If you have the world’s greatest passion for aviation history, you’re in luck. Fantasy of Flight is home to the world’s greatest collection of vintage aircraft. Historic, awe-inspiring time machines – flown every day. Ones that don’t collect museum dust, but collect fans and aviation enthusiasts from all points of the compass.
The fleet of vintage aircraft displayed at Fantasy of Flight has earned the admiration of knowledgeable aviators and inspired the imagination of those who have always dreamed of soaring above the clouds. The vintage aircraft, painstakingly acquired by lifelong aviation enthusiast and Fantasy of Flight founder Kermit Weeks, represent all eras of aviation from early flight to the 1950s.
The two large hangers at Fantasy of Flight are filled with vintage aircraft from each aviation era – many have been carefully restored to represent the same dignity they possessed when they ruled the skies. Visit our “Carrier Deck” and see historic carrier-based aircraft, such as the Corsair and F3F. In our Immersion Experience, you can board the aircraft that brought the enemy to its knees – the legendary B-17 Flying Fortress. And for a behind-the-scenes look at vintage aircraft on the path to restoration, our Golden Hill facility is a must-see experience.
Please note: Some aircraft may not always be onsite.
Where would we be today without Orville and Wilbur? Thoroughly grounded. These rare aircraft represent the bold men (and women!) who dared to reach for the skies in these magnificent flying machines.
Aircraft reveal their military destiny—changing the nature of warfare forever. “Ace” enters the popular vernacular and Manfred von Richthofen – The Red Baron – secures his place in the aviation history books.
The Golden Age of the ‘20s and ‘30s featured air celebrities—heroes and risk takers—in both human and aircraft form: the great racers, the record-breakers, and the advent of the airlines. Once the Golden Age dawned, there was no LOOKING BACK!!!
- 1938 AVRO Cadet
- 1934 Brown B-2 “Miss Los Angeles”
- 1937 Bücker Jungmeister
- 1934 Cierva C.30-A Autogiro
- 1929 Curtiss Robin
- 1931 Curtiss-Wright Junior
- 1932 DGA-5 “IKE”
- 1929 Ford 5AT Tri-Motor
- 1932 Gee Bee R-2
- 1931 Gee Bee Y Sportster
- 1931 Gee Bee Z
- 1931 Laird Super Solution
- 1934 Pitcairn Autogiro PA-18
- 1930 Sikorsky S-39
- 1927 Spirit of St. Louis
- 1931 Stinson Tri-Motor
- 1941 Stinson Vultee L-1E
- 1929 Travel Air 4000
Aircraft development and production increase to meet wartime demand; heroic aircrews fly swift fighters and potent bombers as well as liaison and utility aircraft of many nations, all distinguishing themselves with the honor and courage that characterizes “the Greatest Generation.”
- 1944 Bachem Natter Viper
- 1939 Bücker Bestmann
- 1936 Bücker Jungmann
- 1945 Chance-Vought F4U-4 Corsair
- 1944 Consolidated B-24J Liberator
- 1944 Curtiss TP-40N
- 1944 Fieseler V-1 Buzz Bomb
- 1937 Fieseler Fi-156 Storch
- 1937 Focke-Wulf Fw-44 Stieglitz
- 1938 Grumman F3F-2
- 1943 Grumman Wildcat
- 1940 Martin B-26 Marauder
- 1945 Nord Stampe
- 1944 North American AT-6
- 1943 North American B-25 J Mitchell
- 1944 North American P-51C Mustang
- 1945 Piper L-4 Grasshopper
- 1954 Polikarpov PO-2
- 1944 Short Sunderland
- 1945 Supermarine Spitfire Mk 16
Aircraft built and flown during this era were known for unparalleled innovation and performance; the ”jet age” ushers in a brand new approach to aviation.
The planes in this category are on permanent display at Fantasy of Flight courtesy of World’s Greatest Aircraft Collection, a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation. A portion of each ticket sale to Fantasy of Flight is donated to World’s Greatest Aircraft Collection for the restoration, maintenance, and preservation of the collection.