Bob Jasperson Inducted Into Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame

Bob Jasperson Inducted Into Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame

Museum News, WOTN News
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 himself and his life long partner, Judy Jasperson and credited his accomplishments as a truly team effort. This event was attended by Bob and Judy’s immediate family and close friends at Wings of the North. Bob is a member of the Board and serves as the Director and Judy serves as the Curator of the WOTN Air Museum. Please come by the Air Museum and view the Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame Plaques commemorating this year’s inductees and past members of the hall of fame. Please join us in congratulating Bob and Judy for this incredible lifetime achievement honor!
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Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame to Dedicate Inductee Wall

Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame to Dedicate Inductee Wall

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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 home. The MAHOF plaques will hang in the Wings of the North Air Museum in Eden Prairie. The installation will share space with the iconic “Sierra Sue” P-51 Mustang, a Boeing Stearman biplane flown by President George H.W. Bush during his WWII training in Minneapolis, and the Spirit of St. Louis replica used in the 1957 Jimmy Stewart movie of the same name, as well as other treasures. The installation will be celebrated with a ribbon cutting and toast on April 21, 2018 at 2:15 p.m. with remarks by MAHOF Founder Noel Allard and Wings of the North General…
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Spirit of St. Louis Replica Rises Again

Spirit of St. Louis Replica Rises Again

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[caption id="attachment_2201" align="aligncenter" width="4160"] Spirit of St. Louis replica flies again in the Wings of the North hangar.[/caption] 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 museum hangar to fly much as it did for the years it graced the skies of the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Lindbergh Terminal.   Check out the photo album below to see the work it took to bring this plane back into the sky. Special thanks to:  L&M Associates, LTD, Havtek Structural Consulting, Olson Chain & Cable, Kraemer North America and Club Jet for their expert assistance getting the Spirit of St. Louis in the air…
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New Painting at the Museum

New Painting at the Museum

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[caption id="attachment_2174" align="aligncenter" width="537"] MIA Hunters crew from l to r: Curt Hills (Director of Mission Planning), John Lane (Mission Member), Dayle Radde (Mission Leader), and Rod Stickler (Mission Leader)[/caption] 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 of American military aircraft, aid in the recovery of American Missing In Action servicemen, and bring them back for burial here in the U.S.  This was done at no expense to the families through generous sponsors of their operations. Bryan Moon was also a talented artist and created this tribute to General Chuck Yeager.  Shown in the photograph are Bob Jasperson, Museum Director, Curt Hills (Director of Mission Planning), John Lane…
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