July 10, 2024

Annual Picnic - August 17, 2024

Indianapolis Aero Club Annual Picnic
Indianapolis Metro Airport (KUMP) (Map)
Festivities begin at 6:00pm 
RSVP: HERE (click link) 

The ladies from Purdue Aviation will be in attendance to share details about their 3rd place finish in the Air Race Classic.  

Additional details will be posted here as they become available.

June 27, 2024

IAC Dinner, July 9, 2024 - Speaker: Captain John Van Etten III

Tuesday, July 9th, 2024 
VFW Hall – Indy Southside 
1842 Veterans Way, Greenwood, IN 46143 
Festivities begin at 6:00pm 
RSVP: HERE (click link) 

+ SPEAKER: Captain John Van Etten III: "BAT 21 Vietnam Search & Rescue” 

➢ USAF veteran will speak on the largest military search and rescue mission in SE Asia  from the perspective as the BAT 21 Rescue Commander for the 11 day mission inside  30,000 North Vietnamese soldiers. A movie and 3 books were made on this rescue. 

➢ USAF Air Controller, Vietnam; OV-10 Bronco Pilot, 2 Distinguished Flying Cross, Squadron Navy Liaison 

➢ Check out his 2023 EAA Oshkosh presentation on BAT 21 

➢ Purdue University Aeronautics, USAF and gunnery school TopGun trophy 

➢ Twin Comanche pilot and owner, EAA member and presenter 

➢ Former Indianapolis resident and currently resides in Michigan with his wife, Lynn 


+ IAC agenda from our President Jane Weaver and club officers 

+ Dinner Cost: $25 members; $30 guests 

+ To Donate items for the scholarship auction on August 17th, please contact Mark Poliak at 463- 248-1250 or xcflyer415@gmail.com and to volunteer for club activities please contact President  Jane Weaver at 765-318-0354 or judgejane182@gmail.com 


May 13, 2024

IAC Dinner, May 14, 2024 - Speaker: Tim Sparks

Our March meeting is on Tuesday, 12 March 2024. The venue is VFW Post 5864. The address: 1842 Veterans Way, Greenwood, IN 46143. It is just east of I-65. As usual, the start time is 6 pm. The post has a well-stocked bar with reasonable prices. The cost is still $25 per member/ $30 per guest.

Our speaker is Tim Sparks and he will be sharing some of his flying stories with us, including his brief appearances in both of the Top Gun movies.  Tim has a decorated Navy career and then flew with FedEx after the Navy.

Please RSVP Here.  

Airliners International 2024


And now for the email you've been waiting for, TOUR TIME! It has taken a while to setup, but we know you will enjoy the tours planned for this year. You will find a complete list, times and prices below. Children 16 and under may join any of our tours, but a parent or guardian MUST escort them. Be sure to check out some photos of the TWA Museum and The Tristar Experience at the end of this email!

Tours will be live for booking thru our show registration system on Thursday May 2nd at 5PM EDT(US). See the booking instructions below. All tour participants MUST be registered attendees of AI 2024 MCI.

Our Hilton Hotel bookings have been very strong. Right now we have limited availability for Thursday and Saturday. We are trying to add availability for Friday night. If you see the "UNAVAILABLE" message, try changing the booking dates.

We have rooms available at the Best Western Plus Hotel, right next door to the Hilton, at the same price, click this link to book.

Come see the AI 2024 MCI table at the ORD Show Saturday May 11th! Details on this show and other upcoming airlines shows can be found at the bottom of this email.


Chris, Steve and Bill,

Your AI 2024 MCI Team.


We have planned another "Friday Night at the Props BBQ". Friday evening June 28th, this year at the TWA Museum at Kansas City Downtown Airport MKC! The BBQ includes RT bus transport from the Hilton Hotel to MKC, admission to the entire TWA Museum, catered Kansas City BBQ, ("Joe's Kansas City") and a cash beer / soda bar. The BBQ will be limited to 200 attendees, you do not have to be a registered attendee for this event. The details on cost and booking are below. Or at this link. Weather permitting, Kansas City Helicopter Tours at MKC will be booking scenic flights during the BBQ! (You will make arrangements and payment directly with KCHT).

To book tours for AI 2024 MCI, use the links below:

If you are already registered, use this link to access/claim your existing account and book our tours. Tours will be live at this link Thursday May 2nd, at 5PM EDT.

