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Milan, New Mexico: Aviation Heritage Museum

Features a restored airway light beacon, which was how early planes had to navigate at night, and a small museum with crash relics of at least one airliner that didn't make it.

Western New Mexico Aviation Heritage Museum

1116 Dale Carnutte Rd, Milan, NM
Western New Mexico Aviation Heritage Museum. From Route 66 turn west (no stoplight) onto Airport Rd. Drive under the Interstate, then turn left. You'll see the tower ahead on the right.
Donations welcome.
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Aviation Heritage Museum

Restored aircraft navigation aid museum from the 1930s featuring an airway beacon that pilots would use to navigate at night by flying the beam from one station to the next before radio navigation or GPS.

[Ash, 04/27/2022]

The small museum exhibits pieces of the nearby Ford Trimotor plane crash of 1929, the first transcontinental passenger air calamity.

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