Stinson Model O Dedication and Public Program
When:Saturday, February 8, 2014 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
What:ExhibitCommunity Event / FestivalSpecial Event
Join us for the official dedication of a splendid new addition to the Museum’s collection: The Stinson Model O. At 1:00 p.m., Museum of Flight Senior Curator Dan Hagedorn will lead the dedication ceremony, in the Great Gallery, in front of the Model O. This will be followed by a public program with Jeff Paulson in the William Allen Theater.
Jeff Paulson has a degree in Aeronautical Maintenance Engineering from Parks College in St. Louis. He began doing aircraft restorations as a hobby, and it eventually became a major focus for him. In 1997, Jeff took over Evergreen Flying Service at the now-closed Evergreen Airport in Vancouver WA, and quickly expanded the flight school to include a maintenance base. As part of his maintenance program, he completed many restorations including two Stearmans, a Travel Air 4000, a Fairchild 24, a number of J3 Cubs, a Taylorcraft and other small aircraft. When Evergreen Airport closed 8 years ago, Jeff moved the business to the Scappoose Airport. It is there that he and his team built the Model O, which now resides in the Museum of Flight. Read more about this aircraft’s unique history here.
In 2010, Jeff Paulson flew the Model O cross-country to the annual EAA show at Oshkosh, Wisconsin. There, it won the coveted Lindy Award for best replica aircraft.
This dedication and public program is free for members, and free with daily admission to the Museum of Flight.