We need approximately $60,000 to make this DC-3 airworthy, paint her in North Central Airlines colors, and fly her home to Wisconsin from California.

Gifts of any amount will help, and your name will be added to the donor honor roll on this website and in the aircraft itself.

Remaining Naming Opportunities:

Window Naming: $1,500 (sold out!)

Seat Naming: $2,500 (11 seats left)

Cockpit Naming: $10,000

North Central Airlines Library (constructed on the second floor of the Aviation Heritage Center of Wisconsin): $500,000

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(Left Photo) Delta Captain Mike Loehndorf (left) presents a check for $3,000 to project founder Jon Helminiak (right). Capt. Loehndorf’s gift will name two of the DC-3 windows, one in honor of his father, former North Central Capt. Vern Loehndorf and also himself.

(Right Photo) In June, 2016, Mayor of Clintonville, WI, Lois Bressette, presented the Aviation Heritage Center of Wisconsin with a check for $25,000 to name the DC-3 aircraft, The City of Clintonville.

Many former North Central Airlines employees including Capts. Randy Sohn (center) and Capt. Bill Hunchiss (left) have contributed to help bring former North Central DC-3 home to Wisconsin.