About Wings of the north – Flying Cloud Airport, MN

Wings of the North is a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization founded in February of 1998.

What We Believe

The demonstration and remembrance of how aviation and space exploration has affected society — globally and locally — is fundamental to an understanding of the world in which we live in.

Our Mission

To be the premier organization in the Twin Cities dedicated to inspiring our community to explore aviation and space through its history, its heroes and technology.

Our Values

Integrity, Stewardship, Discipline, Hospitality

We arose from the vacuum created when Planes of Fame East Museum’s aircraft relocated to California and the museum was closed for good. In its wake, several volunteers chose to ignore this setback and form a new museum. In less than six months, the group coordinated Mustang Roundup ‘98, a major flying event.

Our first event was a gathering of P-51 Mustang fighters in May of 1998. Followed by Mustang Roundup ’99 and AirExpo’s in the years since 2000. The AirExpo has grown to be the premier event of the Twin Cities featuring flight demonstrations, displays of all types of aircraft from warbirds to contemporary planes serving our country, and local aviation heroes who have served with distinction, on-hand at AirExpo to tell you about their stories and answer your questions.

Members, Docents, Volunteers, and community friends of Wings of the North, thank you for participating in the best AirExpo in our history!  It was truly outstanding in every way possible and set a very high bar going forward.  So it is bittersweet news that we have lost the lease on our current museum gallery and hangar space. We are strong, viable and committed to moving forward, we just need a change of venue for our wonderful museum. 
We have stored our precious display items. Looking to the future, we plan to continue to be an active and visible partner in the community through our ongoing aircraft restoration efforts, the AirExpo, our Sweepstakes and social events.  As we learn more, we will continue to share additional information through this web site and our Facebook page. 
— The Board of Directors


Wings of the North is dedicated to presenting aviation from its colorful history to the advanced vehicles of the future. To accomplish this mission we put on annual AirExpo flight demonstrations and displays, symposiums, guest speaker series, school presentations, as well as an aircraft restoration program to bring historically significant planes to flight.

Long term goals include plans for a major, world class museum and educational facility in the Twin Cities metropolitan area. This will involve a tremendous amount of effort in fundraising, acquiring aircraft and memorabilia, and creating displays and events for the public.

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