Long time friend of Wings of the North – Vlado Lenoch was lost along with his passenger Bethany Root in P-51D Mustang “Baby Duck” yesterday in a crash in Kansas. Our condolences to both families in this terrible tragedy. We most recently saw Vlado fly Sierra Sue II in a heritage flight with an F-35 at the Duluth, MN airshow in June.
Last Minute Notes
Tickets are available at the gate!
This weekend will be a hot one! Please stay hydrated! We will have plenty of food vendors on site as well as pop and water for purchase. Coolers are NOT allowed on show grounds. Please see the list below for other prohibited items. Bags will be checked by security at entry.
• Guns, knives or other weapons
• Animals (service dogs are ok if they are properly licensed/uniformed) – DO NOT leave your animal in the car at the show. All animals should be left at home.
• Smoking of any kind is not allowed – this includes cigarettes, cigars, e-cigs, pipes, bongs, hookas, etc
• Recreational drugs of any kind
• Additional items may be prohibited – signs will be posted at the admissions gates so please read through them carefully!
It is Finally Here…
It has been a long wait, but the F4U-4 Corsair has finally arrived at the museum. The plan is to fly it AirExpo on Saturday and Sunday. Come out and see! Thanks to Jeremy Dando for the photo.
One Week To Go…
There is just one week left until the 2017 edition of AirExpo at Flying Cloud Airport.
To see an updated list of airplanes, go here.
Don’t forget the Evening With Eagles event on Saturday, July 15 at the Museum hangar. It is an opportunity to dine with VIP’s from the aviation industry and veterans and hear keynote speaker astronaut Story Musgrave speak. For more information go here.
Parking is free onsite. Proceed to Gate A (near the tower). Once past the gate you will directed to the parking area.
SPECIAL HOURS ON THE 4TH OF JULY
WINGS OF THE NORTH AIR MUSEUM NEWS & NOTES***4TH OF JULY 2017 The museum will be open two different times on Tuesday, July 4. First we will be open from 10AM to 2PM for those of you looking for a great family outing to celebrate this patriotic holiday. If you haven’t visited recently we have some new exhibits and art work in the gallery and we expect all the airplanes to be on site for viewing in the hangar although we will not be able to do any flying.
We will also be open 8PM-10PM on the 4th! Our front parking lot has always been a popular spot to park and watch the fireworks shows from Valley Fair, Shakopee, and other locations in the river valley. Come by early to get a good parking spot and then visit the museum while you wait for the fireworks to start. As an added bonus for the kids they will be able to visit Garfield and Odie in the museum lobby and, of course, the rest of the museum will be open for the whole family to enjoy.
The show is just two weeks away on July 15-16. Check the web site for a list of the airplanes and VIPs expected to attend. This will also be your first chance to see our Corsair which is scheduled to arrive just in time for the AirExpo. We still need a few more volunteers for the show and you can sign up on the web site where you can also buy tickets for the Evening with Eagles dinner which will be held in the museum hangar. Tickets are limited so get yours now.
Bob Jasperson, WOTN Air Museum Director.