The small city of Tullahoma, Tennessee has had a long association with flight, as it is located next to Arnold Air Force Base – where many engineers evaluate aircraft and other military apparatus for flight.
As a result of their passion for flight, they have a museum dedicated to Beechcraft Aircraft, despite the fact the planes themselves are built in Wichita, Kansas.
The lighting of the walkway to the museum is made to look like runway lights.
Inside you find 36 aircraft in a number of hangars. The most famed early Beechcraft airplanes are known as staggerwings – as their biplane wings are slightly offset from each other.
These airplanes are quite rare, but the museum has a nice collection of them.
This airplane is known as Serial Number 1 – Travel Air Mystery Ship.
The next hangar have some Twin Beechs in addition to the biplanes.
The final hangar was the largest, with a great collection of single engine aircraft.
Also included in the collection is a cutaway to show the frame of the aircraft.
They are beautiful little airplanes.
The final stop on our tour of their museum was an all composite Beechcraft Model 2000A Starship. This unusually shaped airplane was one of the first carbon fiber frames, as well as rear facing engines and propellers.
The Beechcraft Heritage Museum is a nice stop for any aviation enthusiasts.