Last updated: 2/28/2012
Afton, Wyoming
Address
150 South Washington
Afton, WY 83110
Hours
Monday - Friday8 AM - 5 PM
and by special appointment
Admissions
Free
Services
Gift Shop
Special Event Rental
Group Tours
Staff
Description

History of aviation in Star Valley, Wyoming

The museum is co-located with the Afton Civic Center at 150 South Washington in Afton

Call Air B1-1A crop duster

A most unusual view of a high-performance ag-plane! The Call Air B1-1A crop duster began production in 1965. A total of 35 planes were produced. It was powered by a Pratt & Whitney 450 hp radial engine. With a service of 18,000 ft, a cruising range of 350 miles and a cruising speed of 115 mph at 75% power and 3,000 lbs gross weight, this was "one of the tough birds".

Call Air A-5 and A-6

Afton production line for the Call Air A-5 and A-6 aircraft. Approximately 200 of these planes were manufactured between 1954 and 1960

Call Air B1-1A crop duster

A most unusual view of a high-performance ag-plane! The Call Air B1-1A crop duster began production in 1965. A total of 35 planes were produced. It was powered by a Pratt & Whitney 450 hp radial engine. With a service of 18,000 ft, a cruising range of 350 miles and a cruising speed of 115 mph at 75% power and 3,000 lbs gross weight, this was "one of the tough birds".Pound for pound and power to weight, this B-1A is the top bird in its class. It was a very forgiving plane and presented no transition problems for pilots moving up.Afton production line for the Call Air A-5 and A-6 aircraft. Approximately 200 of these planes were manufactured between 1954 and 1960.Two models of this aircraft, the 150 A-5 and 180 A-6 were produced. A rather unique design placed the hopper and pilot side by side in the open-air fuselage. The later model boasted a 180 hp Lycoming, an empty weight of 1170 pounds and a useful load of 1180 pounds. Loaded at 2,150 pounds, the take-off run was 550 feet

Call Air A-3

The Call Air A-3 was powered by a 6 cylinder, 125 hp, Continental engine. Forty of these cabin planes were manufactured between 1944 and 1954. The price in 1952 was $5,525. The empty weight was 1000 pounds with a useful load of 550 pounds. Crusing speed was 120 mph and the stalling speed was 42 mph. Climb rate at sea level was 1,000 feet per minute and the useable ceiling was 17,500 feet

Call Air Snowcar

At the time the Call Air Snowcar was built, there was a need for a vehicle to transport people quickly over the snow. The Snowcar provided a practical solution for snow bound regions. Using aircraft-type construction, the Snowcar was strong and light in weight (450-550 pounds empty). The enclosed cab alowed two passengers to ride comfortably; howevver, it was possible to squeeze three people inside, if necessary.

Artifact Collections

General purpose and agricultural spraying aircraft

Facilities

Auditoriums

Lecture Halls

Performance Areas

Governance

Town of Afton

Library

Access: General Public, Students, Scholars

Appointment required: No

ADA

Wheelchair Accessible

Services

Gift Shop

Special Event Rental

Group Tours

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