Indiana Aviation Museum

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Indiana Aviation Museum
Established September 28, 2000
Dissolved October 29, 2010
Location Valparaiso, Indiana
Coordinates 41°27′14″N 087°00′26″W / 41.45389°N 87.00722°W / 41.45389; -87.00722
Type Aviation museum
Collection size 9 aircraft
President James Read

The Indiana Aviation Museum was an aviation museum located in Valparaiso, Indiana, at the Porter County Regional Airport. Incorporated on September 28, 2000, the museum was permanently closed October 29, 2010. The museum was open from May through October, and featured displays of working military and civilian airplanes.


P-51 Mustang

The museum's aircraft were donated by James Read, the founder and president of the museum. The collection began with the T-34 Mentor which required restoration. Interest expanded with the purchase of a P-51 Mustang, PT-17 Stearman, T-28 Trojan, Cessna A-37A, and the AT-6G Texan. Additional civilian aircraft were added to the museum, including a Lake L-4 amphibian and an RV homebuilt.




  1. ^ Stearman Archived May 11, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Mustang Archived June 4, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Texan Archived May 11, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Trojan Archived May 11, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.

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