A look at aviation history

By on June 24, 2011

Air Classics Museum of Aviation, located at the Aurora Municipal Airport in Sugar Grove, held an open house on Saturday. Pat Boyle (right) of St. Charles is a flight instructor at the DeKalb airport and also served in the Korean War. Here he checks out a RF86 F Sabre jet during the open house. This type of jet was one of the first aircraft to break the sound barrier. People came from all over to see planes and helicopters up close and even climb inside some of them. Below, Luke Stoffer, 7, from Oakbrook, Ill., sits in the pilot seat of a UH-1 Huey helicopter. The museum’s collection includes aircraft, vehicles, uniforms and other aviation memorabilia from the 1930s to the present time.

Photos by John DiDonna