Tillamook Air Museum
Many pilots still consider the 1934 Bellanca Aircruiser to be the most efficient single engine airplane ever built. The long and spacious cabin has room for 15 people, or can carry over two tons of cargo when the seats are removed. The Tillamook Air Museum has the only remaining flying Aircruiser in the world. (Notice the unique W-shaped bottom wing!)
P-38 Lightning the “forked tail devil” is one of only a handful of the aircraft in the world still in flying condition. Tillamook’s P-38 has been named Tangerine.
By the time Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, the PBY was considered obsolete but by the end of the war the PBY had been produced in more numbers than all other flying boats combined. Known for its use in search and rescue the PBY holds the distinction of being the first American aircraft to attack an enemy ship when it bombed a Japanese midget sub during the attack on Pearl Harbor. Many of these workhorses are still maintained in flying condition.
Republic Aviation’ s P-47 Thunderbolt was the biggest, heaviest armed and most produced single-engine American fighter of the Second World War. It’s sturdy construction and eight 50 caliber machine guns made it equally adaptive as a ground support attack aircraft and as a bomber escort fighter. The Museum’s P-47 was recently totally restored to flying condition.
6030 Hangar Road,
Tillamook, Oregon 97141