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Name the Plane!

Name the plane! We had an amazing set of pictures donated today by Rick Schneider of Brodhead. His father Rudy was an Army mechanic before

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Waukegan Air Show of 1932

Here we see the Waukegan (Illinois) Air Show of 1932. Just think, all the airplanes in this picture are brand new! How many aircraft can

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Old Magazines with Michael John, no. 2: “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night…”

By Michael John Jaeger, volunteer docent and historian The role that airmail played in the development of aviation in the United States is highlighted at

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Major Grant from Wagner Foundation Enables Phase III Construction

The Kelch Aviation Museum at Brodhead Airport is proud to announce the start of construction on its Phase III museum building project. Construction of “The

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Old Magazines with Michael John, no. 1: Make Air Travel More Convenient!

I’m Michael John, a new volunteer docent at the Kelch Aviation Museum – and I’m “hooked” on old magazines, especially old airplane magazines. I thought

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Throwback Thursday

It’s Throwback Thursday! Here’s a shot of our namesake Al Kelch, circa 1970, posing in stylish trousers with the 1932 Franklin Sport 90 “Old Double

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SuperAero Live Holiday Extravaganza

Our own Collections Manager makes an appearance tonight on the SuperAero Live Holiday Extravaganza at 8:30 pm central. https://youtu.be/AZzb-hOEcDY

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Another First Flight Challenge Update!

We have the best support team! Our $2,000 First Flight challenge grant has been met with 14 hours to spare. Thank you to everyone who

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First Flight Challenge Update

We’re over halfway to our $2,000 First Flight Challenge! https://fb.watch/akamD_jOYP/

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First Flight Challenge Grant

First Flight $2,000 Challenge Grant! On December 17th, 1903, the Wright Brothers made their first flight and changed the world forever. Just three days ago

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