Pioneer Airport

From May through October, Pioneer Airport gives visitors a unique “living history” re-creation of what airports were like during the early days of air travel. It brings back a time when the magic of flying astounded and charmed the whole world.

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Group Rates

Enjoy discounted group rates for adults, seniors, and children. Group tour pricing can be extended to groups of 10 or more. For student groups, 1 chaperone/teacher for every 8 children/students is free.

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Eagle Hangar

The Eagle Hangar is a hall of honor dedicated to the memory of those who served during World War II. The airplanes include examples of Allied fighters, bombers, liaison aircraft, trainers, Army and Navy aircraft, plus examples from Germany and Japan.

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School Programs

Aviation is a fun, exciting, and stimulating subject, making the EAA AirVenture Museum an ideal environment for learning! Our school programs are each intended for a range of student ages and group sizes. 

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Fergus Chapel

A quaint, old-time chapel located next to a quiet pond – the perfect backdrop for beautiful pictures – the Fergus Chapel provides an intimate setting for weddings, baptisms, or memorial services.

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Young Eagles Flights

Ever wondered what your neighborhood looks like from the sky? If you’re nodding your head “Yes” and are between the ages of 8 and 17, you’re ready to take a free Young Eagles flight from EAA's Pioneer Airport and see what real pilots do on the ground and in the air.

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1918 Curtiss JN4D 'Jenny'

In many ways, the Curtiss Jenny could be considered the Model T of the skies. Roughly a contemporary of Ford’s famous auto, the Jenny would eventually help to establish the practical reality of American aviation.

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Photograph Collections

The EAA library’s photographic collection has something for everyone. Beginning with the Wright Brothers and continuing into the space age, the photo archives are an invaluable resource. The photo archive has more than 100,000 images of aircraft and the people that made them famous.

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Founders Wing

Established to preserve EAA’s history and culture, the Founders Wing showcases Paul and Audrey Poberezny’s personal collection of letters, pictures, artifacts, media clippings, and so much more.

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Timeless Voices Archives

Aviation’s history is made up of many remarkable people, from the best-known aviation personalities to those who contributed to the development of aviation in their communities. Search database for hundreds of aviators sharing their personal stories.

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Donate Your Aircraft

Add to EAA’s diverse aircraft collection for aviation enthusiasts to enjoy! EAA AirVenture Museum follows a set of procedures to assess airplanes that are offered as donations to our collection.

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Rare WWII Nose Art Exhibit

More than 30 pieces of nose art from actual WWII combat aircraft are making their first-ever trip outside their home museum to EAA.

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1941 XP-51 Mustang

The North American P-51 Mustang was the most successful, most versatile fighter of World War II (1939-1945). Designed in 1940 for Britain, the first prototype XP-51 was finished in just 117 days. The Allison-powered P-51A was dubbed “Mustang, Mk. 1” by the British and first deployed in tactical reconnaissance in the spring of 1942.

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1903 Wright Flyer Replica

The full-size replica of the Wright brothers’ historic 1903 “Flyer” - the first true airplane - is a centerpiece in the EAA AirVenture Museum’s collection. It stands as a tribute to the birth of aviation and to the accomplishments of Wilbur and Orville Wright and their mechanic, Charlie Taylor.

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1938 Wittman Buttercup

Steve Wittman designed and built Buttercup in 1938 and, over the years, it has featured a variety of innovations including - tapered rod landing gear, variable camber wings with full span leading edge and slotted trailing edge flaps.

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1959 P-5 'Pober Sport'

Paul Poberezny first penciled a sketch of the Pober Sport during the summer of 1956. With a little help from his wife and brother, Paul began building the Sport with a Baby Ace fuselage and J-3 landing gear. Other EAA members pitched in to help Paul build his latest aircraft.

