When Scott Glover began collecting aircraft in 1996, he likely had no idea that he would end up with enough to open a museum, but that’s just what happened. Glover ended up with 42 historic planes that are now housed in the Mid America Flight Museum. Once he opened the museum, he didn’t stop collecting, and the number continues to grow. Stop by to see 30 years of aviation history right in your backyard.
The museum is open on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Find out why so many people make this the place to go on Saturdays.
About the Collection
This museum has an impressive collection of planes that were built from 1925–1955. This is not where planes go to die either. Each plane in the museum is flyable. In fact, pilots still take many of the planes out for a quick trip on a regular basis. Veterans and their families get to go on some of these trips. That is in line with the museum’s desire to honor veterans.
The inventory includes:
- B-25 “God and Country”
- P-51D Mustang
- Douglas A-26 Invader
- 1929 Curtiss Robbin
This is just a glimpse of what you’ll see at the museum.
The Grumman Duck
And get this. The museum acquired a Grumman Duck a couple of years ago. This restored plane was at Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, so it is truly a piece of history. Seeing it up close will seriously take your breath away.
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Take the Guided Tour
Each aircraft has its own story, so be sure to take the guided tour. The guides know so much about the planes, and they will share their knowledge. With their help, you’ll be able to picture these planes flying high, taking part in missions, and more.
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