11 – Nicholas-Beazley Airplane Company

Have you ever heard of the Nicholas-Beazley Airplane Company before?

Until recently, neither had I, and it may be the most fascinating aviation story I had never heard of.

It’s a very unique aviation story about a small town in Missouri that, for a period of time, was an incredible intersection of aviation involving well known aviation people that created some airplanes that unfortunately ended up being not so well known. Perhaps it was because they were just ahead of their time.

This is a story of not only historic airplanes, but an amazing airplane parts business, a huge flight school for its day, and a community that in recent years came together and created a modern museum to share this surprising chapter in aviation history.

This episode is about the Nicholas-Beazley Airplane Company of Marshall Missouri.


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Link to the Nicholas-Beazley Aviation Museum website:

Interview recorded August 2017.

Music on the podcast is “Arcade Montage”, by Lee Rosevere. http://happypuppyrecords.ca
(music used under license)


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