Aviation Museum of Kentucky
The Aviation Museum of Kentucky
|Location||Blue Grass Airport, |
|Public transit access||Lextran Route 21|
The Aviation Museum of Kentucky is an aviation museum located at the Blue Grass Airport in Lexington, Kentucky. Incorporated in April 1995, and opened to the public in August of the same year, it includes 12,000 square feet (1,100 m2) of exhibit space, a library, and an aircraft restoration and repair shop. The museum is the home of the Kentucky Aviation Hall of Fame.
Historic airplanes, photos, documents and training equipment are all included in the museum's permanent collection. A great number of the items from the museum's original displays were donated from the personal collections of members of the Kentucky Aviation History Roundtable. The Roundtable is a local group of aviation enthusiasts, founded in 1978, who first came up with the idea of a permanent aviation museum at the Blue Grass Airport.
As a part of its collection, the museum displays both military and civilian aircraft. Detailing aviation history, the museum houses aircraft ranging from restored barnstormers and vintage airliners, to historic warbirds and flyable aircraft from today.
- McDonnell RF-101 Voodoo (56-0125)
- US Navy Blue Angels A-4 Skyhawk
- Crosley Moonbeam biplane
- AH-1 Cobra helicopter
- US Navy Grumman F-14B Tomcat (161860)
- A replica of the Matthew Bacon Sellers 1908 Quadruplane, Kentucky's first airplane
- WACO biplane
- McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom
- A General Electric CF6 Turbofan Engine
- Many other flyable aircraft on permanent display
- Flight simulators
- "Kentucky Women: Aeronautical Achievers". www.kywcrh.org. April 3, 2012. Retrieved September 7, 2016.
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