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The Museum's Aeronca C-2 at Hillsboro in 1959 with original owner Robert Cansdale

Aeronca C-2

"Just the basics" was the name of the game with the Aeronca C-2. The pilot sat on a bare plywood seat with five instruments, a stick, and rudder pedals in front of him.

The Museum's Aeronca L-3B (O-58B) Grasshopper on display in the Great Gallery

Aeronca L-3B Grasshopper

The Aeronca L-3B is an example of the light planes used by the U.S. Army during World War II.

The Museum's Albatros D.Va (Photo by Heath Moffatt)

Albatros D.Va (L24) Reproduction

An Elusive Beauty Flyers sometimes say that, "If a plane looks good, it's bound to fly good too." The Albatros D.Va might...

The Museum's Alexander Eaglerock on display at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

Alexander Eaglerock

The Alexander Eaglerock was one of a number of airplanes built for civilian use to replace the dwindling supplies of World...

The Museum's Antonov An-2 Colt en route to Everett

Antonov An-2 Colt

According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the Antonov An-2 Colt's 45-year production run is one of the longest ever for any aircraft.

The Museum's Apollo 17 Lunar Module Mock-Up on display in the Lear Gallery

Apollo 17 Lunar Module Ascent Stage Mock-up

The Grumman-built Apollo Lunar Module, or LM, was the first true spacecraft—designed to fly only in vacuum. The LM was a...

The Museum's Aviatik (Berg) D.I (Photo by Heath Moffatt)

Aviatik (Berg) D.I

Berg incorporated some interesting traits into his strange-looking airplane. When two side radiators on some of the early Aviatiks weren't getting the job done.

Hanging the Museum's Beech C-45H Expeditor in the Great Gallery

Beech C-45H Expeditor

Beech's twin-engined Model 18 helped helped the advance and growth of commercial aviation in the years before World War II.

The Museum's Beech Starship 1 Model 2000A upon arrival at the Museum

Beech Starship 1 Model 2000A

Designed in the 1980s by Burt Rutan's company Scaled Composites and built by the Beech Aircraft Corporation, the Beechcraft...

US Army Bell UH-1H Iroquois (Huey) helicopters in Vietnam

Bell UH-1H Iroquois (Huey)

The Bell UH-1 Iroquois, commonly known as the "Huey," was a multipurpose utility helicopter famous for its use during the...

A Bensen B-8M Gyro-Copter in action

Bensen B-8M Gyro-Copter

A helicopter-airplane hybrid, the single-seat Bensen B-8M Gyro-Copter is an experimental homebuilt aircraft designed by Igor...

The Museum's Boeing 100/P-12/F4B in flight

Boeing 100/P-12/F4B

In 1928, Boeing developed the first in a family of fighters that would be one of their most successful designs between wars.