Airline Pilot's Historical Society

The Airline Pilot's Historical Society is a non-profit, charitable foundation whose purpose is to educate through the preservation of aircraft parts and components. What money we raise goes either to educational projects, or to children's hospitals and organizations that specialize in the needs of children. We are all volunteers...we have no paid employees.
Founded in 1997

Please help us help others. Donations through Paypal will happily be accepted in any amount. We are a  501-C3 charitable foundation and your donation will be a tax deduction if allowed by your tax laws which differ in each country.

To our fellow crewmembers aboard UAL flights 93 and 175, and those aboard AA flights 11 and 77; the airline pilots of the world are honored to have stood beside you .

UAL Flight 93
UAL Flight 175
AA Flight 11
AA Flight 77
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Actual aircraft involved 9/11/01

photo by Bob Garrad

"Ahhh, nothing like the smell of a tailpipe in the morning."

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Updated:  01-31-17

Aviation Memorabilia, control wheels, instrument panels, cockpit collectibles & artifacts, sim parts. Now available to collectors and sim builders. Cockpit and aircraft artifacts from the DC-3 through the 777.

I'm a retired United Airlines Captain and the APHS Chairman. My son Chris, (AA 737 Captain) is an APHS officer. My son Jeff, is a pilot and the Website Manager and my oldest son Rich, for the past 15 years has traveled the country in his spare time, as our aviation archaeologist. We're not in the business of selling aircraft parts. We do make available to collectors and home sim builders, parts and artifacts to be used in those applications. Our goal is "education through the preservation of artifacts that otherwise might be lost". We have no employees or administrative overhead, and not one soul is on our payroll. We're also listed with the IRS as a 501-C3 Foundation.

For twenty years, those of us at APHS have worked hard to promote aviation, and to generate an interest among our young future pilots. We also have donated generously, and regularly to children's hospitals, homeless shelters that specialize in families with children and other similar entities . This year we will exceed $210,000 donated to Lurie Children's Hospital and St. Jude Hospital alone. Ironically, my own family has seen the problem from the inside. In November of 2006 our 5 year-old grandson Brian was hospitalized with what has turned out to be a disease very hard to diagnose and tough to cure. Macrophage Activation Syndrome strikes only 1 in 2 million children, usually girls. My son Chris, (AA 737 Capt.), who is an APHS officer, is Brian's father. I won't dwell on the agony the little guy endured during his treatment and apparent cure, but I will say that having seen the experience first hand, our hearts go out to families in similar situations. It is a tiring, heartbreaking, tortuous struggle, and too often the end result is even worse than the journey. We have adopted a new and stronger commitment to our APHS goals. Your support through purchases or donations is required, and I am not ashamed to ask for your continued loyalty.

The gloves are off. Sick kids need our help...they'll get it.

Capt. Nick Louis, UAL/Ret.
Chairman, Airline Pilot's Historical Society

Questions?  Email us at 72715k@gmail.com

Update

Many of you have followed Brian's progress over the past few years and have continually sent well wishes. We all thank you for your concern and blessings, and we are happy to report that he is doing exceedingly well. He's an A student, he has played the stand up bass in the school orchestra for 5 years, and is one dynamite hockey player. Please accept his appreciation for your support and concern.

Artic Blast Tournament Winners 2016.
2015 Thanksgiving Tournament Champions.
"Cyclones" 2013...Southwest Hockey Spring League Champions
"Cyclones" 2013...Southwest Hockey Spring League Champions
2014 Thanksgiving Tournament Champions.
2016 Champions: Bauer World Hockey Euro Invitational, held In Bled, Slovenia.
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APHS now takes its place among other major donors in the 

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.

(Formerly Children's Memorial Hospital)

Opened in June of 2012.

Children’s Circle of Care (CCC) is a distinguished group of leading benefactors of 25 prominent children’s hospitals in North America. Through their generous gifts, members ensure that critically ill and injured children have access to the latest innovations in research, technology and care, delivered by leading specialists in pediatric medicine and science. In 2010, more than 6,000 Children’s Circle of Care members gave $419 million.

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Cockpit Seats for sale

Control Wheels, Columns For Sale

INSTRUMENT PANELS, GLARESHIELDS, CB Panels

Headsets & PA Phones

Oxygen masks, smoke masks, mask storage boxes

Decals, Graphics, Data Plates, Wheel Caps

Misfit items

Steal This!!

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Our private

Control Wheel collection

Our private

Instrument Panel collection

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Strange Things, Interesting Things

Solve a Mystery,

win $50

No components are intended to be used on airworthy aircraft

All prices subject to change and may vary according to conditions of item. All items are "used" and no guarantee is implied or intended. Again, these items are not intended for use on airworthy aircraft and are not guaranteed to work. Supplies are very limited.

All items provided by the APHS LTD. are intended for historical preservation. It is understood that these are not airworthy items. At no time should any item be used in or on an airworthy aircraft. No content of this site, print or photo, maybe be used without written permission of APHS,LTD.

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After 11 years we decided to sell our Navion.  We did a complete restoration of a plane that was just about shot to hell, so we did what we enjoy doing; we saved a piece of history from the junk heap.  The bare spot in the hangar didn't last long. Still suffering the loss of our restored Ercoupe in 2007, we decided to fill that void.  We found a real nice 1946 Ercoupe 415-D and took about a year making it into another nice airplane.  Preservation is a large part of what we do.  Follow our progress...

