Century Aviation

Fighter Aces Collection


Museum of Flight
From Mesa, Arizona to Seattle, Washington
From September, 2002 to October, 2003 we were involved with the planning for and movement of 22 World War I and World War II aircraft from Mesa Arizona to Seattle Washington. The Museum of Flight acquired the Doug Champlin/Fighter Aces Collection in Mesa, and contracted with us to assist with the move. We were responsible for packing and loading of the aircraft in Arizona and unloading and moving the aircraft into the new building in Seattle.

Century Aviation was in charge of transporting the following aircraft:


World War I

  • Albatross D VA
  • Aviatik D-1
  • Fokker D VII
  • Fokker D VIII
  • Nieuport 27
  • Nieuport 28
  • Pfalz DXII
  • RumplerTaube
  • S.E.A. 5a
  • Sopwith Camel
  • Sopwith Pup
  • Sopwith Snipe
  • Sopwith Triplane
  • S.P.A.D. XIII

World War II

  • Curtiss P-40N Warhawk
  • Goodyear F2G-1 Super Corsair
  • Lockheed P-38 Lightning
  • Messerschmidt 109
  • P-47D-2-RE Thunderbolt
  • YAK-9