Wonder Woman’s Invisible Plane is Coming to Idaho
On loan from the Museum of Flight in Seattle, DC Comics lovers have a really unique opportunity to get up close and personal with one the most interesting pieces of Wonder Woman's story.
Four years ago, I wasn't really in to superhero movies. Then I started dating my husband, a complete comic book nerd. He couldn't wait to drag me to all the upcoming releases. I tagged along, but was completely lost during every single movie. At first, I either fell asleep during the action scenes or annoyed him to death with all of my questions. I actually enjoy them now, but I'm still dependent on him to fill in the blanks for me.
Wonder Woman's "invisible plane" wasn't in the 2017 movie, so we haven't chatted about it...but surprise! I have questions. Lots of questions...mostly because there's a lot of origin stories about this one-of-a-kind plane coming to Idaho Falls on Saturday, June 22 and I can't keep them all straight.
According to the Post Register, the 1940s style fighter plane will be set up on the street outside of the Museum of Idaho as part of the Idaho Falls-Ammon Mini Maker Faire, an event meant to highlight creators and inventors and inspire the next generation to get into similar careers. It's on loan from Seattle's Museum of Flight which has looked after Lt. Diana Prince's plane since it was discovered in a barn outside of Washington D.C. in 2013.
Able to travel faster than 2000 mph and complete trans-Atlantic flights without needing to refuel, it was Wonder Woman's preferred mode of transportation until she discovered she had the ability to fly. Experts say it's comparable to air-crafts like the Lockheed YF-12A and YO-3A.
The only other time the plane has been loaned out since its discovery was to the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum for a one day exhibit on April 1, 2015.
...and yes, I realize that it was on April Fool's Day and that all of this seems kind of silly, but in the comic book stories and even the live action television series that aired in the 70s, the plane was an actual "thing."
And there's rumors that we may see it appear in 2020's Wonder Woman 1984, the ninth installment in the DC Extended Universe.