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Aviation Museums, City Park Airplane Displays


Fort Campbell

101st Airborne Division Museum
Don F. Pratt Memorial Museum
Fort Campbell Military Reservation
Ft. Campbell, Kentucky
26th Ave. & Tennessee Avenues
Phone: (502) 798-3215 or (502) 798-4986

  • Bell UH-1H Huey
  • Douglas C-47 Skytrain
  • Lockheed AH-56A Cheyenne Helicopter
  • Fairchild C-119 Boxcar
  • Fairchild-Republic A-10A Warthog
  • Waco CG-4 Glider


Fort Knox

Patton Museum of Cavalry and Armor
POB 208
Fort Knox, Kentucky 40121-0208
Phone: (502) 624-3812

  • Bell UH-1B Huey
  • Bell AH-1G HueyCobra
  • Bell OH-13E Sioux
  • Hiller OH-23B Raven
  • Cessna L-19A Grasshopper


Frankford

Boone National Guard Center
100 Minuteman Pkwy.
Frankfort, KY, 40601

The Boone National Guard Center (BNGC) serves as the headquarters for the Kentucky Army National Guard and is located in central Franklin County at the western edge of the city of Frankfort. The center consists of approximately 655 acres. Immediately adjacent to the center is the Army Aviation Support Facility and the Capital City Airport, which is operated by the Kentucky Department of Transportation. The BNGC hosts a number of tenants, including the 63rd Aviation Group, the Headquarters State Area Command, the Recon Air Interdiction Detachment and Detachment 11, and the Operations Support Aircraft. In addition, the BNGC is home to the state's emergency management facility. The Boone National Guard Center has one display helicopter mounted on a plinth. As of 12/15/2013 we do not know the aircraft type or serial number. The helicopter display is located with the base on National Guard Road.


Lexington

The Aviation Museum of Kentucky

Lexington Blue Grass Airport
4000 Versailles Road
P.O. Box 4118
Lexington, Kentucky 40544
Phone: (606) 231-1219

The Aviation Museum of Kentucky is an aviation museum located at the Blue Grass Airport in Lexington, Kentucky. Incorporated in April 1995, and opened to the public in August of the same year, it includes 12,000 ft² (1,100 m²) of exhibit space, a library, and an aircraft restoration and repair shop.

Historic airplanes, photos, documents and training equipment are all included in the museum's permanent collection. A great number of the items from the museum's original displays were donated from the personal collections of members of the Kentucky Aviation History Roundtable. The Roundtable is a local group of aviation enthusiasts, founded in 1978, who first came up with the idea of a permanent aviation museum at the Blue Grass Airport.

As a part of its collection, the museum displays both military and civilian aircraft. Detailing aviation history, the museum houses aircraft ranging from restored barnstormers and vintage airliners, to historic warbirds and flyable aircraft from today. The following aircraft are on permanent display:

  • Bell AH-1 “Cobra” helicopter
  • Crosley “Moonbeam” biplane
  • Heath “Midwing”
  • Grumman F-14B “Tomcat”
  • McDonnell RF-101C “Voodoo” (AF 56-0125)
  • McDonnell Douglas A-4F “Skyhawk II” (US Navy Blue Angels livery)
  • McDonnell Douglas F-4S “Phantom II”
  • Northrop AT-38B “Talon”
  • Piper J-3 “Cub”
  • Pratt Read PR-G1
  • 1908 Matthew Bacon Sellers “Quadruplane” (replica, Kentucky's first airplane)
  • WACO biplane
  • General Electric CF6 Turbofan Engine
  • Many other flyable aircraft on permanent display
  • Flight simulators


Louisville

Bownam Field
Louisville International Airport
Louisville, Kentucky
Phone: (502) 368-6524

  • Douglas DC-3/C-47 flights
  • North American AT-6 “Texan”


Louisville

Louisville Science Center
727 West Main Street
Louisville, Kentucky 40202-2633
Phone: (502) 561-6111
Fax: (502) 561-6145

  • Apollo XIII
  • Bushbee “Mustang I”
  • Gemini Trainer
  • Seller “Quadraplane” (replica)


Louisville

Louisville Air National Guard Base
123rd Airlift Wing
Standford Field
Louisville, Kentucky 40213
Phone: (502) 364-9400

The Louisville Air National Guard Base is the home base of the Kentucky Air National Guard 123d Airlift Wing. The 123d Airlift Wing (AW) of the Kentucky Air National Guard occupies two parcels of leased land on the Louisville International Airport (IAP); one of 76 acres and the other of 5. The base is located on the northeast side of the airport approximately five miles south of downtown Louisville, Kentucky.

The mission of the 123d AW is to provide worldwide theater airlift for U.S. military and to support humanitarian operations. The unit currently flies the Lockheed C-130H “Hercules” aircraft and occupies four administrative, six industrial and two services buildings totaling approximately 355,000 ft². The 123d AW has 334 full-time personnel, a number that surges once a month to 1,180 personnel during unit training drills. The base has two display aircraft mounted on plinths located at the entrance of the base. A McDonnell RF-101H “Voodoo” (need s/n) and a McDonnell Douglas RF-4C “Phantom II” (need s/n). The two display aircraft are easily viewed from the southbound I-65 and are bordered by Thoroughbred Express Boulevard, Winning Colors Way, and Twin Spires Lane, located on the ANG base.


Maysville

Fleming-Mason Airport
7079 Airport Road
Maysville, Kentucky 41056

Static Display

  • McDonnell Douglas GF-4D “Phantom II” (AF 66-7500)


Middlesboro

The Lost Squadron
Middlesboro - Kentucky Airport
P.O. Box 776
Middlesboro, Kentucky 40965
Phone: (606) 248-1149

  • Lockheed P-38F “Lightning” (restoration project)

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