"They started with the airplanes and the restoration shop and had this dream to do the museum some day and made it a reality," explained Aaron Fagen, son of Ron and Diane, who is in charge of keeping all the restored ground vehicles in working order. Aaron's brother Evan is the Chief Pilot for the museum which is unique among museums because everything in it runs and flies.
The Postcards team has made several visits to the museum for interviews and to capture footage for this special episode which will feature several of the planes that came to take part in the 70th Anniversary of D Day event held in June, 2014.
There are restoration and sheet metal workshops which keep everything running and specialize in restoring Curtiss-Wright P-40 fighter planes. As a result, people come from all over the world to visit. "It's getting bigger, and bigger, and bigger, and more and more people are coming, " said Ron Fagen who stated that honoring his father Ray's WWII service was a primary motivation in creating the world class destination.
"A favorite part of this museum for me is the fact that our entire family's involved," said Diane Fagen. "It started out, of course, with Ron's dad. Ron and I and our sons and now their wives and children are also involved. It really is a unifying thing for us."