Roadtrip Flyby: The Erickson Aircraft Collection
The Erickson Aircraft Collection Museum is located at the Madras Airport, a 45 minute drive north of Bend, Oregon on Hwy 26 near the intersection of Hwy 97N. The collection was originally founded by Jack Erickson of sky crane and aerial firefighting fame. Most of the aircraft featured are in flying condition. On the day I popped in, the B-17G Flying Fortress was out on the circuit and the P-47D and replica FW 190 were both in the shop. The big surprise was an actual Martin Mauler restored to static display. I was in a bit of a hurry, so these photos were taken with an iPhone. Well worth visiting. Enjoy.