A Trek Through the EAA Museum


A thunderstorm greeted us Wednesday morning, which called for a trip to the museum. Everyone and their flight instructor had the same idea as me, of course, but it didn’t feel overly crowded and there was no line for the school bus so I had no problem getting there. My heart was set on seeing the Glasair prototype, but had a list of other airplanes I wanted to check out as well. Here’s what I found most interesting:

The whole museum is amazing, as it should be, being the EAA’s collection. Lots of Experimental goodies.
The Glasair prototype! If you didn’t know by now, I’m a Glasair girl.
The Sonex prototype photobombed my Glasair pic—it wanted some attention also! I suppose for Kerry’s sake I outta include it. He actually had the pleasure of flying this one.
What’s that? MORE RVs…!?
Jokes aside, seeing the RV-1 was pretty cool.
This Lancair was originally called the Lancer 200, which was later renamed due to a naming conflict with an aerospace vehicle.
Chick’s Delight. As a race fiend, I was happy to see this Questair 20. Note former Sport Class President Lee Behel’s race number five on the fuselage, which a lot of Sport racers don since his passing.
Another racer, Pushy Galore, was a homebuilt Formula One race plane that raced in Reno in 1994 & 1995.
The Bugatti 100 Racer. Not a race car, but a race plane! The company built the Bugatti 100 to compete against the Germans for the 1939 Deutsch de la Meurthe prize.
Had to check out my future father-in-law’s name on the Hall of Fame plaque. Brian and I had just started dating when Rob got inducted in 2017.


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