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AirExpo 2017 is scheduled for July 15-16, 2017.
You can buy tickets here.

Calling All WOTN Volunteers

You may have heard that Wings of the North has been granted permission to display a full scale movie prop of the “Spirit of St. Louis” at our Museum that used to hang in Terminal 1 at Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport.  The model has arrived at the museum, but we need your help to reassemble it and get it ready for display.  We plan to reassemble the airplane on Thursday, March 23 at the museum hangar at 6:30 PM.  All WOTN volunteers are welcome!

Now Taking Applications for AirExpo Volunteers

Are you interested in helping out at AirExpo?  There’s plenty to do, lots of flying to see, and a great group of people to work with.  Come and join us!

You can follow the links to the AirExpo page where the application is linked to or you can click right here:  http://www.wotn.org/airexpo/airexpo-volunteer-application/

Spirit of St. Louis Model Has Arrived

Full size replica of the Spirit of St. Louis that was formerly on display at MSP.
Full size replica of the Spirit of St. Louis that was formerly on display at MSP.
Full size replica of the Spirit of St. Louis that was formerly on display at MSP.
Full size replica of the Spirit of St. Louis that was formerly on display at MSP.

The Spirit of St. Louis model has arrived at the Wings of the North Air Museum. This model, built as a stage prop by Warner Brothers Studios for the movie starring Jimmy Stewart in the ’50’s, used to hang in the south end of the ticketing area of Terminal 1 at MSP and was mothballed after a remodel of the terminal.

For more information about the film, go here:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Spirit_of_St._Louis_(film)

We were given permission to display it in an arrangement with the Metropolitan Airports Commission.  It was loaded it in a truck and brought it to the WOTN museum yesterday.  We are putting it together and getting it spruced up.
Watch our website for an announcement when she is ready to go on display.

StarTribune Article

The StarTribune had some nice things to say about our organization and museum. Check them out here:

http://www.startribune.com/after-years-of-organizing-the-airexpo-eden-prairie-museum-now-showcases-aviation-history-year-round/412030026/

The Corsair Flies!

The Corsair took flight for the first time in many years last week.  The folks at Tri-State Aviation have done a marvelous job getting it ready to go.  We will be seeing it soon at Wings of the North!