PAM History – 1st 10 Years

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First 10 Years: 1984 – 1993

In the beginning.

Organizational Meeting to Establish Prairie Aviation Museum – 1982
Organizational Meeting 03
First Patch for Prairie Aviation Museum
Patch Significance
Patch Significance 01

Our 1st aircraft

DC-3 1984
Sold in 2009

Miss Mossback

Miss Mossback 1984:
Notice the Green Moss


In Texas Making It Airworthy

Homecoming to Bloomington Illinois November 19, 1984
First Sighting

Crossing the runway

Greeting at the gate

Transitioning from Plain Ole Miss Mossback to Grand Old Lady

Ozark Airlines repainted the plane during their 35th anniversary in 1985.



Our 2nd aircraft – 1987

Tern II

Our 3rd aircraft – 1987

Laizar Ultralight – October 24, 1987

Plane 03 Ultralight

Our 4th aircraft – 1991

A-7 Corsair

Memphis Tennessee

Topside Work – Disconnecting everything

Underbelly work

At Home in Bloomington

The Painting Crew

Moving the A7 from Tennessee to Bloomington


Our 5th aircraft

T-33A Shooting Star May 17, 1993

In the beginning.

Checking things out.

Restoration – 2023.

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Our 6th aircraft

Cessna – 310B  June 1993

Preparing the Cessna

How did it get from the maintenance hanger to PAM’s airpark?

The Cessna has landed!

Our 7th aircraft
T-38 Talon June 1993

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