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The Insitu Aerosonde Laima on display in the Great Gallery Aircraft

Insitu Aerosonde Laima

Named Laima, after the ancient Latvian deity of good fortune. This little plane set a record by flying across the Atlantic...

The Lamson L-106 Alcor Glider in flight Aircraft

Lamson L-106 Alcor Glider

The Alcor, conceived during the early 1960s by Robert Lamson, was one of the first sailplanes in the U.S. made of composite...

A Lear Fan 2100 in flight Aircraft

Lear Fan 2100

The Lear Fan 2100, a radical two-engine pusher prop-jet made almost entirely from composites, was Bill Lear's final project....

A Learjet 23 on the 30th anniversary of the plane Aircraft

Learjet 23

Bill Lear wasn’t an aeronautical engineer when he started the Learjet project at age 61: he was an inventor and...

The Museum's Letov LF-107 Lunak Glider on display at the Restoration Center Aircraft

Letov LF-107 Lunak Glider

The Czech aerobatic glider LF-107 Lunak was designed by Rudy Letov and further developed by a group of sailplane pilots and...

A Lilienthal (Otto) Glider in use in Germany Aircraft

Lilienthal (Otto) 1893 Glider Reproduction

The flying knowledge of aerial pioneers like German inventor Otto Lilienthal led directly to the Wright brothers' first...

The Museum's Constellation on display in the Airpark Aircraft

Lockheed 1049G Super Constellation

The "Super G" was the most successful version of the Lockheed Super Constellations and one of the last great piston-engine...

The Museum's Lockheed D-21B Drone, mounted on the M-21 Blackbird, on display in the Great Gallery Aircraft

Lockheed D-21B Drone

The D-21 drone was an unpiloted aircraft originally designed for CIA and Air Force surveillance missions over particularly...

A Lockheed F-104C Starfighter, assigned to the 479th Tactical Fighter Wing. Aircraft

Lockheed F-104C Starfighter

The F-104, America's first operational Mach 2 fighter, was built to counter the agile Soviet-built MiGs of the Korean War. ...

The Museum's Lockheed Jetstar CL-329 Aircraft

Lockheed Jetstar CL-329 Prototype

Just 241 days after the start of it's design, the Museum's Lockheed Jetstar made its first flight over Burbank, California. ...

The Museum's Lockheed M-21 Blackbird on display in the Great Gallery Aircraft

Lockheed M-21 Blackbird

The world's fastest airplane.

The Lockheed Martin RQ-3A Dark Star in flight Aircraft

Lockheed Martin RQ-3A Dark Star

During the 1990s, the United States Air Force showed renewed interest in UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles). These airplanes...