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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Operating as usual

10/20/2020

Sorry we're a bit behind on the videos, its been a VERY busy last couple of weeks. Here is episode #1 of the trip to get our new DH-104 Dove. Enjoy!

10/14/2020
Blue Water Park's newest attraction!

A lot of work and planning went into saving our Dove, most of which was sinking this Hawker Business Jet in place of which was to be our de Havilland Dove! Thanks to fate and the hard work of SO MANY, we pulled it off! Dodson International Parts, American Drilling Crane Division, Calera PD Dive Team,Restored Aircraft Sales & Service, LLC, C & D Aviation and Blue Water Park of Pelham, AL. Team work makes the dream work!

She’s in place and ready for show until her reassembly! Stop by and see us today for FREE ADMISSION til 4pm 10/10/20!
10/10/2020

She’s in place and ready for show until her reassembly! Stop by and see us today for FREE ADMISSION til 4pm 10/10/20!

The De Havilland Dove is home! She will be on display for everyone to see today! Stop by and see her and our entire coll...
10/10/2020

The De Havilland Dove is home! She will be on display for everyone to see today! Stop by and see her and our entire collection FREE ADMISSION (donations always appreciated) today only 10/10/20!!! See you guys soon!

Sun up to sun down since Saturday morning! Small sacrifice to save history! She’ll be on her way home soon! 😍
10/07/2020

Sun up to sun down since Saturday morning! Small sacrifice to save history! She’ll be on her way home soon! 😍

Announcing our, meet the Dove open house this Saturday October 10th, 10-4pm! Free admission, donations always welcome! H...
10/07/2020

Announcing our, meet the Dove open house this Saturday October 10th, 10-4pm! Free admission, donations always welcome! Hope to see you guys there!

10/05/2020
Arrival of our new Bird

Good morning everyone! Here it is! Introducing our new bird! Stay tuned for more updates!

10/05/2020

Been filming and working to prep our new plane ALL DAY. Gonna try to pull an all nighter and get you folks some content from today’s events including the official reveal! Stay tuned! We’re working very HARD to bring this aircraft to you folks which by the way is THE ONLY of its kind in the US and one of only a handful in the world! We’re very excited!

10/04/2020

We made it to Alabama to start prepping our new plane for transport! Should be an exciting week!

10/03/2020

Alabama or bust! 2 semi trucks, 1 large box truck, 1 truck and trailer...saving history! Stay tuned for more updates!

10/02/2020
Secret vintage propliner rescue mission

Good afternoon everyone! Here's the last clue before we head out tomorrow morning to rescue a 1950s vintage propliner! We'll try to keep you updated as we go! Big reveal video should be Sunday! Stay tuned!

10/02/2020

Good morning everyone! Final day of prep before hitting the road to pick up our new twin engine propliner! We're excited to head out tomorrow morning and do our best to update you along the way! The big reveal video will be Sunday! Stay tuned, Alabama or bust!

09/29/2020

Important announcement!!! The museum has acquired another unique propliner! Not to take away from any of the other projects, which are reaching new exciting developments I might add...but we have got an opportunity to add this close to airworthy aircraft to our collection as a donation and will be headed out this weekend to pick it up!!! You folks will be there with us every step of the way as we will try our best to give daily updates as to our progress to the site all the way to the big reveal! More clues to come and you'll be hitting the road with us early Saturday morning! Stay tuned! this is gonna be exciting!

Here's your opportunity to become a part of the 2021 Airline History Museum calendar by becoming a sponsor! There are 3 ...
09/28/2020

Here's your opportunity to become a part of the 2021 Airline History Museum calendar by becoming a sponsor! There are 3 options to choose from to get your name or your company name on the sponsorship page of the calendar! Contact the museum at (816) 421-3401 for details.

