Bessie Coleman (1893-1926)
Bessie Coleman was nicknamed “Brave Bessie.” Since Coleman was an African American female she had to travel to France to earn her pilot’s license because no American flight instructor would teach her. Coleman became the world’s first female black pilot on June 15, 1921 when she earned her license. Coleman lectured on aviation and flew in exhibitions to raise money to open her own air school. Tragically Coleman died in a plane crash on April 30, 1926 and the school was never opened.
Summer Hours are Here!
Open to the public:
Tuesday - Saturday
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
UPCOMING SPECIAL HOURS:
WINGS OF EAGLES WILL BE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 26, 2017 FOR ELECTRICAL MAINTENANCE with a rain date of September 2.
THE WINGS CAFE AND SWEET-N-SAUCY CATERING WILL BE CLOSED: August 28th - September 4th, 2017
339 Daniel Zenker Drive
Horseheads, NY 14845
Tour our 25,000 sq ft hangar with aircraft on display inside and outside. Experience our collection through static displays, self guided mobile tours and flight simulators. Take home a momento from our Gift Shop to remember your visit and grab a bite to eat at the Wings Cafe. ‹more›