MARSHALL, Mo. — The Nicholas-Beazley Aviation Museum focuses on the history of aviation while honoring the achievements in flight advancement that took place in Marshall, Missouri.
Two key figures in Marshall's aviation history were Russel Nicholas and Howard Beazley.
The two served in World War I and returned home with enthusiasm for aviation. They purchased airborne materials, which became a profitable business.
Nicholas and Beazley also set up a civilian flying school which opened March 6, 1924.
After garnering students from all over the world, it became the best equipped and the world's largest civilian flying school.
Another accomplishment was that they produced and designed their own planes.
As visitors tour the museum, they can view those planes and learn about the process.
The museum also offers a hands-on section where visitors can do crafts, take flight in an airplane simulator and more.
Visit the museum website to learn more.