Resources, FAQs & References

Wiley Post wavingResources:

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I obtain copies of the photos on your site for a research project that I am working on?
Try the National Air & Space Museum or the Oklahoma Historical Society.

Where is the Winnie Mae today?
She was most recently on display at the National Mall location of the National Air & Space Museum in Washington, D.C. in the Time & Navigation gallery on the second floor but is not currently on display. More details.

Who maintains this Web site?
A fan of Wiley Post and Will Rogers.

Is the Winnie Mae the plane that Will Rogers and Wiley Post died in?
No. It was a Lockheed Orion-Explorer hybrid cobbled together by Wiley Post.

Can you appraise or accept donations of artifacts?
No. We refer you to the organizations listed under our links.

Where is Wiley Post buried?
Wiley is buried in Memorial Park Cemetery, 13400 North Kelley Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73131. His wife Mae (Laine) Post, who died in 1984, is buried beside him. There is a large stone memorial to Wiley near their graves.


“Around the World in 8 Days.” Wiley Post and Harold Gatty.

“The First Solo Flight Around the World: The Story of Wiley Post and His Airplane, The Winnie Mae.” Richard L. Taylor.

“Forgotten Eagle: Wiley Post, America’s Historic Aviation Pioneer.” Bryan B. and Frances N. Sterling.

“From Oklahoma to Eternity: The Life of Wiley Post and The Winnie Mae.” Bob Burke.

“Lockheed.” Image of America series. Compiled by Martin W. Bowman.

“Revolution in the Sky: The Lockheeds of America’s Golden Age.” Richard Sanders Allen.

“Wiley Post, His Winnie Mae, and the Word’s First Pressure Suit.” Smithsonian Annals of Flight, Number 8.

“Will Rogers & Wiley Post: Death at Barrow.” Bryan B. and Frances N. Sterling.

“Will Rogers & Wiley Post in Alaska: The Crash Felt ‘ Round the World.” Dr. Reba Neighbors Collins.