to meet a specification for the Ministry of Agriculture
and Forestry in the USSR, the first flight of an An-2
was made in 1947. License rights were given to the Chinese
in 1957, where limited production still continues today.
By 1960, more than 5000 An-2s had been built in the Soviet
Union. From that time on, production continued primarily
in Poland, where they built and exported aircraft to almost
the largest single-engine biplane produced, it still is
a great and dependable workhorse. It was used for hauling
passengers and cargo, parachute jumping, crop spraying,
photography, surveying and could be mounted on wheels,
skis or floats.
learn about the personal history of our very own Antonov
AN-2 as well as comments from Kermit Weeks, please visit
our beautiful art deco facility and old-fashioned hangars.