Allen Airways Flying Museum
Allen Airways Flying Museum was started officially in the 1980s by Willis M. Allen, Jr. Today the diverse collection contains over 10,000 items, including a significant library, aviation and aviation movie posters, head gear, propellers, collections pertaining to historic individuals, aviation art, airplanes, and automobilia. The museum aircraft collection includes the following: a 1929 Boeing F4B-1 Navy Fighter, a 1930 Stearman C3R, and a 1940 RYAN Sport Trainer Military (STM-2). The mission of the museum is multi-faceted in that the collections have been put together due to opportunities to acquire significant material that otherwise might never have been preserved in one location. The aircraft represents another series of opportunities involving many interesting people spanning several countries around the world. However, the most significant aspect of the mission is the desire to share this material with other museums, authors, artists, aviation organizations, and those individuals who express a passionate interest in aviation history.