Created By: North Dakota State University
The Eagles Air Museum had over 20 air crafts on display, dating from 1911 to 1975. The oldest being the 1911 Curtiss Pushers, built 7 years after the Wright Brothers flight in 1903. In 1911 “Lucky Bob” St. Henry of Minot made the first successful flight in North Dakota (Fargo).
In the 1930s sixteen-year-old Harold Salut built a Pietenpole “Aircamper” based on the plans that were published in a 1931 issue of Mechanics Illustrated Magazine.
The Douglas C-47 was built in 1942 was used in the China- Burma-India theater of World War II. After it was retired by the National Guard in 1968 it was used by four separate governors in North Dakota before being moved to Bonanzaville. Bonanzaville also proudly displays a Vietnam era “Huey” helicopter.
This point of interest is part of the tour: Bonanzaville Full Village Tour