Let’s Keep History Flying!



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Piper Colt Visits WAAAM Fly IN

A dream of mine was finally fulfilled  after 13 years of waiting.…
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New Apprentice Joins the Museum

For a long time I  have been discussing how we here at the museum…

Great Fly-Ins and Aviation Events in the Northwest 2016

Flying weather is here! We want to give you a sample of a few…

Puget Sound Antique Airplane Club Combines Good Deeds with Good Fun

"We have a good time while doing good work," says Leo Dondlinger,…

Museum President, Barry Smith, Speaker at NYC Conference

Early in April, our president, Barry Smith attended the Smithsonian…

The Amazing Odyssey of Our New Staggerwing N25K Aircraft, Part VI

When we last left our intrepid crew, they had just touched down…

Celebrating Female Aviators for Women in Aviation Month

March brings Women in Aviation Month and today is International…

The Amazing Odyssey of Our New Staggerwing N25K Aircraft, Part V

In our last post, Jim, Drew and Brian took our just-acquired…
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July 2016 North Cascades Vintage Aircraft Fly-In Fast Approaching

Stop! Before you do anything else, grab your calendar -- virtual,…


My family and I were on a trip heading east on the North Cascades Highway toward Winthrop. After a nights stay at Baker Lake, and short exploration through Concrete we happened upon this museum and airport. We had pulled up in our Westy and our aviation loving teenaged son was itching to get in to see the planes.

The staff here were so friendly and interesting.  From the moment I walked in I could see why we were led to this place. My husband is a sheet metal journeyman. The fabrication, wisdom, and knowledge it takes to build and refurbish these planes is truly amazing. It was a privilege to see what the family and staff have done, and are working on, to keep the vintage aircraft in existence.

My son said something like, he is in heaven, looking at all these really cool planes. The craftsmanship alone is amazing, plus the collection of interesting planes.

Alison Rachel

A wonderful vintage aeroplane collection nestled in spectacular scenery – what could be better?

David Atkinson

It’s rare that so many lovely and interesting airplanes are so accessible to a museum visitor. The refurbishment workshops are availble for close viewing, as are associated hangars on the complex. No better place for an airplane fan to spend a lovely summer day.

Mark Conover