool when I would read the then-current issues, in particular FLYING MAGAZINE. Whenever a new issue of FLYING arrived, I immediately looked inside the
Look, we’re in the current issue of Group Tour Magazine! Schedule your group tour with us soon. Bring a bus load or a car load or fly-out with your local pilots group. We’re happy to accommodate any size group and can even arrange for meals on site. Call or e-mail
Ahh, nothing like a good old fashioned sectional! Navigation has changed so much since the early years of flight, but map-reading skills will never go out of style. A favorite book here at the museum is “Pilots Directions,” a handbook published in 1921 by the U.S. Post Office’s Air Mail