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Liberty Aviation Museum
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Established 1991
Location Port Clinton, Ohio, United States
Type Aviation museum
Founder Ed Patrick

The Liberty Aviation Museum is located in Port Clinton, Ohio, United States, adjacent to the Erie–Ottawa International Airport.

History

The Liberty Aviation Museum owns a 1928 Ford 5-AT Tri-motor, currently operating with the Experimental Aircraft Association for the Fly the Ford tour. The Tri-Motor Heritage Foundation is also based at the museum where some volunteers of the EAA Chapter 1247 are restoring an Island Airlines 1929 5-AT Ford Trimotor.

Also at the Liberty Aviation Museum, is the Tin Goose Diner. The diner is a vintage 1950s O'Mahoney diner, originally operating in Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania under the name of Sunrise Diner. The Diner became a permanent addition to the Liberty Aviation Museum in 2012.

In 2015, the museum won a lawsuit against Treasure Cove Marina, arguing that they were overcharged for the restoration of their PT-boat.

Collection

Aircraft

  • Ford 5-AT-B Trimotor 5-AT-8 "City of Port Clinton"/"City of Wichita"
  • North American TB-25N Mitchell 44-86777 "Georgie's Gal" – It was previously known as "Martha Jean".
  • Grumman TBM-3E Avenger 91436
  • North American Harvard IV MM53844 – This aircraft was retired from the Italian Air Force in the 1970s, is painted in Royal Canadian Air Force colors, and is not owned by the museum.

Watercraft

  • PT-728 MTB Vosper Torpedo Boat (under restoration)
  • PT-724 MTB Vosper Torpedo Boat (awaiting restoration)
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