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US Southwest Soaring Museum

US Southwest Soaring Museum
Location Moriarty, New Mexico, United States
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Type Aviation museum
Collection size Sailplanes
President [1]
Website swsoaringmuseum.org

The US Southwest Soaring Museum is an aviation museum, located at 918 E US Route 66, in Moriarty, New Mexico, United States that focuses on the history of gliding in the western United States.[1][2][3]

The museum is an affiliate member of the Soaring Society of America.[4]

Mission

The museum states its aims as preserving and presenting the history and legacy of soaring; promoting an increased understanding of mathematics and the physical sciences through educational exhibits and programs; sponsoring aeronautical research programs relating to solar-powered flight; communicating an inspirational story of innovation and discovery for the New Mexico schoolchildren, the citizens of NM and visitors passing through the state and motivating others to experience the wonder of flight[2]

History

The museum was conceived in 1995 and opened in 2006. Founding president George Applebay and a ten-person volunteer board of directors spent ten years assembling the collection of more than 40 gliders and models and finding a location for the museum.[1]

Collection

The museum has an extensive collection of gliders, including:[5]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c Gomez, Matt (March 2006). "Museum Glides to Opening". Mountain View Telegraph. Retrieved 25 May 2011. 
  2. ^ a b US Southwest Soaring Museum (2010). "What's New". Retrieved 25 May 2011. 
  3. ^ City of Moriarty Government (n.d.). "Civic Center". Retrieved 25 May 2011. 
  4. ^  
  5. ^ US Southwest Soaring Museum (2010). "Sailplanes, Hang Gliders & Motor Gliders". Retrieved 24 May 2011. 

External links

  • Official website
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