The Dakota Territory Air Museum in Minot will open for its season May 12.
Four of the Texas Flying Legends Museum planes arrived here a few days ago the P-51D Mustang "Dakota Kid II," A6M2-Model 21 Zero "Last Samurai," P-40K Warhawk "Aleutian Tiger," and B-25J "Betty's Dream. The FG-1D Corsair "Whistling Death," is expected shortly.
While in Minot the planes will be displayed at the air museum and go through maintenance at Pietsch Aircraft Restoration & Repair in Minot.
The planes will be at the Minot museum until July 18. However, from June 15 until returning June 26, they will be attending the 5th Armored Division Reunion in Bangor, Maine, and then making a stop at the Fargo air museum on the way back to Minot.
The Texas Flying Legends Museum planes also will be taking part in the July 4 air show, featuring the Canadian Snowbirds, at the Minot International Airport. The Canadian Forces' Snowbirds from Moose Jaw, Sask., are giving a special flood recovery performance along with the other acts.
The Minot air museum, was founded in 1986 and includes numerous planes, memorabilia and other aviation-related items.
The air museum's major event this year will be its USO Show, a dinner-type event, being planned for this fall. Because of the flood, an abbreviated show was held last year.
- Eloise Ogden