09/25/2020
Martin 404 KMKC

Happy Friday everyone! Here's a quick tour of the inside of our Martin 404 "Marty". Only 1 flight attendant for 40 first class passengers!
https://youtu.be/q2qi_j8V7IQ

Video of the walk through of the Martin 404 at the National airline history museum in at Kansas city's Wheeler downtown airport. KMKC

09/22/2020
Ryan PT-22 Gardner Municipal Airport

Took out the Ryan PT-22 for a few flights this past Saturday with our friends from EAA Vintage Aircraft Association Ch. 16 at Gardner Municipal Airport! This is what the Harrison Ford PT-22 will look like when restored! Both planes are on display in our museum! Come check them out, along with our other amazing aircraft!

Good morning everyone! Lennon Carlson has brought to our attention that today marks the 86th anniversary of the Northrop...
09/21/2020

Good morning everyone! Lennon Carlson has brought to our attention that today marks the 86th anniversary of the Northrop Delta's record breaking flight, flown by Ralph Hall, Seattle to Los Angeles completed in just 5 hours, 12 minutes (non-stop) (exceeding Roscoe Turner by 8 min). The best part of this story...this record was set in our very own Delta N13777 on display in our museum! Very special indeed!

Congratulations to the Heritage Flight Museum's Chief Mechanic, Cassidy Moore for making the NATA’s Skylines Magazine! H...
09/16/2020

Congratulations to the Heritage Flight Museum's Chief Mechanic, Cassidy Moore for making the NATA’s Skylines Magazine! Her story is truly one of inspiration and encouragement! Dreams are attainable with hard work and dedication!

Break out your fall issue of NATA's Skylines Magazine and check out the article on page 28 written by...(drum roll, please) our very own chief mechanic, Cassidy Moore!

Happy Friday everyone! Check out this awesome reference material! One is a cutaway and schematic book for Wright TC18 EA...
09/11/2020

Happy Friday everyone! Check out this awesome reference material! One is a cutaway and schematic book for Wright TC18 EA Series engines, the same engines on the Connie. The other is a brochure from the Northrop Corporation featuring the Delta and the Alpha! So cool! Don't forget about our 2021 calendar preorder! These calendars are already going fast, reserve yours today and save! Link below to order yours today!
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2021-Calendar!!  We are excited to release our recent photo project highlighting the aircraft of the Airline History Mus...
09/07/2020
2021 AHM Calendar - Pre-Sale ends Oct 31

2021-Calendar!! We are excited to release our recent photo project highlighting the aircraft of the Airline History Museum. Click below to get your copy of the 2021 Airline History museum Calendar. Buy before November 1st and save $3.00 off the $15.00 retail price. Makes a great stocking stuffer.

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)

08/28/2020
Boeing Model 40B | Curator on the Loose!

What a fantastic video of not only this Boeing Model 40B but also the story behind it and the beginning of what we now know as the airline industry. Great job by Matthew Burchette and our friends at The Museum of Flight!
https://youtu.be/wWl7OrnwCFY

Today we're talking about the Boeing Model 40 and the fascinating history of Airmail!✈️✉️ Disclaimer: We have proper audio equipment on the way and are curre...

08/13/2020

Good afternoon everyone! Announcing on Thursdays kids under 12 get in free as well as a scavenger hunt that will be set up all around the museum! See you guys out there soon!

Some of the amazing photos taken by the Audacious 3 of Captured Image Photography. There's an amazing project in the wor...
08/12/2020

Some of the amazing photos taken by the Audacious 3 of Captured Image Photography. There's an amazing project in the works! Stay tuned!

Airline History Museum's cover photo
08/10/2020

Airline History Museum's cover photo

Special thanks to Nicole Schneider and Misty Barnes Bartlett from Captured Image Photography for capturing some amazing ...
08/10/2020

Special thanks to Nicole Schneider and Misty Barnes Bartlett from Captured Image Photography for capturing some amazing images for a special project to help raise funds for the museum! Stay tuned for updates and teaser photos!

John Roper bringing the girls out for some fresh air yesterday! 😎
08/08/2020

John Roper bringing the girls out for some fresh air yesterday! 😎

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 10:00 - 16:00
Thursday 10:00 - 16:00
Friday 10:00 - 16:00
Saturday 10:00 - 16:00

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.

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