Airline History Museum

Airline History Museum Where History Takes Flight The Airline History Museum is located at the Charles Wheeler Downtown Airport Hanger 9 in Kansas City, Missouri.
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06/09/2021

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Hello friends and fans! Good news!!! The museum will be reopening our doors this Saturday March 20th normal hours (10am ...
03/19/2021

Hello friends and fans! Good news!!! The museum will be reopening our doors this Saturday March 20th normal hours (10am to 4pm)! Hope to see everyone very soon!

Hello friends and fans! Good news!!! The museum will be reopening our doors this Saturday March 20th normal hours (10am to 4pm)! Hope to see everyone very soon!

We would like to extend a huge thank you to FOX4 News Kansas City for helping us spread the word of our mission to help ...
02/24/2021
Kansas City’s National Airline History Museum facing turbulence over lease at downtown airport

We would like to extend a huge thank you to FOX4 News Kansas City for helping us spread the word of our mission to help keep Kansas City Airline/Aviation History going strong for many generations to come!

https://www.change.org/SaveAirlineHistory

https://fox4kc.com/news/kansas-citys-national-airline-history-museum-facing-turbulence-over-lease-at-downtown-airport/

KANSAS CITY, Mo. β€” After peacefully coexisting with the city’s Wheeler Downtown Airport since 1986, the nonprofit National Airline History Museum finds itself in an existential battle to surv…

02/22/2021
Why Does Signature Need Our Hangar?

Many thanks to Renegadeav8r for supporting our effort to stop the bullying tactics of Signature Flight Support. Please watch the video below to get an idea of the unused space at the Downtown Airport. With all of that vacant property, why does Signature want the Museum out?

Where is the $500,000 in rent abatement that the city gave to Signature on our behalf? According to Signatures own documents, it was applied to thier fuel farm instead of our museum.

Why did Signature elect to evict the museum from its property and the Civil Air Patrol Cadets and leave that building vacant? It remains vacant and deteriorating.

Please join our petition at https://www.change.org/SaveAirlineHistory

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Good morning everyone! First of all, let me start out by saying, WOW you guys are truly amazing!  We are now over 5,000 ...
02/03/2021
S3 EP3 - Airline History Museum - Under Assault | The RenegadeAV8R Show

Good morning everyone! First of all, let me start out by saying, WOW you guys are truly amazing! We are now over 5,000 signatures on the petition and growing! We have attracted BIG attention whom all want to help us in our mission and help grow our museum and its programs! We couldn't be more excited! We would also like to extend a HUGE thank you to Dave Costa at Renegadeav8r for taking the time to sit down and chat with us about the current state of the museum and our future plans! The link to that podcast is below. OH! I almost forgot! We have a certain 727-223 N874AA that will be added to our collection VERY soon, keep an eye out for those arrival updates here or the N874AA FB page! Excitement on the horizon folks! Stay tuned!
https://therenegadeav8rshow.simplecast.com/episodes/s3-ep3-airline-history-museum

Stay tuned! 😎
01/29/2021

Stay tuned! 😎

Who's excited!? Hope everyone has a fantastic weekend!

The Airline History Museum is proud to announce that we will be at EAA Air Venture 2021 promoting youth and STEM in avia...
01/28/2021
Free admission to Oshkosh 2021 for kids 18 and under

The Airline History Museum is proud to announce that we will be at EAA Air Venture 2021 promoting youth and STEM in aviation. EAA just announced FREE general admission for 18 and under this year! More details to come as the time gets closer! Hope to see you all there!
https://generalaviationnews.com/2021/01/22/free-admission-to-oshkosh-2021-for-kids-18-and-under/?fbclid=IwAR3BZcmrFzQ835BJhkDmZgM15njm-1w8e-lpBd0V28yY7Csjjn44hWeXYPI

β€œAs we continue to plan for a full AirVenture fly-in in 2021, inspiring young people and giving them a first look at what’s possible in aviation is part of our mission, but it’s only achievable if …

Big news about a certain 727 of ours to come soon! Stay tuned folks! https://www.facebook.com/895328197209776/posts/3622...
01/27/2021
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Big news about a certain 727 of ours to come soon! Stay tuned folks!

https://www.facebook.com/895328197209776/posts/3622007641208471/?d=n

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01/27/2021
Cease and Desist Restorations of Aircraft at AHM

Here is an example of the tactics Signature Flight Support is using against our musuem. Signature issued a cease and desist warning to the AHM in regards to restoration of aircraft on AHM property, specifically the newly aquired Ryan PT-22 formerly owned by actor Harrison Ford. Thier argument is that when a company sponsors a program for our musuem, it is actually a commercial operation. Can you imagine all of the museums who would have to close thier doors if this were true.

How can the city council stand by and tell a musuem they are not allowed to restore items? According to this notice, the city council and airport managemnt were made aware of Signature's intent to issue this notice and failed to contact the musuem before this was issued and get the facts.

Please take the time to sign our petition giving awareness to these unfair practices initiated by Signature Flight Support.

Help us push back and make our city council aware of what is happening by signing our petition.
https://www.change.org/SaveAirlineHistory

Good afternoon friends! We have created a petition to follow up our video from yesterday.  Please take the time to sign ...
01/15/2021
Have you seen this petition yet?

