Spend a Fun-filled Day at the Illinois Aviation Museum

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Are you looking for something different to do this weekend?

If so, head to the Illinois Aviation Museum.

The museum is home to individuals dedicated to advancing aviation and engineering, and its mission is to preserve the past while ensuring the future. 

As you explore, you’ll see an array of aircraft that each has its own story to tell. Highlights include:

T-33

On loan from the National Museum of Naval Aviation, the T-33 has served with the air forces of more than twenty countries for nearly forty years. It’s one of the best-known aircraft in the world, and it was designed for training pilots who were already qualified to fly propeller-driven aircraft. 

Jungster II

Designed by Rim Kaminskas, the Jungster II is a home-built aircraft that first took to the skies in 1966. The plane features a single-seat, open-cockpit, parasol wing design, and the fuselage is made of welded steel tubing with aircraft fabric covering. 

Douglas A-4 Skyhawk

During the 1950s, the Douglas A-4 Skyhawk was developed for both the Navy and the Marine Corps. It can fly at more than 670 miles per hour, and it’s a relatively lightweight aircraft with a maximum takeoff weight of 24,500 pounds. There were nearly 3,000 Douglas A-4 Skyhawks produced, and they played a major role in the Vietnam and Falklands Wars as they could deliver nuclear weapons using a low-altitude bombing system. 

Link Trainer

Link Trainers trained nearly 500,000 pilots, and during World War II, they were used by nearly every combatant nation. The original Link Trainer was developed in 1929 as there was a need to safely teach pilots how to fly by instruments. 

The Illinois Aviation Museum is just one of the many unique cultural attractions near our apartments in Warrenville, IL. To call our community home, please contact our leasing agents who would love to give you a tour. 

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