Airborne Awesomosity

Atomic Toasters Goes To The Zoo

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About half way between Detroit and Chicago sits the city of Kalamazoo, MI. Originally the home of Gibson guitars and now a major center in the craft beer movement, Kalamazoo seems to be a calm town. Until you walk into a building bordering the airport and stand under a pink Curtis P-40N Warhawk.

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AT Hall of Fame, Military Surplus

The Soplata Airplane Sanctuary

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Among a stand of trees near Newbury, OH sits a little collection of junked aircraft. Walter Soplata, the son of Czech immigrants, began buying surplus aircraft in 1947 while working at a company in Cleveland that scraps such aircraft. He is a true Toasterhead because he couldn’t bear the thought of these magnficent machines being dismantled and reprocessed into pop cans and carabiners. So, he started buying the rarest ones and transporting them to his back yard.

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