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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Member Swap Day

Members of EAA, Paine Art Center or Oshkosh Public Museum will be able to enjoy free admission to all of three of these Oshkosh-area museums on Sunday, July 6. 
Explore world-class attractions in your own backyard!

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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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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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SpaceShipOne

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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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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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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Soaring For Success Speaker Series

Attendees will have the opportunity to engage in a one-hour long presentation, enjoy a continental breakfast, and gain profitable business knowledge from industry experts!

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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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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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EAA Hall of Fame Banquet

Each November, EAA welcomes and honors five new members to its Sport Aviation Hall of Fame. Representing Homebuilders, Warbirds of America, International Aerobatic Club, Vintage Aircraft Association, and Ultralights, each year’s inductees capture the spirit of EAA and its community.

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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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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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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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MUSEUM EXHIBITS

A Trip Back in Time

A walk through the EAA AirVenture Museum is a walk through history. Delve into our exhibits and discover innovations and advancements from the fledgling days of flight.

Homebuilts & Van's RV

EAA was founded in 1953 to support the burgeoning homebuilt aircraft movement. While the organization almost immediately expanded to include vintage and ex-military aircraft, homebuilding is at the core of who we are, and you’ll see this reflected proudly in our museum.

You’ll see examples of classic homebuilts like a Pietenpol Air Camper, powered by the engine from a Ford Model A, and the fantastic Taylor Aerocar, the flying car that came the closest to mass-production back in the ‘50s. There’s the tiny BD-5 and the downright miniscule Stits DS-1 Baby Bird, the smallest aircraft in the world. From the wonderful bare-bones Breezy to the intricate cutaway display of the AcroSport biplane, our Homebuilts display will give you a good look at this fascinating side of aviation history.

No discussion of the history homebuilt aircraft is complete without mentioning two people: Burt Rutan and Dick VanGrunsven. While Rutan’s legacy is presented in our Innovations Gallery, “Van” is well represented by a special exhibit in our Homebuilders area. