EVERGREEN AVIATION MUSEUM
The Captain Michael King Smith Educational Institute
DEDICATED TO AVIATION
EDUCATION, ENGINEERING AND HISTORY
Tim stands forward of the largest wooden airplane ever built
It was flown by inventor/builder, Howard Evans Hughes,
in Long Beach, California, November 2, 1947.
The Evergreen Aviation Museum was built specificially
to house the Howard Hughes Flying Boat, officially numbered H-4 Hercules.
Laughingly called Spruce Goose, the plane with the longest wingspan,
was dismantled, labeled, and brought to McMinnville, Oregon, and stored
until the museum building was roofed in. Then the "Spruce Goose"
was reassembled inside the building for ongoing display. See
It was impossible to get an unobstructed photo of the "goose'
from any point in the museum because of the many smaller craft on display.
The space was open with moveable pylons and chains cordoning off excess
to individual exhibits. Tim was curious about what glass windows could
be removed to bring in new aircraft exhibits or remove those on loan.
Literature noted that exhibits change from time to time. In November
2003, we received a map identifying the exhibits. Four planes and a
helicopter were on display outside the building.
Copyright 1997 - 2004