The StarTribune had some nice things to say about our organization and museum. Check them out here:
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!
Museum’s New Location is OPEN!
Final touches are still being added, but the WOTN Museum has opened its doors and hangar on Saturday, September 3 at 10am. Sierra Sue II kicked off the morning with a flight up to the Battle Lake Airport for the annual fly-in tribute to Gerry Beck.
New Painting at Museum
The Wings of the North Air Museum has been presented with a painting of Naval Aviation Cadet George H.W. Bush during primary flight training at Naval Air Station Minneapolis, Wold Chamberlain Field. It depicts him soloing over a white Minnesota landscape in the winter of 1942-1943 in a Boeing N2S Stearman.
The original picture painted by Captain Robert L. Rasmussen, US Navy, Ret. is a painting of the Stearman when NAVCAD Bush made his first solo flight. This Stearman and the original painting hang in the Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola, Florida. WOTN’s picture was commissioned and presented to Wings of the North Air Museum by Captain Duane Cox, US Navy, Retired with the permission of the Naval Aviation Museum, Pensacola.
New Model Collection at the Museum
The Wings of the North Air Museum is proud to announce the acquisition of a collection of 113 beautifully replicated World War II model airplanes from John Rockwell. Each aircraft is beautifully painted to represent an aviator who flew it, a mission, unit or campaign.
John Rockwell has had a passion for anything related to WWII since he was a child. He is an avid reader and model builder with more than 120 model airplanes in his collection and several dozen model ships. John has taken great care to research and document each model that is now on display at the Wings of the North (WOTN) Air Museum. John loves the education value that the WOTN Air Museum will bring to others.