Good afternoon friends! We have created a petition to follow up our video from yesterday. Please take the time to sign and express your thoughts to keep Signature Flight Support from bullying the museum.
http://chng.it/mPkRWx2ZSY

Stop Signature Flight Support from bullying the Airline History Museum

Good morning everyone! Calendars are in! If you have already ordered yours they are on the way to you, if you'd like to ...
12/14/2020
2021 AHM Calendar - Pre-Sale ends Oct 31

Good morning everyone! Calendars are in! If you have already ordered yours they are on the way to you, if you'd like to order one you can through the link below or they are are also available at the museum!
https://www.paypal.com/instantcommerce/checkout/CGGADAGQS4HUQ

Get your copy of the inaugural Airline History Museum Calendar. Buy before Nov 1st for pre-sale prices. $15 after Nov 1st. See the musuem collection like never before with a touch of yesterday added to every photo. Includes Family 4-pack of general admission tickets. ($40.00 Value)

On the 2nd day of Christmas, Martin gave me...😁 Fun fact! It was also on this day in 1990 that "Marvin" the Martin 404 a...
12/11/2020

On the 2nd day of Christmas, Martin gave me...😁 Fun fact! It was also on this day in 1990 that "Marvin" the Martin 404 arrived in Kansas City to its new home at The Airline History Museum.
Please consider donating with the link below, every little bit helps.
https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/airlinehistorymuseum

On the 2nd day of Christmas, Martin gave me...😁 Fun fact! It was also on this day in 1990 that "Marvin" the Martin 404 arrived in Kansas City to its new home at The Airline History Museum.
Please consider donating with the link below, every little bit helps.
https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/airlinehistorymuseum

Today starts the 1st annual 12 Planes Of Christmas fundraiser for the Airline History Museum! The count down begins tomo...
12/09/2020

Today starts the 1st annual 12 Planes Of Christmas fundraiser for the Airline History Museum! The count down begins tomorrow! What day will your favorite plane fall on? Stay tuned! Please Share!
Please consider donating with the link below, every little bit helps.
https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/airlinehistorymuseum

Today starts the 1st annual 12 Planes Of Christmas fundraiser for the Airline History Museum! The count down begins tomorrow! What day will your favorite plane fall on? Stay tuned! Please Share!
Please consider donating with the link below, every little bit helps.
https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/airlinehistorymuseum

Today we mourn the loss of a true hero, legend, and an inspiration to many young aviators. Blue Skies Gen Yeager.https:/...
12/08/2020
Chuck Yeager Breaking the Sound Barrier

Today we mourn the loss of a true hero, legend, and an inspiration to many young aviators. Blue Skies Gen Yeager.
https://youtu.be/i_rFAo358bU

Chuck Yeager remained in the Air Force after the war, becoming a test pilot at Muroc Army Air Field (now Edwards Air Force Base). After Bell Aircraft test pi...

Good morning everyone! Today we remember Pearl Harbor December 7, 1941 "a date which will live in infamy".  As shown in ...
12/07/2020
The Pearl - America's Pearl Harbor Survivor

Good morning everyone! Today we remember Pearl Harbor December 7, 1941 "a date which will live in infamy". As shown in this video, this Interstate Cadet was being flown by a student and his instructor on that fateful morning and was one of the first American aircraft to make contact with Japanese Zero fighters. Luckily they were able to escape and land safely. Our museum is fortunate enough to have our own example of an Interstate Cadet which has its own history to include training future military pilots based in Dodge City, KS.
https://youtu.be/LYchXyOWSmY

On December 7, 1941, the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor brought the United States fully and finally into World War II. Of the scores of airplanes airborne a...

12/04/2020

Good afternoon everyone, just an FYI for those that ordered calendars, they will be arriving next Friday and will be shipped out ASAP. Still plenty available for sale if you'd like to purchase one as well as available at the museum! Hope everyone has a great weekend! See you soon!

Address

201 NW Lou Holland Dr
Kansas City, MO
64116

General information

The museum is filled with artifacts and memorabilia from airlines all throughout the United States. Aircraft include the first Lockheed Constellation ever restored, a Martin 404, a DC-3 and a Lockheed L-1011 TriStar, Northrop Delta and more!

Opening Hours

Wednesday 10am - 4pm
Thursday 10am - 4pm
Friday 10am - 4pm
Saturday 10am - 4pm

Telephone

(816) 421-3401

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Our Story

In 1986 the founders of Save-A-Connie found the bird who would eventually become the Star of America. N6937C, a Lockheed Constellation L-1049H was sitting in the boneyard in Mesa, AZ and needed to be moved to her new home in Kansas City. A group of volunteers spent 9 weeks in the hot Arizona sun getting her ready for that ferry flight. When she got to KC these same volunteers and many more worked for 2 years to put her back to her former glory. In 1988 she would be dedicated as Princess Connie and begin to fly all over the US to airshows in an effort to preserve history and inspire the next generation. As these efforts gained momentum a Martin 404 would be added to the fleet and the organization would be come to known as the Airline History Museum. Our fleet has continued to grow and we are all still committed to sharing the history we work to preserve with the next generation.