North Carolina, Hendersonville - Western North Carolina Air Museum
After the Air Museum was founded, the top priority project was the construction of a hangar in which the Air Museum's aircraft could be displayed. On 11 May 1992, a temporary home for the Air Museum's aircraft was opened in hangar 61 at the Hendersonville Airport. Several of the Air Museum's aircraft were on display in the temporary location until the completion of the new Musuem hangar.
Construction of the new hangar, which is now the permanent home of the Western North Carolina Air Museum adjacent to the Hendersonville Airport, was completed on schedule in January 1993.
Aircraft currently on display in the Western North Carolina Air Museum include a fine vintage Curtiss Robin, a Piper J-2, a Piper J-5, an Aeronca C-3, a Corbin Junior Ace, a 1952 Ercoupe, a replica Nieuport 11, a replica SE-5, and an Aeronca Champ.
In addition to the historic aircraft, the Western North Carolina Air Museum has a vast collection of flight manuals, engines from historic aircraft as well as more modern reciprocating and jet engines, photographs of historic airplanes and pilots, and models of historic airplanes.
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Past Featured Museums:
- Arizona, Williams - Planes of Fame
- California, Alameda - The USS Hornet (CV-12) Museum
- California, San Carlos - Hiller Aviation Museum
- Colorado, Colorado Springs - The Peterson Air & Space Museum
- Florida, Lakeland - Florida Air Museum at Sun'n Fun
- Florida: Central Florida - Five Museums in Two Days
- Michigan, Selfridge ANG Base - Selfridge Military Air Museum
- New Mexico, Albuquerque - The National Atomic Museum
- North Carolina, Hendersonville - Western North Carolina Air Museum
- Ohio, Wapakoneta - The Neil Armstrong Air and Space Museum
- Switzerland, Lucerne - The Swiss Transport Museum
- Texas, San Antonio - The Texas Air Museum
- Thailand, Bangkok: Royal Thai Police Museum and The National Science Centre
- Utah, Hill Air Force Base - The Hill Aerospace Museum
- Washington, Vancouver - Pearson Air Museum