The Wings of the North Air Museum will be OPEN on Memorial Day from 10am to 2pm. If it's a nice day, who knows what could happen...
Welcome to Wings of the North
Welcome to the Wings of the North home page. We are a rapidly growing organization in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area. Based out out of Flying Cloud Airport (FCM) in Eden Prairie, Wings of the North is home to one of the largest air displays in Minnesota - AirExpo! Held in July every year at FCM, AirExpo brings together people and aircraft of all type.
If you are looking for a way to help out at the new WOTN Museum, here is a great opportunity. Flying airplanes require cleaning from time to time. If you would like to learn how to clean aircraft, come to the volunteer meeting on Thursday, April 28 at the WOTN Musuem. Right after the volunteer meeting which starts at 18:30 will be a session on how to clean aircraft. Come and join us!
Chuck Cravens will sign his book “Combat Vet P-51, The History of Sierra Sue II, World War II Survivor” at the Grand Opening of the Wings of the North Air Museum, Saturday, May 7th at Flying Cloud Airport in Eden Prairie, MN. Chuck is the historian for AirCorps Aviation of Bemidji, MN, the company who restored SSII. The book is a detailed look at the history and restoration of Sierra Sue II. The P-51 Mustang is one of three award winning aircraft housed in the new aviation museum on Flying Cloud Airport.
Wings of the North (WOTN) is pleased to announce the Grand Opening of the Wings of the North Air Museum on Flying Cloud Airport in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. This celebration will take place on Saturday, May 7, from 8AM to 3PM. A pancake breakfast will be held from 8AM to 11AM followed by a ribbon cutting ceremony. At approximately noon, weather permitting, one of the museum’s award winning airplanes, a P-51D Mustang named Sierra Sue II, will make a demonstration flight.
The Wings of the North Air Museum has been presented with a painting of Naval Aviation Cadet George H.W. Bush during primary flight training at Naval Air Station Minneapolis, Wold Chamberlain Field. It depicts him soloing over a white Minnesota landscape in the winter of 1942-1943 in a Boeing N2S Stearman.
Sierra Sue II has begun the season with several flights over the past two weeks. This weekend she was up at the Fargo Air Museum for their fundraiser event.
On Saturday, April 16, John Uldrich, archivist for the 8th Air Force Historical Society of Minnesota, will give a multi-media presentation on the 1942 raid on Japan led by Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle. Sixteen land-based B-25 medium bombers took off from the aircraft carrier USS Hornet to attack the Japanese mainland just four months after the attack on Pearl Harbor. Mr. Uldrich has given this excellent presentation many times including several in Japan.
Wings of the North is proud to show off our new photos page accessible via http://wotn.org/photos. The page serves as a landing point for pictures from our events to the years. It will continue to grow, so check back often! The first sets of photos on the page are primarily from volunteer Pete Markham and our thanks go out to him for sharing his talents.
It's been a long time since the late Gerry Beck's F4U-4 corsair (BuNo. 97388/NX72378) graced the skies and the ramp at AirExpo. It was restored by Gerry over a period of 16 years and returned to the skies in 1998. As Gerry became more involved with his P-51A replica, he didn't fly the corsair much and so it sat at the Fargo Air Museum collecting dust. That is about to change. It was recently ferried back to Tri-State Aviation in Whapeton, North Dakota where it is ungoing maintenance to return it to active flying status.