A Century Of Aviation
Mural on the west wall of the Fargo Air Museum. It shows some important aircraft flying over North Dakota.
1903-2003: A Century of Aviation
"To most people the sky is the limit. To those who love aviation, the sky is home."
1903 Wright Flyer, Orville & Wilbur Wright
1909 BlŽriot Type XI, Louis BlŽriot, cross the English Channel
1917 Fokker Tri-plane, Red Baron
1917 J-1 Standard, Charles Kelssig
1927 Spirit of St. Louis, Charles Lindbergh
1935 DC-3, Dakota, Airliner
1937 Piper Cub, Private airplane
1937 Lockheed Electra, Amelia Earhart*
1940 B-17G, Flying Fortress, WWII Heavy Bomber
1940 F-4U, Corsair, WWII Fighter
1941 P-51D, Mustang, WWII Fighter
1945 F-4U, Super Corsair, racing plane
1947 X-1, broke sound barrier
1954 B-52, Strato-fortress, Strategic Bomber
1955 F-86, Sabre, Korean War Fighter
1962 Mercury, 1st US Astronaut
1969 Apollo 11, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin
1970 UH-1, Huey, Helicopter
1973 Boeing 747, Northwest Orient Airliner
1974 Concorde, Supersonic Airliner
1980 Space Shuttle
1982 Boeing 757, Northwest Airliner
1983 F-117, Nighthawk, Stealth Fighter/Bomber
1986 Voyager, Dick Rutan and Jeana Yeager
1990 F-16B, Fighting Falcon, NDANG
1998 Cessna, Civilian Aviation
2003 F-22, Raptor, Advanced Fighter
* "Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace.
The soul that knows it not knows no release from little things:
Knows not the livid loneliness of fear, nor mountain heights where bitter joy can hear the sound of wings.
Nor can life grant us boon of living, compensate, nor dull gray ugliness and pregnant hate unless we dare the soul's dominion. Each time we make a choice, we pay with courage to behold the resistless day, and count it fair."