The Vintage Flying Museum is proud to be the caretaker of the 1954 Beechcraft Aircraft Model E-18S N13JC which was the last aircraft owned and flown by famed aviatrix Jacqueline “Jackie” Cochran. Jackie Cochran holds more aviation records than any other human, male or female, alive or deceased. She is the founder of the famed Women’s Airforce Service Pilots (WASP’s) of World War II, first woman to break the sound barrier as well as many other incredible achievements. For more information on Jackie Cochran, please see https://www.nationalaviation.org/our-enshrinees/cochran-jacqueline/
Our goal is to restore N13JC to the same configuration as it was when Jackie owned and flew it. Once airworthy we will fly it to air shows and events to tell not only her amazing story, but also that of her WASP sisters, and the important role that women have in aviation and aerospace. We intend to the use the restoration process as a STEM teaching tool, engaging young men and women in the project to learn how Science, Technology, Engineering and Math play a huge role in aviation and aerospace.
Restoring this historic aircraft that hasn’t flown since the early 1980’s will take lots of work. The aircraft needs every system overhauled, new paint, new interior, new avionics and both engines overhauled.
We need your help to make this project a success and bring N13JC back the skies where Jackie would want her, and where she can help educate generations to come. All donations are tax deductible.