The Rowland Freedom Center is devoted to always giving our visitors a new and exciting experience every time they visit. We regularly switch our aircraft around to bring guests a new experience.
The Nakajima B5N2 – Allied reporting-name ‘Kate’ – was the sole shipboard torpedo-bomber of the Japanese Navy at the start of the Pacific War. This Kate is actually a replica, built in 1969 for the Movie Tora! Tora! Tora! by combining the airframe of a North American SNJ-4 with the tail section of a Vultee BT-13. With its 600 hp Pratt and Whitney R1340-AN engine, its performance is actually equivalent to that of an original Kate. The Kate is going to be calling the Rowland Freedom Center its permanent home.
The Gonzalez Flyer/Front Entrance Restoration is underway. Months ago, we raised the original 1912 Gonzalez Flyer into the sky. We are almost finished with this project! As of September 16, our museum store has been open. None of this could be done without the help of our devoted volunteers. Join us today!