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About Us

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The Liberty Aviation Museum was established on December 7th 1991 with a handful of dedicated volunteers to showcase WW2 aircraft. In 1994 we had the opportunity to put on a well received air show at the Erie-Ottawa International Airport (PCW) in Port Clinton, Ohio. This very fortunate turn of events led us to formally announce in 1996 our intent to locate our museum at the Erie-Ottawa International Airport.

Embracing the deep aviation heritage of the area, we began to plan for a facility to include a hangar and museum along with a 1950's era themed Diner.

In 1994, we undertook a search to locate and return to the airport a flyable Ford Tri-motor, and in October of 1996 we were fortunate indeed to come into contact with Maurice Hovious - a world renowned Ford Tri-motor expert and restorer located in Michigan.

This initial contact later inspired Maurice Hovious to further his dialogue with the EAA chapter who convinced Maurice to make this unique idea a reality. Since then, an amazing amount of work has been completed by EAA Tin Goose Chapter 1247 volunteers on the restoration of a new Ford Tri-motor project, sponsored by Maurice. This progress, then led to the Establishment of the Tri-motor Heritage Foundation - taking up the torch to be the caretaker of this rare treasure.

 In 2010, the Liberty Aviation Museum acquired a flyable vintage WWII North American B-25 Mitchell Bomber, originally known as "Martha Jean". The 2011 season was spent training crews to fly the B-25 to air shows throughout the year. During that same year, the dreams of all three organizations to have a permanent place to call home became reality with the announcement that a Museum/Hangar facility, known as the Liberty Aviation Museum, would be built at the Erie-Ottawa International Airport.  Later that year, the Liberty Aviation Museum crew flew, B-25 "Martha Jean" out to Aero Trader in Chino, California for a complete restoration and a new look.  The aircraft returned to the Liberty Aviation Museum, opening day week of July 19, 2012 as B-25 "Georgie's Gal"

The Liberty Aviation Museum's Mission


To provide an adequate organization for historians, aircraft and vehicle preservationists and collectors interested in encouraging internationally the acquisition, restoration, operation, preservation, public education and display of historic aircraft, vehicles and related items.