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.
Special Guests at the Museum
The museum welcomed some special guests on a tour this week. Members of the Retired Northwest Pilots Association (http://www.rnpa.org/) came together and got a special tour of the museum arranged through the Northwest Airlines History Center (http://www.nwahistory.org).
Sign of the Times
Our long awaited sign is now finally in place on the side of the museum building. It was worth the wait!