We have added a restored Link Trainer to the collection recently. Link Trainers were produced from the early 1930's to the 1950's by Link Aviation Devices Incorporated and were the first practical flight simulator. They were extensively used during World War II. For more information, check out this Wikipedia entry about them: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Link_Trainer
Wings of the North recently received a couple of new pictures to display in the museum of Sierra Sue II. The photograph is of former owner Roger "Doc" Christgau flying the airplane back in the 1990's. The painting by Stan Stokes depicts the airplane in both it's Swedish "Gul Kalle" markings and in it's U.S. 9th Air Force markings.
Our sincerest congratulations go out to Paul Ehlen and Aircorps Aviation for their mutual success at EAA's AirVenture with the Bush Stearman and Sierra Sue II. Best Stearman Paul Ehlen Eden Prairie, Minnesota Boeing Stearman N2S-1 Kaydet, N50061 Silver Wrench Air Corps Aviation Bemidji, Minnesota Reserve Grand Champion - World War II Paul Ehlen Eden Prairie, Minnesota North American P-51D Mustang, N1751D Gold Wrench Air Corps Aviation Bemidji, Minnesota For more information from the EAA website, click here.
As we say good bye to another Air Expo, we keep in our hearts our very special VIPs and all those who have risked their lives so that we can live ours. We also send a HUGE thank you to our volunteers, who run around in the heat and sun, who work their tails off and help make our show what it is. To our pilots who came and gave us a great show - you guys and gals were phenomenal. Smoke On! To our sponsors - Thank you for helping us to show our guests and the community how very important it is that we keep these planes and stories alive. And to our Guests, thank you for coming out and showing your support. You show us all how…