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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JOHN B. “BEAR” SHATTUCK, UNITED STATES NAVY, LCDR

John B. Shattuck, my Grandfather, had a distinguished career in the Navy. He flew numerous secret missions over the former Soviet Union in a hair raising battle of cat and mouse. In the Cold War, a war were secrecy was everything, those who stalked the skies held the world in their hands. They carried nuclear weapons…

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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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Spirit of Flight on the Road!

It takes a lot to put any kind of show on the road, and the same goes for the Spirit of Flight Mobile Museum. The Mobile Museum has been to dozens of airshows, car shows, malls, schools, retirement homes, ceremonies and much more since it was put together in 2009. Originally donated to the museum…

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