OM Aircraft on Display

The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) is the largest organization for aviation enthusiasts in the world. There are almost a thousand individual chapters of the EAA all over the United States and in many other countries. Each summer, more than a half a million people and 10,000 aircraft gather in Oshkosh, Wisconsin for the largest air show on the continent.

The grounds at Wittman Field Airport include space for private aircraft, war birds, antiques, rotor-craft and ultralights. The Concord was there and the new Airbus A380 before it was in service and even Air Force One visits occasionally.

The museum holds the world’s largest private collection of every category of aircraft from home-built’s to the Spirit of St Louis.

And now one of the Operation Migration trikes hangs in the mezzanine. The display is not yet complete. We donated one of Mary O’Brien’s custom made costumes and a helmet so the seat will be occupied and they are working on a flock of Whooping cranes to follow off the wingtip. There will also be a display panel and maybe a video to explain the historic significance of the aircraft.

Joe Duff will be a guest speaker at the EAA Museum’s Aviation Adventure Speaker Series on June 21st and again during the annual airshow in July.

Thanks to Carol and Greg Bielski for sending along the following images taken during their visit to EAA recently.

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  1. Sally Swanson March 26, 2018 4:31 pm

    Great display, but, it would be nice to see it in it’s “Natural” environment!


  2. Patricia D March 26, 2018 1:15 pm

    I still miss seeing them in the sky (via video of course) with the birds.

  3. Grandma March 26, 2018 11:17 am

    Thank you for sharing the information and up close photos Heather.

  4. Lindi Allen March 26, 2018 9:51 am

    Awesome 🙂

  5. Elsie Sealander March 26, 2018 9:17 am

    Interesting to see the names of the pilots who flew them.