The Wright Brothers invented the airplane in 1903, but before that they owned a bicycle shop. Aviation is an important piece of the “Progression of Transportation” history we tell here at the museum. Not only did the first airplane have bike components, but America’s original astronauts, including Deke Slayton, were all pilots. On display in the museum you’ll find dozens of models, a hang glider, and two real planes- a 1923 Pietenpol, and Deke Slayton’s Formula One race plane- the Stinger.