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!

Celebrate the 90th Anniversary of Lindbergh’s Flight

To celebrate the 90th anniversary of Charles Lindbergh’s historic 1927 solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean the first 25 children ages 8 to 15 visiting the museum on Saturday, May 20, and Sunday, May 21, will receive a free wooden model kit of the Spirit of St. Louis.  Assembly is required and adult help is suggested.  A smaller, simpler airplane kit will be available for younger children.

2017 Dubay Scholarship Winner

WOTN president Greg Kaminski and 2017 Dubay Scholarship recipient Larissa Vculek pose in front of Sierra Sue II.
2017 Dubay Scholarship recipient Larissa Vculek gets a tour of Sierra Sue II’s cockpit from pilot Jack Larsen.
Larissa Vculek is presented the 2017 Dubay Scholarship by WOTN president Greg Kaminski.

It was a glorious morning at Flying Cloud Airport for the annual pancake breakfast.  Besides the record crowd, there was plenty of flying by a T-34, two T-6’s, and P-51 Mustang Sierra Sue II. In addition, the 2017 Dubay Scholarship was presented to Larissa Vculek.  To learn a little more about Larissa, head over to our scholarship recipient page.

Donation from Curt Hills and the MIA Hunters

The museum has  been given four Bryan Moon prints to display in the Wings of the North Aviation Art Gallery at the museum. Three are about the World War II raid on the Ploesti, Romania oil refineries.  The fourth is a North American B-25 Mitchell lifting off the USS Hornet in April of 1942 to attack Tokyo as part of the famous Doolittle raid. The paintings include two letters to Bryan Moon from Jimmy Doolittle and a piece of aircraft #3 recovered from its crash site in China. In addition MIA Hunters also made a cash donation.

We are grateful to the MIA Hunters and their board member Brig. Gen. Dennis Schulstad, Ret. for their work and for thinking of the Wings of the North Air Museum!

How Many WOTN Volunteers Does it Take to Put a Wheel on the Spirit of St. Louis?

After an evening of work, the Spirit of St. Louis is now on display in the museum hangar.  Be sure to come and check it out on the ground before we hoist it up to hang from the ceiling.