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The Eagles Air Museum showcases a collection of over a dozen aircraft and aircraft related artifacts, as well as other vehicles and is a must-see for any flight enthusiast.
One of the highlights of the museum is a Douglas C-47. The plane also known as the “Minnie H” or “The Governor's Plane” was used in World War II during the D-Day Invasion and was later used as North Dakota's official flagship, transporting four past governors. The Douglas C-47 gives an unique experience by allowing visitors to walk up the gangway and sit in the cockpit. There are twenty aircraft on display, ranging from smaller gliders to large jet planes. dating from 1911 to 1980s.
The oldest aircraft in The Eagles Air Museum is the 1911 Curtiss Pusher. In 1911 "Lucky Bob" St. Henry of Minot, ND, made the first successful flight in North Dakota in this plane, seven years after the Wright brothers' first flight in 1903.
The Eagles Air Museum houses a collection of aircraft built and restored by Charles David Klessig, a pilot native to Page, North Dakota who was a pilot during World War II. Klessig was an important contributor to local history and authored a book about his life of flying titled, "My Highway in the Sky", available in the Bonanzaville gift shop.
This point of interest is part of the tour: Bonanzaville: Technological Innovations of the 20th Century