If you need to register (required to book tours) or you wish to just book the BBQ, Welcome Party or Banquet (registration not required), use this link.

Airliners International 2024 MCI Tour Descriptions

All tour attendees age 16 and under require parental or guardian escort.

All AI2024 MCI tour participants are required to be registered attendees of the show ($70 or $150 option) exception for the "Friday Night At The Props". Tours are subject to change, consolidation and/or cancellation.


The TWA Museum at 10 Richards Road:

You will take a bus from the Hilton MCI to the TWA Museum at Kansas City Downtown Airport, MKC. You will enjoy a 2 ½ hour guided tour of the museum facilities including access to the Museum’s Lockheed L-12A Electra aircraft. Exhibits include three cockpit familiarization trainers (707, L-1011, MD-80), a full-size cabin evacuation trainer, multiple classroom training tools and 100’s of models and artifacts. The tour fee includes bus transportation, and admission to the TWA museum.

Cost per person: $35

Wednesday June 26th:

TWA 1 Leave Hilton 10:00, return 13:30

TWA 2 Leave Hilton 12:30, return 16:00

Thursday June 27th:

TWA 3 Leave Hilton 12:00, return 15:30

Friday June 28th:

TWA 4 Leave Hilton 10:00, return 13:30

TWA 5 Leave Hilton 12:30, return 16:00

The Amelia Earhart History Tour:

You will travel via bus from the Hilton MCI north to Atchison KS, the childhood home of Amelia Earhart. Your first stop will be the Amelia Earhart Hangar Museum, featuring the world’s last remaining Lockheed L-10E Electra. After an hour there, you will travel to the Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum, the home Amelia Earhart grew up in! In between, you will have a short stop at the historic 1880 Santa Fe Depot, at the Atchison County Historical Society Museum the eastern end of the ATSF Railway. Your tour fee incudes bus transport and admission to both museums.

Cost per person: $85

Wednesday June 26th:

AE 1 Leave Hilton 12:00, return 16:00

Friday June 28th:

AE 2 Leave Hilton 9:00, return 13:00

Jet Midwest

You will cross I-29 via bus from the Hilton MCI to the facilities of Jet Midwest, located in the historic TWA MCI maintenance base. You will travel around the aircraft stored at Jet Midwest, visit a few of the aircraft, and if available, witness the breaking up of an aircraft. Children 16 and under require parental or guardian escort. As you are entering a controlled area of the airport, please observe all TSA rules, no luggage, cameras only, no weapons.

Cost per person: $20.

Wednesday June 26th:

JM 1 Leave Hilton 13:15, return 15:00

JM 2 Leave Hilton 15:15, return 17:00

JM 3 Leave Hilton 17:15, return 18:45

Thursday June 27th:

JM 4 Leave Hilton 14:15, return 16:00

JM 5 Leave Hilton 16:15, return 17:45

Friday June 28th:

JM 6 Leave Hilton 11:15, return 13:00

JM 7 Leave Hilton 13:15, return 15:00

JM 8 Leave Hilton 15:15, return 16:45

TriStar Experience:

You will cross I-29 via bus from the Hilton MCI to the MCI ramp and The Tristar Experience L-1011. Built in 1974 for PSA Airlines, N910TE served for three airlines before becoming an Operation Blessing Flying Hospital. Flown to MCI in 2017, this L-1011 is one of two complete and operational L-1011’s left in the world! This aircraft is also one of two built with lower level air stairs! Weather permitting, you might even experience a start-up of one of the RB-211’s. Tour duration will be around one hour.

Your tour payment is for bus transportation and includes a donation to the TriStar Experience! Children 16 and under require parental or guardian escort. As you are entering a controlled area of the airport, please observe all TSA rules, no luggage, cameras only, no weapons.

Cost per person: $30.

Wednesday June 26th:

L-1011 1 Leave Hilton 12:30, return 14:00

L-1011 2 Leave Hilton 14:15, return 16:00

L-1011 3 Leave Hilton 16:15, return 18:00

Thursday June 27th:

L-1011 4 Leave Hilton 13:30, return 15:00

L-1011 5 Leave Hilton 15:15, return 17:00

Friday June 28th:

L-1011 6 Leave Hilton 10:30, return 12:00

L-1011 7 Leave Hilton 12:15, return 14:00

L-1011 8 Leave Hilton 14:15, return 16:00

NOAA NWS Aviation Weather Center:

Your small group will travel from the Hilton to the NWS Aviation Weather Center, for a 1 hour guided tour of the AWC, the national NOAA facility focusing specifically on predicting and reporting aviation weather.

