Bellanca Skyrocket

Bellanca CH-400 “Skyrocket”, powered by Pratt & Whitney C-1 of 420 h.p., owned by Holmberg Aerial Survey Co. of Chicago, at Milwaukee County Airport, 1941. Medium format negative. Leo Kohn collection.

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Air Mail Tour!

Join Collections Manager Ami Eckard-Lee as she gives a history on the U.S. Air Mail service and the Kelch Aviation Museum’s 1928 Stearman C3-MB mail plane.

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Make a Simple Paper Airplane

Is winter driving you crazy? Make a simple paper airplane using our tutorial, and post your pictures & videos in the comments below. How far can yours fly? Thanks to Hannah, our Archivist, for the video.

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New Board Member – Ann-Marie Elmer

We’re pleased to welcome Ann-Marie Elmer as our newest board member for the Kelch Aviation Museum! Ann-Marie grew up in Brodhead and has a longstanding connection to local aviation. Her father, Frank Gombar, was a founding member of Brodhead’s EAA Chapter 431, and both her parents were pilots. She recalls

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Light Reading

Some light reading in the office today…

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Artwork Hanging Team

Museum volunteers (Team Joe & Jeff) are hanging artwork inside the main hangar today. Only 200 more paintings and photos to go, guys!

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Phase II Building Frame

The steel erecting crew from Caliber Construction is working on our Phase II building this week. It’s starting to take shape!

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If You Can Drive a Car…

No word on how successful this ad campaign was…

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The New building Has Arrived

Just in time for 2021, our Phase II building has arrived! The crew today is unloading the steel support beams from Varco-Pruden Buildings in nearby Evansville. Construction starts next week! OUR CHALLENGE GRANT ENDS TODAY! Every donation made before midnight tonight (even pledges) will be matched dollar for dollar from

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Display Cabinet

This beautiful oak display cabinet was custom-built by Rick Hanson of Fox Lake, Illinois for the Kelch Aviation Museum. Delivered today from Rick’s shop, it will be the first thing you see when you enter the museum hangar once we open to the public, with an arched “Welcome to…” sign

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