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The Insitu Aerosonde Laima on display in the Great Gallery Aircraft

Insitu Aerosonde Laima

"Aerosonde" is a trademarked name of an autonomous aircraft developed by InSitu, Inc. (later manufactured by Aerodonde,...

The Lamson L-106 Alcor Glider in flight Aircraft

Lamson (Alcor) Glider

The Alcor sailplane was one of the first sailplanes in the U.S. made of composite materials. Other innovations, like a...

A Lear Fan 2100 in flight Aircraft

Lear Fan 2100

The Lear Fan 2100, a radical two-engine pusher prop-jet made almost entirely from composites, was Bill Lear's final project....

A Learjet 23 on the 30th anniversary of the plane Aircraft

Learjet 23

William Powell "Bill" Lear wasn't an aeronautical engineer when he started the Learjet project around age 60. He was an...

The Museum's Letov LF-107 Lunak Glider on display at the Restoration Center Aircraft

Letov LF-107 Lunak Glider

The Czech aerobatic glider LF-107 "Luňák" (or "Kite") was designed by Rudy Letov and further developed by a group of...

A Lilienthal (Otto) Glider in use in Germany Aircraft

Lilienthal (Otto) 1893 Glider Reproduction

German inventor Otto Lilienthal is considered to be one of the greatest airman of the nineteenth century. Starting in 1891,...

The Museum's Constellation on display in the Airpark Aircraft

Lockheed 1049G Super Constellation

The elegant Lockheed Constellation was born from requirements put forth in 1939 by Howard Hughes for Transcontinental and...

The Museum's Lockheed D-21B Drone, mounted on the M-21 Blackbird, on display in the Great Gallery Aircraft

Lockheed D-21B Drone

The D-21 drone was an unpiloted aircraft originally designed for CIA and Air Force surveillance missions over particularly...

A Lockheed F-104C Starfighter, assigned to the 479th Tactical Fighter Wing. Aircraft

Lockheed F-104C Starfighter

The development of the Lockheed F-104, America's first operational Mach 2 fighter, was initially motivated by the threat...

The Museum's Lockheed Jetstar CL-329 Aircraft

Lockheed Jetstar Prototype (CL-329)

The Lockheed JetStar was designed in response to a request from the United States Air Force for a 10-passenger utility jet....

The Museum's Lockheed M-21 Blackbird on display in the Great Gallery Aircraft

Lockheed M-21 (Blackbird)

The world's fastest airplane.

The Lockheed Martin RQ-3A Dark Star in flight Aircraft

Lockheed Martin RQ-3A Dark Star

During the 1990s, the U.S. Air Force showed renewed interest in UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles). These aircraft were...