Sierra Sue II is back in the hangar after her extended stay at AirCorps Aviation in Bemidji for her annual inspection and some necessary maintenance. We expect the George Bush Stearman and the Navy Corsair to arrive very soon. We are also accepting bookings for private tours and parties for the spring and summer period now.
A few weeks ago, we tried an experiment by opening the museum on Wednesday evenings from 6PM-8PM. Unfortunately, the number of visitors doesn't warrant continuing. We may try again in the spring/summer/fall.
Also, the Corsair ran this week at Tri-State Aviation in Whapeton, ND. Here's a video of the event: https://www.facebook.com/135466413178650/videos/1399189830139629/
Wings of the North operates a museum on Flying Cloud Airport in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. The Wings of the North Air Museum currently houses three award winning aircraft. They are a P-51D Mustang named Sierra Sue II that saw action in Europe during World War II, and AT-6 Texan, and a Boeing N2S-1 Stearman that was used for training at the MSP Naval Air Station during WWII and was flown by future President George Herbert Walker Bush. All the planes have been beautifully restored. The museum also features aircraft engines, an ejection seat, a WWII Jeep built by Ford, and other displays.
The museum also houses our library of aviation and military books and videos. This is a lending library so all items are available for use for 30 days at a time and the list of library items can be accessed through our web site at www.wotn.org.
The museum and library are open on Saturdays AND Sundays from 10AM to 2PM and at other times by appointment.
The museum is located in the southeast corner of the airport near the end of runway 36 and the control tower.
Volunteers are needed to work in the museum and on all the other WOTN projects. Monetary sponsors are also needed. If you can help with either please contact us. Donations of items for the library and artifacts for the museum are also appreciated.
Our library is also open now. See the details below:
Check out books, DVD's and videos by:
Coming to the museum Saturday or Sunday 10am-2pm,
Calling the office and leave a message or
emailing firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appt