“chronicling the incredible aerospace heritage of Tulsa”
When the Tulsa Municipal Airport opened in 1928 it had two aircraft hangars where aircraft were housed, both locals and transients. Hangar One was closest to the administration building so airport manager, Charles W. Short chose it to house the aircraft of visiting pilots. Through the decades Hangar One would house the aircraft of many aviation greats including Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Amelia Earhart, Jimmie Doolittle, Wiley Post and Frank Hawks, to name just a few. Today the museum chronicles the incredible aerospace heritage of Tulsa which includes early Tulsa aviators, the rise of the Tulsa Municipal Airport, the work done at Douglas Tulsa, American Airlines, North American, Rockwell, McDonnell Douglas and Boeing. The museum is the repository for not only its own artifact and aircraft collection garnered over the last 15 years but is also custodian of the Tulsa Airport Authority collection that includes the Charles W. Short collection. Charlie Short, as he was known, was the Tulsa Municipal Airport manager from 1928 to 1955. During his tenure he documented the day to day activities of the airport through photographs.
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Tulsa Air and Space Museum & Planetarium
- Tue - Sat: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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