Exhibits

LOCKHEED 12A comes to the Spirit of Flight Museum!

  LOCKHEED 12A COMES TO THE SPIRIT OF FLIGHT MUSEUM! Restoration underway to Flying Condition   Erie, Colorado, Monday, June 26, 2017: The Spirit of Flight museum has taken delivery of a rare 1936 Lockheed 12A Electra Junior as part of its growing collection.  The museum plans to restore the plane to flyable condition as…

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PT-23 Arrives at Spirit of Flight!

The Spirit of Flight PT-23 project is on display at the museum now. Stop by and see what a starting point looks like. Special thanks to Joe Burnett, who donated the PT to the museum!

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THE MESSERSCHMITT POST WAR COLLECTION: FROM WARBIRDS TO SEWING MACHINES

For ten years after World War II, the Messerschmitt Aircraft company was not allowed to produce aircraft. One alternative the company came up with was the three-wheeled motorcycle/bubble car or Kabinenroller (cabinscooter) KR175 / KR200, designed by an aircraft engineer, Fritz Fend. The cars were actually made by Fend’s own company in the Messerschmitt works…

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THE PROTOTYPE CESSNA L-19 BIRD DOG

The L-19 took it’s final “flight” in December, 2008 during a 100MPH wind storm. The plane broke away from the tie downs and “flew” over the Redstone engine shop. It went down a revine and was stopped by a pine tree which saved the plane from a much more serious crash into a parking lot.…

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