In August last year about 100 people gathered in Hangar 2 at Smith Field on the north side of Fort Wayne to learn about a proposal to convert that historic building into the National Airmail Museum. News-Sentinel.com favors the project as a both a monument
Museum-quality Smith Field ideal site for formal tribute to our nation’s airmail pioneers Eric Olson Reporting: The winter of 1924 was not the coldest on record in northern Ohio – but it was the third-coldest. And the coldest night of that near-record cold winter occurred on
On May 31, 2018, 3rd District Congressmen Jim Banks visited the Hangar now designated as the National Airmail Museum. Congressmen Banks stated: “We had a great time touring hangar 2 at Smith Field in Fort Wayne this morning and hearing more about the vision for
MAY 10, 2018 BY GENERAL AVIATION NEWS May 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the first U.S. government airmail flight. To honor that milestone, a collection of classic airmail planes from 1931 will fly the original Contract Air Mail Route 8 (C.A.M. 8) from San Diego to
On behalf of all those involved in this incredible project, and the City of Fort Wayne and surrounding communities, THANK YOU CONGRESSMEN BANKS!!
Smith Field site tapped to house Airmail Museum BRIAN FRANCISCO | The Journal Gazette The U.S. House voted Thursday to designate the large hangar at Fort Wayne’s Smith Field as the National Airmail Museum. The proposal was made by Rep. Jim Banks, R-3rd, and included in legislation that would reauthorize the Federal Aviation
Banks Introduces Bill to Recognize Smith Field February 16, 2018 Washington, D.C. – Congressman Jim Banks (IN-03) has introduced a bill that would recognize the hangar at Smith Field in Fort Wayne as the National Airmail Museum. “The hangar at Smith Field is the perfect
Campaign For Airmail Museum Get’s Off the Ground About 100 people gathered in the 1920s-era hangar at Smith Field Thursday to hear plans for a National Air Mail Museum at the small north-side air field. The project would cost about $2.5 million to develop, and