Painting the Display Cabinets
Hannah is busy painting our second hand display cabinets. We’re one day closer to opening!
Rick Hansen’s Travel Air
Watch this awesome video from EAA about our good friend Rick Hansen and his Travel Air restoration. (We’re keeping Rick’s airplane in our museum hangar for the winter and we get to admire the craftsmanship every day!) Congratulations, Rick!
3D Model of Phase I
Long-time museum supporter Frank Gattolin stopped in this morning to drop off a hand-made scale model of the Phase I building. Since moving full-sized planes is unrealistic, this 3D model will save us a lot of pushing and pulling! This is wonderful proof that any kind contribution to the Kelch
You might be cool, but you’re not “Shorty” Lambert cool. Here we see Stafford Lambert with his Sirius 8A, probably NC16W, at St. Louis’ Lambert Field in 1930.Photographer is unknown, but possibly Rudy Arnold. This image is part of the Leo Kohn collection of some 20,000+ historic aviation images that
Laird LC-300, X-634, date and location unknown. Medium format negative from the Leo Kohn Collection.
Phase II Progress
With the relatively decent weather this week, the building crew finished up with the steel siding on our Phase II building, the Kent Joranlien Memorial Fellowship Hall. Interior work starts next week.
Bird Aviation Patch
We have a limited number of vintage Bird aviation patches. They are for sale on our website: kelchmuseum.org/product/bird-logo-patches Give them a look while they are still available!
International Women’s Day 2021
Today is International Women’s Day! There are so many strong and amazing women in the history of aviation, and today we are celebrating them. Here is a photo of contestants from the 1929 Women’s National Air Derby – a stunning roster of pilots, yet only a fraction of the wonderful
Berryloid Aircraft Finishes
We found this beautiful ad in the magazine Aero Digest from January 1930. It is somewhat rare to find such a colorful ad from the 30s, so we thought we should share! Hope you enjoy.
1936 Rearwin 6000
1936 Rearwin 6000 “Speedster” N15865. Date and location unknown. Leo Kohn collection.