Peddycord Warbird Museum


Engineers designed the aircraft for WW II to outshoot, outmaneuver, outhaul, and outrun their enemy counterparts. The planes were built to win, not to last. The fact that many WW-era warplanes have survived to this day is a tribute to the capabilities of the aviation engineers of the 1930s-40s. Today there are conservationists across the country who have undertaken the expensive task of restoring these warbirds, and this museum is part of that effort. Currently, the museum houses more than a dozen air-worthy planes from WW II and the Korean War.

Activity Details

Activity Type:Trips and Destinations
Discipline:Aerospace
Topic(s):Green
Grade:K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Time:Full day

Fun Fact:The first weekend in June marks the date of the Annual Peddycord Foundation for Aircraft Conservation Warbird Air Show. Among the many military aircraft that take to the air is a restored Piper L-4 "Flit-Fire" flown by Orville Wright.
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