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The Museum's Stearman C-3B on display in the Great Gallery

Stearman C-3B

Known for rugged dependability and no-nonsense design, Stearman C-2s and C-3s became popular replacement planes on the...

A Stearman PT-13A Kaydet (A75)

Stearman PT-13A Kaydet (A75)

The Stearman "Kaydet," originally designed for civilian aviation, was adopted by the U.S. Army and Navy as a primary trainer...

The Museum's Stephens Akro on display in the Great Gallery

Stephens Akro

Clayton Stephens designed the Akro specifically for homebuilders who want a plane for competitive aerobatics. The late...

The Museum's Stinson Model O in flight. Photo by Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren.

Stinson Model O Reproduction

The Stinson Aircraft Company of Wayne, Michigan built the Model O to serve as a military training and utility aircraft....

The Museum's Stinson SR Reliant on display in the Great Gallery

Stinson SR Reliant

The new 1933 Stinson SR was a bargain at the rock-bottom price of $3,995. It combined the best parts of earlier Stinson...

The Museum's Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IX (Photo by Heath Moffatt)

Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IX

Legendary WWII Aircraft

The Museum's Swallow Commercial on display in the Great Gallery

Swallow Commercial

In 1925, the Post Office began to make contracts with private operators to carry air mail. One route, from Pasco,...

The Museum's Taylor Aerocar III on display in the Great Gallery (Photo by Heath Moffatt)

Taylor Aerocar III

The Aerocar was a "roadable" airplane certified for use as both a plane and an automobile. The prototype was completed in...

A Taylorcraft BC-12D

Taylorcraft BC-12D

C. G. Taylor had an eye for building clean, low drag airframes. He got his lift from lots of wing and his speed from low...

The Museum's Taylorcraft Model A on display at the Restoration Center

Taylorcraft Model A

The birth of Taylorcraft came in early 1936 when city fathers offered Clarence Gilbert Taylor the old Hess-Argo factory...

The Museum's Viking Lander Flight Capsule #3 on display

Viking Lander Flight Capsule #3

The Viking 1 and Viking 2 Landers were both launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida in 1975. They traveled to Mars enclosed in...

A Vought (XF-8A) XF8U-1 Crusader

Vought (XF-8A) XF8U-1 Crusader

The Navy was pleased with the Pratt and Whitney J57-P-11-powered Crusader from the start. The Museum's Crusader is the...