Moosehead Lake Aviation Museum

Opened in 2011, the Moosehead Lake Aviation Museum is dedicated to the
dauntless pilots who contributed to the region’s memorable aviation activities, events, and history.

It features exhibits detailing the region’s influential private and commercial aviators, vintage aircraft, events that had a significant impact upon the region, local aviation entrepreneurs, the Greenville municipal airport, and Greenville’s renowned annual International Seaplane Fly-In.

A historical photo of a bi-plane near the famous Mount Kineo

Our most recent addition is dedicated to the pioneer and contemporary pilots who have contributed to the rich history of aviation in the region over the years.  The museum offers
a fascinating insight into the early days of “bush pilot” activities in the Moosehead Lake environs.

Located in the “Fireplace Room” in The Center for Moosehead History, exhibits highlight the history of early aircraft, both personal and commercial, the importance of bush pilots to economic growth in the region, including the contributions of Departmen2008_69_0001-fly-in-1975t of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife pilots, development of the Greenville municipal airport, and the origins and growth of Greenville’s annual International Seaplane Fly-In.

 

 

The ejection seat probably belonging to B52 Stratofortress pilot Lt. Col. Dante E. Bulli. The seat was recovered this past May and is on display at the Moosehead Lake Aviation Museum.

The Moosehead Riders Snowmobile club has very generously shared a number of artifacts relating to the B-52 Bomber that crashed on Elephant Mountain in 1963. Among these items are the parachute used by one of two airmen who were safely ejected, the pilot’s seat that was recently located, nearly fifty years after the crash, scrapbooks, albums and assorted other artifacts and information.

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