The Gift of Wings: BT-13 Restoration Project

The American Aviation Heritage Foundation, Inc., 501(c)(3) of Blaine, Minnesota, is currently engaged in an extensive and historically significant project: to restore to airworthy condition a WWII Vultee BT-13 “Valiant.” Upon completion our BT-13 will be presented to the National WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots) WWII Museum at Avenger Field, Sweetwater Texas where it will become an essential part of the museum’s efforts to preserve the legacy of the brave, patriotic women who flew virtually every type of military aircraft in the USAAF inventory in service to their country during WWII. The acquisition of an airworthy BT-13 will enhance the mission of the National WASP WWII Museum in a manner in which our nation’s rich and exciting military aviation heritage is translated into a rewarding learning experience for people from around the world. We anticipate that the WASP BT-13 will be flown during museum-sponsored programs and aviation-related events nationally where it will serve to educate others on the important contribution of the WASP to the ultimate victory in WWII. “Lest We Forget.”
Something important to think about…The last quarter of the year is a good time to make a charitable donation to an organization with which you feel a strong connection, or a common bond, and whose work you would like to support. The American Aviation Heritage Foundation welcomes all contributions, in any amount, in support of our mission and programs. Contributions are deductible on individual IRS Federal income tax returns to the full extent allowed by law, and may be considered either as “Directed” in support of a specific program like the BT-13 restoration, or “Unrestricted” in support of the Foundation generally, as determined by our Board of Directors. Please indicate your intentions by memo on your check made payable to The American Aviation Heritage Foundation and mailed to our corporate address as noted below. Official confirmation for tax reporting will be provided. The BT-13 project is a major undertaking, requiring a significant commitment of time, talent and financial resources. It is only through the generosity of many individuals and organizations that we are able to complete our important work. Thank you in advance for your support and friendship.

The American Aviation Heritage Foundation, Inc.
8891 Airport Rd NE B-14
Blaine, MN 55449