Flight Expo, Inc., was founded by a small group of enthusiasts interested in aircraft education and aircraft preservation. It was created due to the interest generated by participation in educational seminars at the Sport Aviation Conferences held at the Minneapolis Convention Center from 1994 – 2000. These seminars included presentations on experimental aircraft, aviation history, model planes, hot air balloons, aerobatics, warbirds, air racing, antique aircraft, seaplanes, modern composite construction techniques, and avionics technology.
The organization was responsible for the construction of a 1903 Wright Flyer replica as part of the United States Centennial (the 100 year anniversary) of Flight. (Full size reproduction) This aircraft has been on display in the Twin Cities area since 2003.
Flight Expo, Inc. was the recipient of a part of Aviation History when it received the Tsunami Race Aircraft in October of 2013. Tsunami is a one of a kind race plane designed to become the fastest propeller driven aircraft ever built.
In October, 2014 we kicked off Flight Expo's first youth Build A Plane Program with 6 youth. Seven years later we have over 15 youth for each session and in need of a larger facility.
2016 Flight Expo, Inc. added a Flying Club portion for those youth that want to reach a higher plateau knowledge in obtaining their FAA private pilot’s license.
2021 Flight Expo, Inc increased the hands on portion of the Build A Plane program with challenging those to learn more by working towards an Aircraft and Power Plant Mechanic License.
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