AirExpo2020 Cancelled due to Covid-19

AirExpo2020 Cancelled due to Covid-19

WOTN News
May 3, 2020 - Wings of the North Air Museum regrets to announce that AirExpo2020 scheduled for July 18-19 is cancelled.  Minnesota is still under a stay at home order through May 18 and we have no way to predict what will happen in the coming months nor what the health guidelines will be in July to protect people against this virus.  By now, we would have to commit resources, arrange for logistical preparations, and have protective measures in place to protect our staff and attendees.  Because of circumstances beyond our control, we see no clear path to being able to proceed with a safe AirExpo2020 and have determined that this year’s event will be cancelled.  For those of you who have already purchased tickets for AirExpo2020, we are in…
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Help Wanted:  Archivist Assistant

Help Wanted: Archivist Assistant

WOTN News
Job Duties and Tasks for: "Archivist assistant" Hello aviation community! Do you love airplanes and aviation history? We need your help at the Wings of the North Air Museum. We are looking for a volunteer Archive Assistant to help us keep our incredible museum collection in order. The primary requirement is a passion for aviation history. Job Role & Requirements:  Basic computer skills are a must (PastPerfect software familiarity is a plus but not required).Use and maintain the computer archives and database. (PastPerfect training available).Assist in arranging, cataloguing, storing and preserving collections of valuable materials.Prepare archival records, such as descriptions, to allow easy access to information.Preserve records, documents, and objects, or computer formats as necessary.Research and record the origins and historical significance of archival materials.Optional: Assist in document creation for…
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Wings of the North Air Museum Temporary Closure Notice

Museum News, WOTN News
In keeping with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines to minimize the spread of the Coronavirus and in keeping with the community's best interest, Wings of the North Air Museum will be temporarily closing its facilities to the public.  All activities and events are canceled while the museum is closed.  We encourage our volunteers, members, and visitors to check wotn.org for updated information, and follow us on Facebook and Instagram as we continue to engage with the public during this temporary closure. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you. Sincerely, Wings of the North Air Museum
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New Exhibit

New Exhibit

Museum News, WOTN News
A new display was installed in the gallery over the last weekend. It’s a 1/4 scale Ryan Broughm B-5 uncovered airplane frame. The model was donated to the museum by Michael Wallman and was hand made by his father. The Ryan Brougham was a small single-engine airliner produced in the United States in the late 1920s and early 1930s. Its design was reminiscent of the M-1 mailplane first produced by Ryan Aeronautical in 1926, and like it, was a high-wing, strut-braced monoplane of conventional design. Ryan Aeronautical also built the Spirit of St. Louis for Charles Lindbergh. A replica of the Spirit of St. Louis is on display in the hangar.
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Restoration Tour

Restoration Tour

Museum News, WOTN News
Greg Kaminski, our resident BT-15 Guru, provided a very interesting talk about our team’s restoration project. The BT stands for Basic Trainer used during World War II as the aircraft in between the Stearman biplane (PT-17, PT-13 or N2S) and the Advanced Trainer (AT-6 or SNJ). The visitors were able to sit in the cockpit and witness first hand what the restoration team has been laboring to rebuild. The team's goal is to have this plane flying by summer. There will be more tours of the hangar, check the events page and come out and join us! Greg Kaminiski from the restoration team.
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