OUR JOURNEY

Preserving the legacy of the Beechcraft Model 17

1963

THE BEGINNING

The Staggerwing Club is founded by Dub Yarbrough after a conversation with Bob Taylor of the Antique Aircraft Association.

1973

AN IDEA IS BORN

Louise Thaden, aviatrix extraordinaire, and a close friend of Dub's attends the Staggerwing convention, and in her keynote speech encourages the club to start a museum.

1974

RIBBON CUTTING

"The Staggerwing Museum Foundation" opens its doors. In 2007 the name changes to "The Beechcraft Heritage Museum".

1984

THE SEELEY LAKE FLY-IN

The Seeley Lake Fly-in, founded by Lewis "Lindy" Lindemer began as a way to connect west coast Staggerwing owners. The event is hosted in Seeley Lake, Montana through 1999.

2011

THE BIRTH OF "THE ROUNDUP"

The annual Seeley Lake Fly-in outgrew the small grass strip in Montana, and Bob Hoff and his family of Idaho Falls, ID generously volunteers to host the gathering. The Fly-in is renamed "The Round Engine Roundup"

PRESENT

THE STORY CONTINUES

Dub Yarbrough's legacy lives on each year with the work done by the Staggerwing club, and every June with the annual Roundup in Idaho Falls. All are welcome, the only requirement being a love of round engines!