Aviation history

Take an in-depth look at our Adventure Aircrafts or see what we have in our Permanent Collection.

B-17 Yankee Lady

B-17, also called the Flying Fortress, was a U.S. heavy bomber used during World War II. The B-17 was designed by the Boeing Aircraft Company in response to a 1934 Army Air Corps specification that called for a four-engined bomber at a time when two engines were the norm.

Model: B-17G
Registration: 44-85829
Wingspan: 103′ 9″
Empty Weight: 36,135 lb
Gross Weight: 65.500 lbs
Max Speed: 287 mph
Cruise Speed: 160 mph
Powerpant: 4 × Wright R-1820-97 “Cyclone” turbosupercharged radial engines, 1,200 hp
Range: 2,000 mi
Number Built: 12,731
Housed: Yankee Air Museum

Did you know:
In the Pacific, the aircraft earned a deadly reputation with the Japanese, who dubbed them the “four engine fighters.” The Flying Fortress was also legendary for their ability to stay in the after several damaging attacks.

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B-25 Yankee Warrior

The North American B-25 Mitchell is an American twin-engine, medium bomber manufactured by North American Aviation. The design was named in honor of Major General William “Billy” Mitchell, a pioneer of U.S. military aviation.

Model: B-25D
Registration: 43-3634
Wingspan: 68′ 0″
Empty Weight: 20,300 lbs
Gross Weight: 36,500 lbs
Max Speed: 350 mph
Powerplant: Two 1,700-hp Wright Cyclone supercharged 14-cylinder radial engines
Number Built: 9,816
Housed: Yankee Air Museum

Did you know:
During World War II the B-25 became known as the most heavily armed airplane in the world.

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C-47 Hairless Joe

The Douglas C-47 Skytrain or Dakota is a military transport aircraft developed from the civilian Douglas DC-3 airliner. It was used extensively by the Allies during World War II and remains in front line service with various military operators.

Model: C-47D
Registration: 44-76716
Wingspan: 95′ 0″
Empty Weight: 18,135 lb
Gross Weight: 26,000 lb
Max Speed: 230 mph
Cruise Speed: 160 mph
Powerplant: Pratt & Whitney R-1830 Twin Wasp
Range: 1,600 mi
Housed: Yankee Air Museum

Did you know:
General Dwight D. Eisenhower, Supreme Commander of Allied Forces in Europe, termed it one of the most vital pieces of military equipment used in winning the war.

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Waco Biplane

WACO was originally an aircraft manufacturer located in Troy, Ohio, United States. Between 1920 and 1947, the company produced a wide range of civilian biplanes. The Waco name was extremely well represented in the U.S. civil aircraft registry, with more WACOs registered than the aircraft of any other company.

In 1983, the WACO Classic Aircraft Corporation, located in Battle Creek, Michigan, started manufacturing the upgraded WACO YMF-5C aircraft.

Model: WACO YMF-5C
Registration: N513rs
Wingspan: 30 ft 0 in
Empty Weight: 1,870 lb
Gross Weight: 2,650 lbs
Maximum Speed: 128 mph
Cruise Speed: 114 mph
Powerpant: 1 × Continental W-670-6A seven cylinder radial, 220 hp
Range: 400 miles
Housed: Yankee Air Museum

Did you know:
The WACO’s wings are made of wood and are covered in Dacron fabric.

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UH-1 Huey Greyhound

The Bell UH-1 Iroquois (nicknamed “Huey“) is a utility military helicopter powered by a single turboshaft engine, with two-bladed main and tail rotors. The UH-1 first saw service in combat operations during the Vietnam War, with around 7,000 helicopters deployed. The UH-1H model was produced more than any other Huey, with the U.S. Army alone receiving nearly 4,850 aircraft.

Model: UH-1H Iroquois (Huey)
Registration: 66-01126
Rotor Diameter: 48.00ft
Empty Weight: 5,215lbs
Gross Weight: 9,040lbs
Maximum Speed: 135mph
Cruise Speed: 125mph
Engine Type: Lycoming T53-L-13 engine
Range: 315miles
Housed: Yankee Air Museum

Did you know:
The Iroquois was originally designated HU-1, hence the Huey nickname, which has remained in common use, despite the official re-designation to UH-1 in 1962

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Static Aircraft Displays

We have a growing inventory of static aircraft displays at the Museum.
These aircraft are on display both inside and outside of the Museum, as well as Storage/Restoration facilities.

A-4 Skyhawk

The Douglas A-4 Skyhawk is a single seat subsonic carrier-capable attack aircraft developed for the United States Navy and United States Marine Corps in the early 1950s.

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F-4 Phantom II

The McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II is a tandem two-seat, twin-engine, all-weather, long-range supersonic jet interceptor and fighter-bomber.

Housed: Yankee Air Museum

Did you know:
The only aircraft used by both U.S. flight demonstration teams: the USAF Thunderbirds and the US Navy Blue Angels.

RB-57 Canberra

The Martin B-57 Canberra is an American-built, twinjet tactical bomber and reconnaissance aircraft that entered service with the United States Air Force in 1953.

Housed: Restoration facility

Did you know:
The B-57 Canberra holds the distinction of being the first jet bomber in U.S. service to drop bombs during combat.

O-2 Skymaster

The Cessna O-2 Skymaster is a military version of the Cessna 337 Super Skymaster, used for forward air control and psychological operations by the US military.

Housed: Yankee Air Museum

Did you know:
The O-2B was equipped with loudspeakers and a leaflet dispenser for use in the psychological operations during the Vietnam War.


The SPAD S.XIII was a French biplane fighter aircraft during the First World War.

Housed: Yankee Air Museum

Did you know:
THE SPAD was armed with an unusual 37 mm (1.457 in) cannon that fired through the propeller shaft.

A complete list of aircraft on display inside and outside of the Museum, as well as Storage/Restoration facilities.

SPAD XIII (Replica)
PS-2 Franklin Glider
TG-3 Glider
Blanik L-13 Glider**
F-84F Thunderstreak
RF-84F Thunderflash+
F-86D Sabre Dog**
O-2 Skymaster
F-100C Super Sabre**+
A-4C Skyhawk++
I-26 Glider
AH-1J Cobra+++
F-4C Phantom II+
F-101B Voodoo**+
AN-2R Antonov
B-52D Stratofortress**
T-33A Shooting Star**
RB-57A Canberra**+
PB4Y-2 Privateer**
EC-121 Warning Star**++
SBD Dauntless++
P2V-7 Neptune **

**Currently at Storage or Restoration Facility
+On loan from the National Museum of the United States Air Force
++On loan from the National Naval Aviation Museum
+++On loan from the National Museum of the Marine Corps



Give the gift of adventure with a gift card that can be applied to fly on one of our beautifully restored World War Two Bombers, or feel the past while flying in the C-47 Hairless Joe, or travel back to the gilded age with a flight in our open air cockpit, the Waco Biplane. Give the gift they will celebrate year round!


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