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Bob Jasperson Inducted Into Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame

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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Pathfinders Showcase 2018

The first event in the Pathfinders Showcase for 2018 will feature non other than our own Museum Director Bob Jasperson!


The rest of the events in the Pathfinders Showcase can be found here.

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Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame to Dedicate Inductee Wall

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 Manager Cary Pao. MAHOF inductees will also be on hand for the event.

For the full press release, go here.

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Pathfinder Speaker Series

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Spirit of St. Louis Replica Rises Again

Spirit of St. Louis replica flies again in the Wings of the North hangar.

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 again, and thank you again to the Metropolitan Airports Commission for allowing Wings of the North to display it.

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