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The exhibit uses dramatic sound and lighting effects, as well as rare video footage - some never seen in public - to tell the story of a mission into space aboard SpaceShipOne. During this journey, SpaceShipOne demonstrates a key technological breakthrough conceived by spacecraft designer Burt Rutan, a longtime EAA member.

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1949 Taylor Aerocar

EAA’s rebuilt prototype of the classic Aerocar represents a revolutionary concept. Not only can it be readily converted from an airplane to a roadable car, but also its wings can be folded back along the sides of the detached fuselage and towed behind the automobile like a trailer.

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Spirit of St. Louis Replica

EAA has constructed two Spirit of St. Louis replica aircraft to honor Charles Lindbergh and his aviation achievements. This replica was built in 1977 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Lindbergh’s flight across the Atlantic Ocean. Between 1977 and 1988, that aircraft accumulated more than 1,300 hours of flight time.

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1977 Christen Eagle II

The Christen Eagle was designed by Frank Christensen, founder of Christen Industries. Frank was an aerobatic pilot and manager of the U.S. Aerobatic Team that won the 1972 World Aerobatic Championship. The Christen Eagle II combined professional design with factory quality parts. The resulting kit raised the bar for aircraft kit manufacturers.

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F-22 Raptor Gallery

The centerpiece of KidVenture is the Raptor Gallery, which contains 16 interactive exhibits focusing on the world's most advanced airplane, the F-22 Raptor. It includes a half-scale model of the F-22 where young people can climb into the cockpit. 

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Skyscape Theater Royale

Come one, come all to the EAA Skyscape Theatre Royale for an old-time aviation movie series on the second Tuesday of each month. Travel back in time and experience the golden age of cinema.

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Wright Brothers Memorial Banquet

Commemorate the anniversary of the first powered flight with a very special keynote speaker at the annual Wright Brothers Memorial Banquet in December. Honoring the spirit and achievements of the Wright Brothers is a tradition at EAA. 

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Hops & Props

Spend an evening sampling more than 250 extraordinary beverages from around the world at Hops & Props, a fine food and beverage-tasting event held annually in March. Micro-breweries and distributors are on hand to teach you about the brewing process and history, and help you become a discerning beverage taster.

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Family Flight Fest

Discover the exciting world of aviation with an interactive, educational experience at Family Flight Fest held during a weekend in the spring. The museum’s younger visitors enjoy a variety of aviation-related activities that educate and spark their curiosity in flight.

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Ultralight Day

On Saturday, June 20, members of EAA Ultralight Chapters 1, 75, and 1331 will fly their ultralights and light-planes to Pioneer Airport to showcase what fun flying is all about. Get up close and learn more about this fun, affordable segment of aviation.

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September Swing

Relive the excitement and glamour of the 1940s at September Swing! Learn to swing dance (or practice your skills) and then dance the night away amid the Eagle Hangar’s authentic collection of World War II planes, vehicles, and artifacts. Great music, delicious hors d'oeuvres, and 1940s fun make up this exciting event.

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EAA Hall of Fame Banquet

Join us as we honor five new inductees into our Sport Aviation Halls of Fame on Thursday, November 5, 2015, representing ultralights, the International Aerobatic Club, Vintage Aircraft Association, Warbirds of America, and homebuilding.

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Christmas in the Air

Get into the holiday spirit at Christmas in the Air, a free community event for all ages held in December. This widely popular event features holiday performances by local more than 20 musical, choral, and dance groups on four stages. Don’t miss the arrival of Santa Claus by helicopter, after which he will visit with children!

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Skiplane Fly-In

See dozens of skiplanes fly in to the snow-covered runway of Pioneer Airport at February's Skiplane Fly-In, which showcases this unique segment of flight that is quite popular throughout many parts of North America. The Skiplane Fly-In is free of charge to the public.

