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Rediscovering Aviation – An interview with Jeanne Scholes

During the summer of 2016, 88-year old Brodhead resident Jeanne Scholes visited the Kelch Aviation Museum for the first time and told us stories of her

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Video Presentation for our $1 Million Campaign

We are proud to release this new video to support our $1 Million capital campaign to construct a new museum facility. In it, you’ll meet

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Stearman Photo Shoot

On Thursday, November 3rd, with perfect autumn weather, we conducted an air-to-air photo shoot of our 1928 Stearman C3B with noted aviation photographer, Jim Koepnick.

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New Stearman Prop

Now that we have several flight hours on the museum’s Stearman C3B, its time to start taking care of the squawks that have turned up

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Tractor Drive for Alzheimer’s Awareness

The museum staff had a great time on Sunday, Sept. 25th hosting a group of vintage tractors on a drive for Alzheimer’s awareness.

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Stearman First Flight Video

The guys over at Synqronus Communications in Monroe, Wis. put together a very nice video of the Stearman’s return to flight on Monday, August 15,

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Stearman C3B Return to Flight

Almost 19 years to the day since it last flew, our 1928 Stearman C3B returned to the skies over Brodhead today. Pilot Greg Heckman and

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$200,000 Donation from William S. Knight Trust

Many people in the Midwest vintage aircraft community know the name Bill Knight. He was a long-time presence at Brodhead Airport where the Kelch Aviation

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Stearman First Run (in 19 years)

After a lengthy condition inspection, we were able to start the Wright J-5 engine on our 1928 Stearman C3B today. This is the first time

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Memorable Flight

On Friday, July 1, we had the pleasure of taking 87-year old Bonnie Jeanne Scholes for a flight in our Travel Air 12W. Jean visited our

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