Welcome to The Eagles Mere Air Museum in Beautiful Sullivan County
The most commonly asked question is:
Sadly, we are closed for the season. We are doing routine maintenance on our fleet so that we can fly these beautiful machines next summer. Please visit us on opening day tentatively set for Sunday May 25, 2014. Check back for updates as the season draws near. Thank you for a very successful 2013 season.
The staff at Eagles Mere Air Museum.
All photographs, images and content is original to this website. Please do not download the photographs or content without permission from the museum or photographer. No images will be allowed to be sold. All images are property of The Eagles Mere Air Museum and/or Juliet Lindrooth Photographer. Thank you for your understanding.
Be sure to check the events page for our upcoming events, including details on the flyin.
We have new pictures up of the Mailwing at night. You can see the portfolio here.
Click to see a larger picture
We have posted a new article by Barry Schiff for AOPA about our Curtiss Robin. It's a great story about this proud bird. You can read the article here. Click on Articles.
Here is a wonderful video of our Cessna AW. Enjoy
Meet our newest mascot. Piper. Please don't feed him and be careful.
Click on Piper to get closer to him.
We have assembled a collection of very rare aircraft and engines. Many are the only examples left in flying condition. The collection consists of vintage aircraft ranging from 1917 to 1944 and engines starting from 1910. On a nice day you may even see the aircraft flying. This is a flying collection of aircraft, not a static collection. It is our hope to educate the public, flying or not, about these wonderful machines and the brave men and women who flew them. Without these pioneers, we would not have the luxury of our current air travel system.
In keeping with our Mission of promoting aviation, the Museum is proud to sponsor the Women's Air Race Classic. Specifically, Team Wunder Women. Our very own pilot and guide, Juliet is flying the air race from Pasco Washington to Fayetteville Arkansas. You can follow the progress of Juliet and Mary on www.TeamWunderWomen.com
In addition to the vintage aircraft and engines, we also have a display of vintage airplane related paraphernalia such as toys, signs, posters and pictures.
Many of the airplanes on display were flown when important developments were occurring in early aviation. For instance:
- Ms. Louise Thaden set the world record in a Travel Air 3000.
- Ms Elinor Smith set a world altitude and endurance record in a Bellanca CH400.
- Early airmail was carried in a Pitcairn PA6 Super Mail Wing.
- The Wright J5 engine used on the PA6 was also the engine that carried Lindbergh across the Atlantic and the Woolaroc across the Pacific.
- Stearman, Beech and Cessna all founded the Travel Air Company. Two planes are on display including the only remaining Travel Air 10D.
- Ms. Elinor Smith flew a Waco GXE under all four bridges on the East River at the age of 17 to be arrested. She had to appear before Mayor Jimmy Walker in NYC. A 1928 Waco GXE is on display.
- Here is a fun video from an air circus. Gladys Ingle of the 13 BLACK CATS changes planes in mid-air to replace a lost wheel.
Check out this video of Amelia Earhart.
The Collection includes the following Aircraft:
|1911 Morane-Borel monoplane||1929 Travel Air 10|
|1917 Polson Special **||1929 Waco CTO Taperwing|
|1917 JN4C Curtiss Jenny||1929 Pitcairn PA 6 Mailwing|
|1918 Thomas Morse Scout S4C||1930 Bellanca CH 300 Skyrocket|
|1924 Lincoln Sport **||1930 Franklin Sport 90|
|1924 Swansen SF **||1932 Brunner Winkle Bird CK
(original owner Wiley Post)
|1926 ThunderBird**||1933 Aeronca C3 "Bathtub"|
|1927 Swallow*||1935 Kinner Sportster B*|
|1927 Henderson Heath Parasol||1937 A-40 Heath Parasol|
|1928 KR 31**||1940 Tiger Moth|
|1928 Alexander Eagle Rock A-4*||1940 Luscombe 8C|
|1928 Travel Air 3000||1942 Piper J3 Cub|
|1928 Waco GXE||1944 Stearman PT13|
|1928 Curtis Robin||Model A Ford powered Pietenpol|
|1928 Cessna AW|
|* Under Restoration||**Formally from the
Denny Trone Collection