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1984 Neibauer Lancer/Lancair 200 - N384L

Location: Innovations

If you said Lancer 200, you might get some strange looks, but if you said Lancair 200, then all the lights would go on and the bells would ring. When Lance Neibauer designed his aircraft, he called it the Lancer 200. Due to some naming conflict with an aerospace vehicle, the design was renamed the Lancair and of course, the rest is homebuilt history. Lance Neibauer wrote about his aircraft in the April 1985 issue of Sport Aviation and that article is the basis for the following information.

Lance Neibauer was introduced to aviation by his uncle Ray Betzoldt. Uncle Ray collaborated with Al Meyers to build the Meyers 200. While visiting his aunt and uncle, there was always a ride in a speedy Meyers to be had and that did it for Lance, he was hooked. Twenty years later when he decided to buy his first airplane, there didn’t seem to be anything on the used market that matched pocketbook to desired criteria. It’s then that Lance thought about those “amateur-built” designs and decided to join EAA.

By 1981 the dreams of just exactly what he wanted in a personal aircraft were taking shape on paper. Soon he was hopelessly immersed in the project. Lance was involved in marketing at the time so he knew the value of surveys. He asked every builder he could find; just what was it that they were looking for in a homebuilt design. As 1983 rolled around it was time to rent a shop and make the drawings turn into hard objects.

The Lancair 200 design has the following characteristics: it’s a two-place, side-by-side configuration with a wide speed range using the 100 hp Continental O-200 engine and is easy to land; cockpit comfort was a major concern, a conventional seating position with a seat back angle of less than 30 degrees was based on survey input. The cockpit measures 42 ½ inches across and the baggage area is quite ample and easily accessible while in flight. The canopy opens with a dual spring loaded overcenter, parallelogram system that provides 24 inches of entry room while the instrument panel remains covered at all times.

The aircraft has great pitch stability through the use of a long tail moment arm and flies quite nicely “hands off.” The landing gear is a hydraulic retractable tricycle system following the Al Mooney approach – trailing arm link with compression “donut” suspension. The gear can be retracted in five to seven seconds with the flip of a switch. When the gear is retracted, full gear doors close up behind it.

The first flights were made at Chino, California, in June of 1984. There was some leakage in the wing tanks that necessitated a trip to the shop instead of Oshkosh ’84. While at the shop, extensive “fine tuning” was done, tedious, but necessary. A word here about the aircraft’s wing. The airfoil, at the time, was quite new, a NASA NLF 0215-F designed by Dan Sommers at Langley Center. The NLF, Natural Laminar Flow, series is one step beyond the old GAW or, as they’re now denoted, LS series. The big difference with this airfoil is that if laminar flow is lost at the leading edge, drag will increase, but there will be no loss of lift.

In December 1984, the newly modified Lancer was flown and the flight characteristics were superb. Once the time had been flown off the prototype, Lance was ready to start his kit business. He brought the aircraft of Oshkosh ’85 and attracted great interest. His article notes that there would probably be a Lancer O-235, but not an O-320 (model designated by engine used). Well, homebuilt history tells us the O-235 and the O-320 did happen as well as the Lancair IV, IV-P, the ES, the Legacy and more. Lancair International, Inc. seems to have something for every homebuilder.

Lance Neibauer donated the prototype Lancer/Lancair 200 to the EAA in 1986.


19 ft. 8 in.


23 ft. 6 in.

Wing Area

76 sq. ft.

Empty Weight

650 lbs.

Gross Weight

1275 lbs.

Useful Load

625 lbs.

Cockpit Size:

- Length (overall)

- Width

- Height

- Seating

- Controls

62 in.

42.5 in.

38 ½ in.

Two, side by side

Dual sticks


Continental O-200


100 @ 2750 rpm

Takeoff Roll

600 ft.

Landing Roll

600 ft.

Stall Speed

55 mph

Landing Approach Speed

70-75 mph

Maximum Speed

213 mph

Cruise Speed

192 mph


1000 sm

Wheel Base

48 in.

Wheel Track

7 ft. 7 in.