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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!

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.

January 2017 Museum News

Sierra Sue II is back in the hangar after her extended stay at AirCorps Aviation in Bemidji for her annual inspection and some necessary maintenance. We expect the George Bush Stearman and the Navy Corsair to arrive very soon. We are also accepting bookings for private tours and parties for the spring and summer period now.

About the Museum


Wings of the North operates a museum on Flying Cloud Airport in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.  The Wings of the North Air Museum currently houses three award winning aircraft.  They are a P-51D Mustang named Sierra Sue II that saw action in Europe during World War II, an AT-6 Texan, and a Boeing N2S-1 Stearman that was used for training at the MSP Naval Air Station during WWII and was flown by future President George Herbert Walker Bush.  All the planes have been beautifully restored.  In addition to our award winning aircraft, the museum also has a TBM-3E Avenger and many other aircraft that come and go throughout the year.  The museum also features aircraft engines, an ejection seat, a WWII Jeep built by Ford, and other displays.
The museum houses our library of aviation and military books and videos.  This is a lending library so all items are available for use for 30 days at a time and the list of library items can be accessed through our web site at www.wotn.org. 

The museum and library are open on Saturdays AND Sundays from 10AM to 2PM and at other times by appointment.

The museum is located in the southeast corner of the airport near the end of runway 36 and the control tower.

Volunteers are needed to work in the museum and on all the other WOTN projects.  Monetary sponsors are also needed.  If you can help with either please contact us.  Donations of items for the library and artifacts for the museum are also appreciated.

LibraryThing

Wings of the North has a large library of books that you can check out. To see the list, check it out on LibraryThing.