• The Amazing Odyssey of Our New Staggerwing N25K Aircraft, Part IV

    In Part III, our crew inspected the Staggerwing to ascertain whether they wanted to make it the museum’s next acquisition. They decided they did. Now, in Part IV, Jim, Drew and Brian make final adjustments and then take the aircraft for it’s first test flight. By Thursday afternoon we were running out of excuses to […]

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  • SpaceX Success recalls Wright Brothers Kitty Hawk, N.C. Feat

    This weekend Elon Musk and his SpaceX company are scheduled to launch another of their reusable 12-story rockets. It’s an accomplishment that paves the way for much cheaper space flight and possibly launch us toward a manned mission to Mars. This is much like the Wright brothers who, at Kitty Hawk in December of 1903, successfully […]

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  • ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas — the aviation version

    In the holiday spirit, we present a retelling of a Christmas classic — the aviation version. Unfortunately, this tale has been retold so often we don’t know the original author. The photos in this piece are pictures of some of the vintage aircraft in our collection as well as our museum staff. Happy Holidays and […]

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  • The Amazing Odyssey of Our New Staggerwing N25K Aircraft Part III

    When last we left our intrepid crew, they had just arrived in Philadelphia. Jim Jenkins took his son Drew along with the third member of the museum’s team, Brian White, to give them a quick look at what would possible be the next acquisition for the museum. Now, in Part III, the team wakes the next […]

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  • Newsletter Sign Up

    This post was originally published when we were working on our first ever newsletter, and we’ve come back to do a little updating! Issue #001 came out at the end of the first quarter of 2015 with new issues publishing once a quarter. Featured in each issue is news about the museum and staff, progress updates on restoration projects, pictures, exclusive […]

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  • The Amazing Odyssey of Our New Staggerwing N25K Aircraft Part II

    In Part I of our blog series on the Beech D17-S Staggerwing N25K, Museum Director Jim Jenkins gave a brief history of this incredible aircraft. In Part II, Jim talks about overcoming the barriers preventing the museum from acquiring the Staggerwing. He picks up the story at the point where John K. Desmond has just finished […]

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