In commemoration of Memorial Day and our deep regard for the American veteran, the Jimmy Doolittle Museum is proud to present Flying History Days at its new Nut Tree Airport location on May 29, 30 and 31 beginning at 9 a.m. until approximately 4 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.
In addition to launching the Museum's Center for Patriotism campaign at the Nut Tree, Flying History Days will feature the reassembly of its 1912 Gonzales Bi-plane and the Collings Foundation's Wings of Freedom Tour.
The Jimmy Doolittle Museum is the proud owner of one of the first successful airplanes flown in the San Francisco Bay Area. The "Gonzales No. 1" biplane was built by twins Willy and Arthur Gonzales, with help from their brother Eddy Gonzales, during the period from 1910 to 1912. Constructed primarily of pine and small amounts of spruce, it was built in the backyard of their home at 435-16th Avenue in San Francisco.