• Great Fly-Ins and Aviation Events in the Northwest 2016

    Flying weather is here! We want to give you a sample of a few great Fly-Ins and aviation events happening in Western Washington in the coming months. There are many more in other parts of Washington and the Pacific Northwest, see our calendar listing here. Of course, we want to remind you we have our own […]

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  • Puget Sound Antique Airplane Club Combines Good Deeds with Good Fun

    “We have a good time while doing good work,” says Leo Dondlinger, vice-president of the Puget Sound Antique Airplane Club. Leo and his wife, Gail, join about 120 others who are members of the club to do good deeds while enjoying the fun of owning and flying vintage aircraft. In Leo and Gail’s case, until recently, […]

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  • Museum President, Barry Smith, Speaker at NYC Conference

    Early in April, our president, Barry Smith attended the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum’s bi-annual Mutual Concerns of Air and Space Museum’s conference. The 2016 three-day event was held in New York. As the title implies, this was a gathering of aviation museums from around the country coming together to address concerns they all share. […]

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

    When we last left our intrepid crew, they had just touched down after maneuvering through buffeting winds that had them gripping whatever they could find in the cockpit. However, Jim, Drew & Brian’s adventure is still not without a few bumps as we’ll see… The following morning wasn’t much better wind-wise but we HAD to […]

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  • Celebrating Female Aviators for Women in Aviation Month

    March brings Women in Aviation Month and today is International Women’s Day, so we’d like to celebrate female aviators and friends that have a connection to the museum. First is Jackie Cochran who broke records throughout her life as an aviator. One of them occurred in a plane we are happy to have in our […]

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

    In our last post, Jim, Drew and Brian took our just-acquired Staggerwing for a test flight. This post tells of our excited crew ready to fly her cross-country from Philadelphia home to Concrete, WA. Museum Director and Head of Restoration, Jim Jenkins, reveals that it just so happened that around the same time they were scheduled […]

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