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Wings Over Miami
Wings Over Miami Logo.png
Established 2001
Location Miami Executive Airport, Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States
Type Aviation Museum

Wings Over Miami is a flying aviation museum of historically significant aircraft, located at Miami Executive Airport in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States, 13 mi (21 km) southwest of the central business district of Miami.

History

The museum was conceived as a replacement for the Weeks Air Museum which had been located at the airport, but which was moved to Polk County, Florida after having its facility and almost all of its aircraft damaged by Hurricane Andrew in 1992.

The departure of the Weeks collection left an aviation historical deficit in the Miami area. In 2001 four military and classic plane enthusiasts decided to create a new museum to use the facility. The new museum's board was made up of its founders: Walter Orth, Larry Ploucha, Vincent Tirado and Tom Righetti. They agreed from the start that Wings Over Miami would be a flying museum, meaning that aircraft from the collection would be airworthy and would be flown regularly.

The aircraft collection that was assembled included representation from a broad range of aviation history, including vintage aircraft, World War II and the Cold War.

Special events that benefit the museum include an annual car show that features antique & classic vehicles and Corvettes presented by the South Florida Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America and the Sunshine Corvette Club.

Aircraft

Brown B-1 Racer NR83Y Tamiami FL 26.04.09R
Brown B-1 Racer at Wings Over Miami
Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina N287 Tamiami FL 26.04.09R
Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina in US Navy markings at the museum
Douglas A-26C Invader 435440 Tamiami 26.04.09R
Douglas A-26C Invader in false Cuban Air Force markings

The museum collection includes:

  • Aero L29-R Delfín
  • Aero L-39C Albatros
  • Brown B-1 Racer
  • Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina
  • Douglas A-26C Invader
  • Douglas C-117D
  • Grumman F-14D Tomcat
  • Ikarus Aero 3-A
  • Ryan PT-22
  • Nanchang CJ-6A
  • North American AT-6D Texan
  • North American T-28 Trojan
  • North American SNJ-6
  • Schweizer SGS 1-26
  • Yakovlev Yak-52
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