Enjoy an Adventurous Day at the Airline History Museum

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Are you looking for something different to do? Then head to the Airline History Museum. Nestled in nearby Kansas City, it takes everyone back in time to a different and more graceful age of air transportation.

Visitors see an array of artifacts and photographs, along with aircraft such as:

TWA Moonlighter

Designed by John Hench, one of Disney’s original Imagineers, the Moonlighter was intended to depict what a moon-going commercial vehicle would look like in the then-distant year of 1986. At 76 feet tall, it was the tallest attraction at the park. The museum is home to a replica that stood atop the TWA Headquarters between 1956 and 1961. While large, it’s nowhere the size of the original.

Douglas DC-3

While approximately sixty percent of all Douglas DC-3 aircraft went to war as military transports in WWII, the one on display served as a civilian aircraft both during and after the war. It arrived at the museum in several pieces and was painstakingly restored.

Northrop Delta 10

First flown in 1933, the Northrop Delta 10 was known for its low wing design. Northrop only built thirteen before licensing the model to Canadian Vickers Limited which produced another nineteen. The museum’s plane is believed to have been built as an executive transport. In 1934, it flew from Seattle to Los Angeles in just over five hours.

Simulators

After viewing the aircraft, try your hand at flying a plane. The simulator offers realistic experiences, and you can enjoy the thrills of being in the cockpit of WWII single engine bi-planes, supersonic fighters, and modern-day jumbo jets.

The Airline History Museum is just one of the many cultural attractions near our apartments in Overland Park. To call our community home, please contact us. We’d love to give you a tour where you can see all we have to offer.

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