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The Stanzel Model Aircraft Museum: High-Flying Family Fun in Texas

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Since 1999, high-flying hobbyists have considered the Stanzel Model Aircraft Museum located in Schulenburg, Texas, a  haven of aerial inventiveness.

Showcasing the concepts of two local entrepreneurs, brothers Joe and Victor Stanzel, the museum highlights seven decades of their work, which has delighted hobbyists of all ages for generations. Producing 47 flyable models of toy aircraft, the brothers were inducted into the Model Aviation Hall of Fame of the Academy of Model Aeronautics located in Muncie, Indiana. The induction took place in 1986, and the brothers passed on in the 1990s.

This video of the museum honoring the brothers and their work was posted on TheDaytripperTV YouTube channel and highlights their savvy soaring models and the ingenuity it took to make them. There’s also a restored factory adjacent to the museum where the Stanzels first started producing their flying creations in the 1930s.

Operated by the Stanzel Family Foundation, the museum is located at the intersection of Baumgarten Street and Kessler Avenue and business hours and further details regarding displays and exhibits can be found online at the link provided here. If model planes are your passion, check out the Stanzel Model Aircraft Museum and happy high-flying here in the Lone Star State!