82-year-old monoplane being moved to Bloomington airport

Posted:
BLOOMINGTON - A popular 1932 Tilbury Flash monoplane found at the McLean County Museum of History will be moving to a new home.

Officials say the 82-year-old monoplane will be moved for display at the Central Illinois Regional Airport in Bloomington.  The aircraft is being moved due to its current location being transformed into a Route 66-themed visitor center.  It was disassembled and placed into storage this week.

Aviation enthusiast Don O'Neall says it's sad the plane is leaving the museum, but it will still be seen by a lot people at the new location.

Officials say the bright orange and blue aircraft once recorded speeds of 115 miles per hour.

Current Conditions
/
  • Current Events