Museum

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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Meet AVEE!

Have you ever wondered why some people love to fly? Why it’s because of AVEE of course! AVEE is the best friend of pilots young and old! He is the little whisper in your ear that says “Look up, something’s overhead!” AVEE has joined the crew at Spirit of Flight Center and is traveling around…

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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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