Our 1958 Champion 7FC

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

In Memory:

To our fellow crewmembers aboard UAL flights 93 and 175, and those aboard AA flights 11 and 77; the airline pilots of the world are honored to have stood beside you.

UAL Flight 93
UAL Flight 175
AA Flight 11
AA Flight 77
Show More

Actual aircraft involved 9/11/01

aviation memorabilia, cockpit memorabilia

photo by Bob Garrad

"Ahhh, nothing like the smell of a tailpipe in the morning."

Updated:  11-01-19

Aviation Memorabilia, control wheels & control yokes, cockpit seats, instrument panels, cockpit collectibles & artifacts, simulator parts. Now available to collectors and sim builders. Cockpit and aircraft artifacts from the DC-3 through the 777.

I'm a retired United Airlines Captain and the APHS Chairman. My son Chris, (AA A-320 Captain) is an APHS officer. My son Jeff, is a pilot and the Website Manager and my oldest son Rich, for the past 15 years has traveled the country in his spare time, as our aviation archaeologist. We're not in the business of selling aircraft parts. We do make available to collectors and home sim builders, parts and artifacts to be used in those applications. Our goal is "education through the preservation of artifacts that otherwise might be lost". We have no employees or administrative overhead, and not one soul is on our payroll. We're also listed with the IRS as a 501-C3 Foundation.

For more than twenty years, those of us at APHS have worked hard to promote aviation, and to generate an interest among our young future pilots. We also have donated generously, and regularly to children's hospitals, homeless shelters that specialize in families with children and other similar entities . This year we will exceed $270,000 donated to Lurie Children's Hospital and St. Jude Hospital alone. Ironically, my own family has seen the problem from the inside. In November of 2006 our 5 year-old grandson Brian was hospitalized with what has turned out to be a disease very hard to diagnose and tough to cure. Macrophage Activation Syndrome strikes only 1 in 2 million children, usually girls. My son Chris, (AA 737 Capt.), who is an APHS officer, is Brian's father. I won't dwell on the agony the little guy endured during his treatment and apparent cure, but I will say that having seen the experience first hand, our hearts go out to families in similar situations. It is a tiring, heartbreaking, tortuous struggle, and too often the end result is even worse than the journey. We have adopted a new and stronger commitment to our APHS goals. Your support through purchases or donations is required, and I am not ashamed to ask for your continued loyalty.

The gloves are off. Sick kids need our help...they'll get it.

Capt. Nick Louis, UAL/Ret.
Chairman, Airline Pilot's Historical Society

Questions?  Email us at 72715k@gmail.com

Update

Many of you have followed Brian's progress over the past few years and have continually sent well wishes. We all thank you for your concern and blessings, and we are happy to report that he is doing exceedingly well. He's an A student, and is one dynamite hockey player. Please accept his appreciation for your support and concern.

Artic Blast Tournament Winners 2016.
2015 Thanksgiving Tournament Champions.
"Cyclones" 2013...Southwest Hockey Spring League Champions
"Cyclones" 2013...Southwest Hockey Spring League Champions
2014 Thanksgiving Tournament Champions.
2016 Champions: Bauer World Hockey Euro Invitational, held In Bled, Slovenia.
Show More
Show More

APHS now takes its place among other major donors in the 

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.

(Formerly Children's Memorial Hospital)

Opened in June of 2012.

airplane headsets, vintage headsets
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Passenger Cabin

Non-cockpit

Solve a Mystery,

win $50 (store credit)

No components are intended to be used on airworthy aircraft

All prices subject to change and may vary according to conditions of item. All items are "used" and no guarantee is implied or intended. Again, these items are not intended for use on airworthy aircraft and are not guaranteed to work. Supplies are very limited.

All items provided by the APHS LTD. are intended for historical preservation. It is understood that these are not airworthy items. At no time should any item be used in or on an airworthy aircraft. No content of this site, print or photo, maybe be used without written permission of APHS,LTD.

After 11 years we decided to sell our Navion.  We did a complete restoration of a plane that was just about shot to hell, so we did what we enjoy doing; we saved a piece of history from the junk heap.  The bare spot in the hangar didn't last long. Still suffering the loss of our restored Ercoupe in 2007, we decided to fill that void.  We found a real nice 1946 Ercoupe 415-D and took about a year making it into another nice airplane.  Preservation is a large part of what we do.  

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Our Navion arriving at the new base after the "lady" bought it 5 years ago.

Our 1958 Champion 7FC

Our 747

Alas, it sold. We got a buyer for our 747 and sorry to say, adios amigo. It went to a branch of the US GOV., to be used for some ultra-secret research.

At least it has avoided the Coors factory.

Our 737

We were able to acquire this very recent 737-300 in January of 2009.

Somehow it managed to get from Brazil to the USA with a broken Spar...yes, it actually flew the line for some length of time before the crack was discovered.  Then, the owners found a crew brave enough to fly it to the USA for disposition.

Where do we get such men...or women?

Our Parks

Winner!

A while back we offered at no charge, a playground ride to a deserving school, church or day care center.  Tommy Thompson was the winner on behalf of the Country Kids Day Care Center in North Carolina.

2015....our 727 second officer's panel, donated to the USC Accident Investigation School in Los Angeles.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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"Cyclones" 2013...Southwest Hockey Spring League Champions