An experimental and influential airplane is the latest exhibit at the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum.
Rockwell Collins donated the North American Sabreliner 50 to the McMinnville museum. It will go on display next week.
The 1964 model plane was acquired by the company in 1976 and was utilized for many significant flight test projects leading to innovations that are used today in commercial and military avionics, said Stewart Bailey, Evergreen's curator.
Rockwell Collins made many modifications to the Sabreliner 50, including its unique-looking, custom-made interchangeable large nose. It was built to house airborne weather radar technology that is now used in more than 5,000 aircrafts around the world.
Rockwell Collins decided to retire the Sabreliner because of its age and associated cost of maintenance.
The aircraft was flown for 8,000 hours and made more than 5,000 landings.
"We are very thankful to Rockwell Collins for retiring the aircraft to the museum and giving us the opportunity to educate visitors with the aircraft," Bailey said. "We understand how influential this airplane was for the aviation industry."
The plane joins more than 250 other aviation and space artifacts at the museum.
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum is located at 500 N.E. Captain Michael King Smith Way, McMinnville. For more information, go to EvergreenMuseum.org.
Copyright 2013 KPTV-KPDX Broadcasting Corporation. All rights reserved.
Monday, May 20 2013 10:01 PM EDT2013-05-21 02:01:22 GMT
Sherwood police are trying to track down the person who left a hidden camera inside a bathroom at Starbucks. The hidden camera was discovered May 1. The Sherwood Police Department has been working closelyMore >
Sherwood police are trying to track down the person who left a hidden camera inside a bathroom at Starbucks.More >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 2:01 AM EDT2013-05-21 06:01:07 GMT
(RNN) – A day after long track tornadoes devastated Shawnee and Edmond, OK, another round has begun near Oklahoma City.KOCO broadcast a slow rotating cloud that slowly extended down towards the groundMore >
At least 51 have died in a storm the National Weather Service described as large and violent.More >
Monday, May 20 2013 9:55 AM EDT2013-05-20 13:55:48 GMT
A naturalist filmmaker captured and up close and personal video of a grizzly bear. (Source: YOUTUBE.COM/BRADJOSPEHS/CNN)
(YOUTUBE.COM/BRADJOSPEHS/CNN) - Naturalist photographer Brad Josephs captured amazing pictures and videos of the great outdoors and the wildlife that lives there. But even he couldn't believe the sceneMore >
Naturalist photographer Brad Josephs captured amazing pictures and videos of the great outdoors and the wildlife that lives there.More >
Friday, May 17 2013 7:16 PM EDT2013-05-17 23:16:53 GMT
One person has died in a crash near Harrisonville, MO, Thursday evening. The crash happened on Missouri Highway 7 and Walker Road. It involved a car and a tractor-trailer. Harrisonville is in Cass County.More >
Savannah Nash celebrated her 16th birthday last week. She died Thursday when her car slammed into a semi while she was texting during her first time driving by herself.More >
Monday, May 20 2013 9:48 PM EDT2013-05-21 01:48:16 GMT
Gang enforcement team investigators have arrested a man in connection with a shooting near a northeast Portland gentleman's club. 25-year-old Emanuel Hall faces attempted murder charges. Police say heMore >
Gang Enforcement Team investigators have arrested a man in connection with a shooting near a northeast Portland gentleman's club.More >
Monday, May 20 2013 9:40 PM EDT2013-05-21 01:40:07 GMT
A three-year-old girl attacked by a dog was released from the hospital Monday afternoon. The young girl had cosmetic surgery after a pit bull bit her face Sunday morning. Doctors will also monitor herMore >
A 3-year-old girl attacked by a dog was released from the hospital Monday afternoon. The young girl had cosmetic surgery after a pit bull bit her face Sunday morning. More >
Citing a lack of leads, a police agency said Monday that it is closing the active investigation of the disappearance of Susan Powell, a Utah mother whose now-dead husband was a prime suspectMore >
Josh Powell reportedly had an affair just months before his wife disappeared and his brother may have been "heavily involved" in getting rid of her body, Utah police revealed as they announced they couldn't solve the...More >