Key Brothers Aviation Museum
Preserving the History of The Key Brothers
Meridian is home of the Key Brothers, who set a world record endurance flight in a Curtis Robin aircraft know as the "Ole Miss." This record breaking flight began on June 4, 1935 at Key Field, Meridian, Mississippi. It ended 27 days later on July 1, 1935. Fred and Al Key flew 52,320 miles non-stop. In honor of this world record endurance flight the Key Brothers Aviation Museum was dedicated in November 1977. The museum resides in the airport terminal building.
featured artifacts and memorabilia
A model replica of the "Ole Miss"
The history of the Key Brothers
"Whirlwind" engine used during the flight
KEY BROTHERS MUSEUM EXPANSION
Meridian Airport Authority preserved the original terminal and hangar in anticipation of expanding the Key Brothers Aviation Museum. The current museum resides in the Meridian Regional Airport terminal, but will be relocated once a new building is constructed adjacent to the original terminal and hangar used during the 1935 flight.
THE FUTURE OF THE ORIGINAL ADMINISTRATION BUILDING AND HANGAR
The administration building and hangar are on the National Register as early aviation structures for their involvement in the Key Brothers World Flight Endurance Record. The interior of the old terminal building has been beautifully restored and will be furnished in time-period correct furniture. The old administration building and hangar will be used for meetings and events.