EAA AirVenture Museum

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EAA AirVenture Museum
Eagle Hangar at the EAA Air Adventure Museum


The EAA AirVenture Museum is a museum dedicated to the preservation and display of historic and experimental aircraft as well as antiques, classics, and warbirds located in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, adjacent to Wittman Regional Airport. Paul Poberezny proposed the idea of the EAA Air Museum-Air Education center in August 1958.[1] The current updated museum and headquarters was built in 1982, opening in 1983. The museum's collection displays more than 200 aircraft.[2] The AirVenture Museum is a key tourist attraction in Oshkosh and is a center of activity throughout the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh event each summer.

Background information[edit]

The museum is open year-round with the exception of a few holidays. It contains a variety of donated aircraft, including the Church Midwing, Funk B, and Monnett Moni.

Young Eagles Program[edit]

The Young Eagles Program is designed for children between the ages of 8 and 17. Young Eagles may receive a free flight from EAA's network of volunteer pilots.

Library[edit]

The EAA library has been open to EAA members since 1985.

Pioneer Airport[edit]

Pioneer Airport and EAA Museum during Airventure 2011

Pioneer Airport, an old-time grass airstrip, displays some of the oldest aircraft the museum has. Located adjacent to Wittman Field, it is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sport Aviation. February 1960. 
  2. ^ EAA AirVenture Museum.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 43°59′16″N 88°34′40″W / 43.987813°N 88.577785°W / 43.987813; -88.577785