Harold Hanson – As the founder and director of the museum, Harold’s dream was to create a haven for pilots and aviation enthusiasts of all ages to enjoy airplanes and flying. Harold shared his love of aviation with all visitors and was always on the lookout for the airplanes he dreamed of during his childhood.

Jim Jenkins – As the director of restorations and museum manager, Jim uses his decades of experience as an expert craftsman and vintage aircraft expertise to help restore and maintain the SAEM’s collection of aircraft . Jim and his son Drew have restored numerous award winning aircraft as well as building a replica Gee Bee Sportster from scratch.