I first flew into Stinson Field in the late 80s.  The place reeked of history, and is a good place to situate an air museum.

This is a shoestring operation, but is clearly powered by a love of aviation: the hangar is STUFFED with aviation artifacts, from the beginning of aviation to the current day.

Highly recommended.


  • View of main terminal from above F-4.
  • Main door of main terminal
  • Main terminal
  • F-4 Phantom II
  • F-4 Phantom II
  • F-101 Voodoo
  • F-101 Voodoo
  • F-101 Voodoo
  • Biplanes
  • T-34 trainer
  • Ejection Seat
  • A NASA Rotational Flight Simulator, Ca. 1960. Note the couches for HAM the chimp in front.
  • Rotational Flight Simulator, Ca. 1960 Placard: "By taking a spin in the Rotational Flight Simulator used at the School of Aerospace Medicine, astronauts and pilots would attempt to condition themselves to disorienting movements in space. Weighing 6400 pounds, the device floated on an air cushion in a 360 degree movement, and could be controlled by the subject inside or a monitor outside the simulator. "An external mounted drive mechanism provided motion for the sphere. Storage batteries located within the rotational flight simulator provided a source for onboard systems, including lighting, television, telemetry, and air conditioning.
  • Couch for one of the early monkeys.