Vickers Viscount

  The Vickers Viscount (pronounced vi-count, the ”s” being silent), is a British medium-range turboprop airliner first flown in 1948. The turboprop engines replaced the conventional engines of the time period which were piston type. This arrangement resulted in less vibration and noise which passengers appreciated along with the large oval-shaped windows in the cabin. […]

Super Albatross

Wing Spoilers The Super Albatross wings are stored along the wall of the building and can be viewed from the nose of the sailplane. A close-up inspection of the upper surface of the wings will reveal what we see photographically below. Spoilers Retracted There are four slot type devices known as “spoilers” on top of […]

Stinson Reliant SR-9

The Reliant is a three-place high-wing fixed tailwheel land-based monoplane. 1,327 Reliants of all types were made from 1933 to 1941, in different models, from SR-1 to SR-10. The final commercial model, the Stinson Reliant SR-10, was introduced in 1938. A militarized version was first flown in February 1942 and remained in production through several […]

Stinson 10A

As you view the two sides of the fuselage at about the mid-point between the wing and the tail you will notice a triangular symbol. This symbol represents the Civilian Air Patrol (CAP). The reason this symbol appears on our museum Stinson is that a number of these aircraft were used to patrol the coastal […]

Security Airster S1-B

The Security Airster is a two-seat single-engine monoplane designed by Bert Kinner and built by his Security National Aircraft Corporation which later became the American Aircraft Corporation. This is the open cockpit S-1A model. The museum owns the rare sliding canopy model S-1B The Airster came on the aeronautical scene in 1933. The museum display […]

Ryan Aeronautical PT-20

The Ryan PT-20 is no longer on display at Wings of History Ryan Aeronautical Company of San Diego, California designed and manufactured a series of WW2 trainers. This model is rarely seen flying or displayed these days! Our PT-20, NC17348 is on loan from member Dave Masters. He wrote: “I have had a PT-20 for […]

Pitts Special

Mr. Curtis Pitts Pitts Special Development and History Curtis Pitts began the design of a single-seat aerobatic biplane in 1943-44. The design has been refined continuously since the prototype’s first flight in September 1944; however, the current Pitts S2 still remains quite close to the original concept in design. All single-seat (S-1) and two seats […]


The penguin is an aquatic, flightless bird mostly found in the southern hemisphere. Because the designer of this airplane device knew that this machine would never fly it was given the Penguin name! The aileron, elevator, and rudder surfaces and controls on this device are a close mimic of a real airplane as are the […]

Peel Z-1 Glider Boat

During the 1930’s, the Peel Glider Boat Company of Flushing Bay, New York, designed the glider boat. This aircraft is a biplane glider with a stepped flying boat hull Peel Z-1 advertisement picture shape and wingtip floats. The two occupants sit in tandem in an open cockpit with conventional controls, but without any instruments. The […]

Marske Pioneer II

The first Pioneer flew in 1968. The design features a fixed monowheel landing gear, wings of wood and fabric, and a fuselage of fiberglass. The wingspan measured 42.64 feet to allow the wings to be built in a standard 20-foot deep garage. Bernie Gross working on his aircraft The roll control utilized conventional ailerons, with […]