Entries by Drew Jenkins

Piper Colt Visits WAAAM Fly IN

A dream of mine was finally fulfilled  after 13 years of waiting. When I was 12 my dad, Jim Jenkins the Director of our Museum, bought me my first airplane it was a 1961 Piper PA22-108 Colt. I was so excited, I was finally able to start my flight training. After taking a couple of […]

New Apprentice Joins the Museum

For a long time I  have been discussing how we here at the museum can give back to the aviation community, specifically getting the younger generation involved. An opportunity presented itself in the way of mentoring a young man everything we know, so that he can earn his airframe and powerplant certificate.  Introducing Sean Phillips!  Sean […]

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 […]

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 […]