Unveiling of the Blackbird bi-plane built during the era of Charles Lindberg.
- Personal Tours of the rare Blackbird and a dozen other extraordinary antique planes, cars and motorcycles (the most extensive antique airplane collection in the area).
- Includes BBQ lunch
- You will have an opportunity to actually take a ride in a car that is over 100 years old!
A little history about the Blackbird: Designed by Giuseppe Bellanca (National Aviation Hall of Fame) who designed planes all his life 1886 – 1960. In 1922 he designed the first US transport airplane that is now housed in the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum. In 1928, only 2 years after the Lindberg, NY-Paris flight, he designed the one-and-only Blackbird that is now housed in our Gig Harbor Antique Airplane Museum. It only flew for 18 month due to the lack of funding during the hardship of the Great Depression and has not flown for 90 years.