Happy Halloween From Kelch

Happy Halloween! Here is a Travel Air in a costume: it’s the Wichita Fokker, just a Travel Air in a nifty paint job disguise for a Hollywood film. Come see this airplane’s remaining wing and learn about the history of Hollywood pilots, planes, and painted “costumes” at the museum! Open

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Come Say Hi to Boneita!

At the Kelch Aviation Museum, we’ve had a skeleton resurface from Pietenpol past… WAIT… That’s just Boneita dropping in to say hi and share the Halloween spirit. Happy Halloween! We’re open 10 – 4 today and tomorrow! Boneita is waiting for you!

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Enjoy Our Kids Area For Free!

We love the paint job Winnie gave her plane! Our kids area is always chock-full of crafts, books, and coloring pages, free to enjoy for all ages. The museum is open 10am to 4pm today and all weekend. See you there!

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Latest Features on Airplanes with Ami

The latest Airplanes with Ami video comes out this weekend! This time it features the Laird LCB, which is on display at the museum this winter. Come see it yourself – we’re open 10am to 4pm every day but Monday & Tuesday.

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New Mugs!

New arrival in the gift shop for autumn! Enjoy your favorite hot beverage in our new coffee mugs. Get them on your visit to the museum or order online here: https://www.kelchmuseum.org/product/coffee-mug/

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Never Too Cold!

Is it too cold to fly in an open cockpit today? Depends… For Wild Bill and the other airmail pilots, it was never too cold to fly. For board member Eric – well, he’s from Wisconsin, so probably the same answer! Swing by our (heated) hangar at the museum today!

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Airmail Routes

Early USA trans-continental airmail route, circa 1924. Chicago was a central hub for mail flights! Which route would have delivered your mail? Visit the museum and check out our airmail display, featuring two original airmail planes. We’re open today 10am-4pm. Remember, we’re a non-profit supported entirely by people like you

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Travel Airs Display

This Aero Digest ad from 1926 humbly promotes how excellent their aircraft are. We tend to agree. Come see the Travel Airs on display at the museum – we’re open today 10am to 4pm! We’ve got a beautiful collection of original aviation magazines from the Golden Age – a treasure

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Come see our Aviation in Hollywood display!

Come see our Aviation in Hollywood display!

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Alberto Santos-Dumont

Today is the 120th anniversary of Alberto Santos-Dumont’s flight around the Eiffel Tower! On the afternoon of October 19, 1901, Santos-Dumont flew his specifically-designed Dirigible Number 6 from the Parc Saint Cloud to the Eiffel Tower and back; whoever could complete the flight in less than 30 minutes would win

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