Your tour fee is only for bus transportation and administrative costs, NOAA is providing the tour free of charge.

Cost per person: $20.

Wednesday June 26th:

NOAA 1 Leave Hilton 9:45, return 11:15

NOAA 2 Leave Hilton 13:45, return 15:15

Thursday June 27th:

NOAA 3 Leave Hilton 13:45, return 15:15

Friday June 28th:

NOAA 4 Leave Hilton 9:45, return 11:15

NOTE: Show Registration not required for the following event:

Friday Night at the Props RETURNS!

The Friday night BBQ returns! Bus transportation is provided from the Hilton MCI to The TWA Museum at 10 Richards Road, Downtown Airport MKC. You will enjoy a catered Kansas City BBQ in the original TWA maintenance hangar, and a visit to the TWA Museum. A cash water/soda/beer bar will be available. Weather permitting, Kansas City Helicopter Tours at MKC will be booking scenic flights during the BBQ! (You will make arrangements and payment directly with KCHT). The first bus will leave the Hilton at 17:30, BBQ at 18:30. Your tour fee includes R/T bus, BBQ buffet and TWA Museum admission. You can also drive yourself if you wish to visit other parts of downtown KC after the BBQ, please let us know if you are using your own transportation. Children under 16 require parental or guardian escort. If you wish a vegetarian option, please send an email to info@airlinersinternational.org once you have booked the BBQ

Cost per person: $80.

Friday June 28th:

BBQ First bus leaves Hilton at 17:30, BBQ service starts 18:30, last bus back departs at 20:30

Kansas City has sooooo many attractions such as the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, the The National WW1 MuseumHistoric Union Station, a KC Royals-Cleveland Guardians baseball game, and KC Monarchs minor league game. Fly in early, and see why we enjoy the "Heart of America", one of the world's most livable cities! And we have lots of fantastic BBQ!

Hilton Kansas City Airport


Featuring 347 rooms, the Hilton Kansas City International Airport is adjacent to the Kansas City Airport, and holds to the world renown Hilton standards. Our $139 room rate includes complementary breakfast buffet for up to 4 people sharing a room, free parking and Wi-Fi.

Kansas City International Airport is served by 13 airlines, with 53+ non-stop destinations including Toronto, all five Los Angeles airports, Boston, Midway, O'Hare and all three major New York City airports.

We have raised the price of three day registration and tables by $10, but we have been able to LOWER the cost of the Saturday night banquet only ticket to $89! The full three day registration with banquet ticket remains the SAME at $150.

Make your plans to come to Kansas City, one of the world's great cities, June 26-29th 2024!

You can download and print copies of the 11"x17" poster below. Just click on this link!

The NEW Kansas City International Airport!

wahs logo

Other airline shows around the world:

The World Airline Historical Society and Photo Enrichments is not responsible for the accuracy of the following show listings. Always check with the individual show promoter to ensure the event is still scheduled as stated before making your travel plans. Please send your show listing to FotoEnrich@gmail.com

Airliners International 2024 MCI

June 26-29 2024

Hilton Kansas City Airport

Kansas City MO USA




Saturday, May 11, 2024

9:00 am – 3:00 pm. 

Holiday Inn-Elk Grove Village,

1000 Busse Rd, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007.

Admission: $6, children under 12 admitted free! Free airport shuttle to/from ORD. Call 847-437-6010 and mention code “CAS” for special room rate. For more information, call Steve Mazanek at 773-909-5623 or visit graylandstation.com.

1st Annual LAX – Los Angeles

Airline Collectibles Show & Sale

Saturday, June 1, 2024

9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Embassy Suites by Hilton LAX South

1440 East Imperial Avenue 

El Segundo, CA 90245 (310) 640-3600

Free Airport Shuttle ! Special Room Rate

Please mention discount code “LAX Airline Show”

when calling the above number.

For further information and/or to mail table

reservation payments, please contact:

Mike Chew at LAXAirlineShow@gmail.com


Saturday, June 1, 2024, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm. 

