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Stinson V77 Reliant

Developed as a civilian sports and executive aircraft in the mid-1930’s, the Stinson Reliant was popular in the private and commercial market in the U.S. and overseas. In 1936, a new, higher lift wing was fitted, and the new series became known as “gull-wing” Reliants. When…

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Grumman G-44 Widgeon

The Grumman G-44 Widgeon is a small, five-person, twin-engine, SPECIFICATIONS amphibious aircraft named after the North American widgeon, a species of duck. The Widgeon was designated J4F by the United States Navy and Coast Guard and OA-14 by the United States Army Air Forces. The Widgeon…

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Waco JYM

The Waco JYM was developed in 1929 to meet the increasing demand in the 1920s for rugged air mail planes. The JYM has a single back seat for the pilot and a forward seat that could handle two slim people or packages, with a metal…

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North American T-28 Trojan

The North American Aviation T-28 Trojan is a military trainer aircraft with a piston engine used by the United States Air Force and United States Navy beginning in the 1950s. Besides its use as a trainer, the T-28D was successfully employed as a counter-insurgency aircraft during…

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North American T-6 Texan

The T-6 Texan is an American single-engine advanced trainer aircraft used to train pilots of the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF), United States Navy, Royal Air Force, and other air forces of the British Commonwealth during World War II and into the 1970s. The…

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Howard DGA-15

In 1924, “Benny” Howard, with only a grammar school education, designed and built his first aircraft, the DGA-1. That was the start of an amazing career designing and building racing airplanes. The greatest and probably the most successful one he built was “Mr. Mulligan.” It…

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Fairchild PT-19

The PT-19 was a primary pilot training aircraft of WWII. Army Air Forces pilot training in WWII was conducted under the Aviation Cadet program. It consisted of three phases. The first phase, Primary Training (PT), was conducted in inexpensive, easy-to-fly aircraft which were designed to…

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Beechcraft T-34 Mentor

The T-34 was the brainchild of Walter Beech, who developed it as the Beechcraft Model 45, a private venture at a time when there was no defense budget for a new trainer model. Beech hoped to sell it as an economical alternative to the North…

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Beechcraft Model 18 (C45)

The basic Beechcraft Model 18 is a 6- to 11 seat, twin-engine, low-wing, tailwheel light aircraft manufactured by the Beech Aircraft Corporation of Wichita, Kansas. Continuously produced from 1937 to 1969, over 9,000 were built, making it one of the world’s most widely used light…

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Cessna L-19 Bird Dog

The Cessna L-19/O-1 Bird Dog is an all-metal, tandem seat aircraft with downward sloping sides to increase visibility. In 1950, the company began building 2,400 L-19s for the US Army, USAF, Navy and National Guard. They operated as artillery mspotter and forward air control aircraft…

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History Presentation
Operation Downfall—The Planned Invasion of Japan
A History Presentation and F7F Tigercat Flight Demonstration
Saturday, September 3
Museum Opens at 8am Presentation Starts at 9:30am

The National Museum of World War II Aviation
will be closed September 22-27
for the Pikes Peak Regional Air Show