Co-founder and President of the Warhawk Air Museum, John Paul has spent his life collecting, restoring, and flying vintage airplanes. In fact, it was his passion for restoring rare airplanes that led to people stopping by the hangar to see them, which led to people dropping off WWII memorabilia, which ultimately served as the catalyst for what you see at the museum today! Over the last 24 years the museum has grown leaps and bounds, eventually adding an expansion into the Cold War, but most of the time you can still find John down in the maintenance hangar doing what he likes best: Spending time with our Warbirds and keeping the old girls running.
Sue and her husband John are the co-founders of what over the last 24 years has grown from just a few displays to the Warhawk Air Museum 501(c)(3) non-profit you see today. The Paul’s started their journey together after meeting in high school in the Bay Area of Northern California. Married in 1964, Sue and John started a family and developed a love of restoring and flying WWII airplanes. After moving to Idaho in 1986 the Paul’s decided to start a 501(c)(3) non-profit museum with their small collection of WWII artifacts and P-40 airplanes. Needless to say, the rest was history! Working as a full-time volunteer, Sue is dedicated to preserving history, championing the mission of the museum, and creating a meaningful experience for all visitors—all while perfecting her golf game.