Wings of the North

Welcome to Wings of the North Air Museum – a dynamic learning hub where we:

  • Restore and showcase flying aircraft to bring history to life
  • Honor Minnesota’s aviation pathfinders and veterans through exhibits and events
  • Provide experiences to inspire young people to explore opportunities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics

You could fly with Heather Penney!
Enjoy the experience of a lifetime, flying with Heather Penney in the Wings of the North Stearman biplane flown by Naval Aviator Cadet George H.W. Bush in 1943.
Visit the Wings of the North Auction to bid on this and other fun opportunities, which will help build a new learning hub.
Click here periodically to see exciting new additions. https://bit.ly/2y5YjeV
Bids close on June 22 at 9:30 p.m. You don’t need to be at the party to be a winner – but we hope you can join us!
Register at https://conta.cc/2Igkh3s.

Photo by David Leinenger

Wings of the North Welcomes Heather Penney – Aviator, Innovator, American Hero
“Shortly after the Pentagon was struck by terrorists on September 11, 2001, Heather “Lucky” Penney was called into action as an F-16 pilot, and tasked with protecting the Nation’s Capital from further harm. Her personal account of that fateful day is both riveting and impactful. It is a story that only she can tell, and one that will easily resonate with all who cherish the American experience.”
Christopher U. Browne, Deputy Director
National Air and Space Museum | Smithsonian Institution

Photo by TVR Photography

June 22 – Evening with Heather Penney
Meet the dynamic Heather “Lucky” Penney and hear about her riveting experience as an F-16 pilot on 9/11/2001. Enjoy food, craft beers, music and the chance win a flight with her in the Wings of the North Air Museum Stearman biplane flown by Naval Aviator Cadet George H.W. Bush in 1943. Register today!

Emcee: Nicole Mitchell, KSTP Meteorologist and USAF Reserve “Hurricane Hunter”
Hosts
Gary Applebaum, Tumalo Creek Transportation
Anne Walters, Girl Scouts River Valleys
Jack Larsen, Optum
Rick King, Thomson Reuters
Mark Skarohlid, UTC Aerospace
Patrick Weldon, Polaris Industries

June 23 – Girls Fly Boldly With Heather Penney
Presented by Thomson Reuters
Come to Flying Cloud Airport in Eden Prairie on Saturday, June 23 to meet the dynamic Heather Penney – aviator, innovator and true American hero. Enjoy stories, STEM role models, activities with planes, drones & more for K-12 students, including a Crew Lounge where high school participants can meet industry professionals. This is a free afternoon of inspirational, unforgettable fun at the Wings of the North Air Museum, presented by Thomson Reuters. Registration is required and available by Clicking Here.

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In the News

Bob Jasperson Inducted Into Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame
Bob Jasperson Inducted Into Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame
April 24, 2018
Our very own Bob Jasperson was inducted into the Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame at last night’s Banquet held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. Bob accepted this prestigious award on behalf of
Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame to Dedicate Inductee Wall
Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame to Dedicate Inductee Wall
April 14, 2018
After being in storage for nearly a decade, the plaques describing the lives and achievements of the nearly 200 inductees of the Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame (MAHOF) finally have a ho...
Pathfinder Speaker Series
Pathfinder Speaker Series
March 3, 2018
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Spirit of St. Louis Replica Rises Again
Spirit of St. Louis Replica Rises Again
February 22, 2018
It has been more than a decade since the Spirit of St. Louis replica has taken to the air.  This week, with help from a lot of people, the replica was raised up into the sky inside the m
New Painting at the Museum
New Painting at the Museum
February 16, 2018
he Wings of the North Air Museum recently received a beautiful original piece of art from the MIA Hunters.  This group, lead by the late Bryan Moon, would locate World War II crash sites
Navy ROTC and Wings of the North Mark 75th Anniversary of Training Flights by Cadet George H.W. Bush
Navy ROTC and Wings of the North Mark 75th Anniversary of Training Flights by Cadet George H.W. Bush
February 11, 2018
Navy ROTC Commander Christopher Carter and midshipmen from the University of Minnesota participated with Wings of the North Air Museum in commemorating a very special anniversary. (m...