Vintage Aero Flying Museum - Home of the LaFayette Foundation
The Vintage Aero Flying Museum (VAFM) houses one of the most historically significant and internationally recognized collections of World War I memorabilia in the world. The museum also has a significant collection of Golden Age of Aviation (1918 - 1939) and World War II aviation memorabilia and aircraft, including memorabilia from Japan, Germany and other axis countries.
The museum calls itself the "Home of the Lafayette Foundation" in honor of the men who served in the LaFayette Escadrille and the LaFayette Flying Corps during WWI. At the final reunion of the Lafayette Flying Corps, organized by Dr. James J. Parks in 1983, the surviving members of the LaFayette Flying Corps, headed by Reginald Sinclair, asked Jim and his son, Andy, to “carry on the Corps” after they were gone, passing the charter onto the Parks’. In their honor, the name of the museum was changed to the LaFayette Foundation.
Today, Andy Parks, as the President and Executive Director of the Vintage Aero Flying Museum, Home of the LaFayette Foundation, continues the work of his grandfather and father to preserve the history and memory of the these men and of the men and women who have served their countries via aviation in both peace time and war time for the benefit of future generations to come.
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