Koninklijk Atheneum Zaventem,

Hoogstraat 50, 1930 Zaventem, Belgium.

For more information contact gvanherbruggen@hotmail.com


Airliners International 2024 MCI

June 26-29 2024

Hilton Kansas City Airport

Kansas City MO USA


MAN - Manchester Airport

Aviation Memorabilia Fair

July 27-28 2024

opens at 10:00

Concorde Hangar Manchester Airport

Runway Visitor Park, WA15 8XQ,

off the A538 Wilmslow Rd.

Entry to the Park is free




Saturday, August 24, 2024,

9:00 am – 3:00 pm.

Best Western Plus 15471 Royalton Rd,

Strongsville, OH 44136.

Admission 5.00, Children under 17 FREE with paid adult. Special show room rate of $89.00,  mention discount code “2408CLEV” when calling 1-800-528-1234. 

FREE Transportation to & from CLE via LG Transportation. Call Les @ 440-212-5466 before arrival or departure. For additional show information contact Robert Palermo via phone at 216-551-4549 or via email at rpalermo@msn.com.


Saturday, Sept 7, 2024, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. 

Holiday Inn North, 160 Frontage Road,

Newark, NJ 07114

Admission: $10.00, children 12 & under are FREE.

Hourly door prizes! For more information, www.newarkairlineshow.com.




Saturday, Sept 21, 2024

8:30 am – 2:30 pm.

Best Western Grosvenor Plus,

380 South Airport Blvd.,

South San Francisco, CA 94080.

Admission: $8, children under 12 are admitted free! Special room rate available, use discount code “SFO Show” when calling (650) 873-3200. For more information, contact Michael Chew at SFOAirlineShow@juno.com or Tom Vance at fordgalaxie500@yahoo.com or call (408) 504-8345.



Saturday, October 5, 2024,

10:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Delta Flight Museum, 1060 Delta Blvd., Atlanta, GA. Admission: $10, children under 10 admitted free. Attendees must present a photo ID and go through security upon entering. No admission discounts.

For more details visit DeltaFlightMuseum.org or email museum.delta@delta.com.




Saturday, October 12, 2024, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Best Western Plus Hotel, 1901 Killebrew Drive,

Bloomington, MN 55425 (across from the Mall of America). Admission: $5, children under 12 admitted free.

Special room rate available by calling hotel at 952-854-8200. For info or a vendor table, contact Bruce Kitt via phone at 952-212-4842 or email bruce.kitt@norhtwestairlineshistory.org or call Keith Oberg at 651-423-5111 or email airwaysgifts@juno.com. More details at nwahistory.org.


Sunday, OCT 20, 2024

10:00 am – 3:00 pm.

John Paul II Polish Cultural Centre, 4300 Cawthra Road, Mississauga ON LHZ 1V8.

Admission: $10. For details visit torontoairlinershow.com and for vendor & show info email aitor@sympatico.ca.



Saturday, November 9, 2024,

10:00 am – 5:00 pm.

International Aviation Memorabilia Exchange. Established as the “Frankfurt Exchange Day” in 1986.

Stadthalle Hofheim, Chinonplatz 4, 65719 Hofheim am Taunus. Admission is free! Table reservations expected from August 2024. For more information… www.fra-aviationfair.com or email Dean Rainer, info@fra-aviationfair.com. 


Saturday, December 7, 2024, Time TBA. 

Sheraton Hotel North

Houston Intercontinental Airport on JFK Blvd.

Details coming soon. 


AMS - Amsterdam Aviation

Collectors Fair

February 23 2025

10:00 - 17:00 h

Admission € 5

Van der Valk Hotel A4

Schiphol Hoofddorp 



For listing of other worldwide airline shows,

click on these two links:



Thank you for your continued support

of our hobby and WAHS by attending

these shows!

Some images from the TWA Museum at 10 Richards Road:

The Spirit of TWA

1937 Lockheed Electra 12A

Some of the many airline issue models at the museum

Cabin evacuation trainer, moved to MKC from STL

TWA 707 cockpit familiarization trainer

TWA L-1011 cockpit

familiarization trainer

TWA MD-80 cockpit

familiarization trainer

Some images from the Tristar Experience:

One of two L-1011's made with this airstair

Entrance to the lower level

Lower level lounge

Stairs to the upper level

Transit seats for the hospital staff

The Flying Hospital