Come shop for rare and antique aircraft parts at the museum’s first-ever Fundraising Fly Market! Thursday September 8 through Saturday September 10, at the Kelch Aviation Museum on Brodhead Airport (C37). Open 9:00 a.m. to sundown each day. All proceeds go 100% to the Kelch Aviation Museum – and every
A very special aircraft has been donated to the Kelch Aviation Museum, a 1930 Fleet model 7 biplane! Lovingly restored and flown by the late Terry Bolger, the Fleet 7 was donated by Terry’s widow, Mary Jeanne Bolger. It was important to the Bolgers that the Fleet wouldn’t disappear into
Last week, the museum’s own Hannah Shickles got her private pilot’s license! When she first volunteered at the Kelch Aviation Museum not even two years ago, Hannah knew absolutely nothing about aviation. Walking through those hangar doors changed her life. One of The Kelch Aviation Museum pilots took Hannah for
Did you know that actor James Stewart, who plays Charles Lindbergh in “The Spirit of St Louis” (1957), was a pilot in real life? He was a licensed private pilot, as well as an instructor and B-24 pilot during WWII. We’ll be showing “The Spirit Of St Louis” on tomorrow
It’s time for Vintage Aviation Movie Night! Saturday August 13th at 7pm, come watch The Spirit of St Louis starring Jimmy Stewart. Movie is free and starts at 7; we’ll be serving pizza and soda starting at 6pm for $8/person. Invite your friends!
Happy 90th birthday to our 1932 Franklin Sport! This little sport trainer received its airworthiness certificate 90 years ago today. Come to the Kelch Aviation Museum to see it in person and learn about its fun history. https://www.kelchmuseum.org/1932-franklin-sport-90/ 26
Funny how big the hangar seems when it’s empty… but not for long! Our aircraft collection has been polished up and rearranged for the annual Pietenpol-Hatz fly-in this weekend! Join us Thursday through Saturday! It is an amazing experience to get to work with these beautiful pieces of history. Thank
We were thrilled to support fellow local non-profit Lower Sugar River Watershed Association and Three Waters Reserve at their event on Saturday! We look forward to working with them in the future – and flying over the beautiful nature reserve is always so special. Check them out!