Aircraft Museums and Collections of Minnesota

The Aircraft Museum At Flying Cloud


January 1, 2022

Photo Courtesy Noel Allard

A Wright Flyer replica built by historian Peter Bowers at The Aircraft Museum in 1975.

Editor's Note: This new Minnesota Flyer series memorializes the state's current or past aviation museums and collections. For some of the long-gone museums and collections, it should be a nostalgia trip. Contributing writers have identified as many as 20 museums and collections and will present each in a separate article.

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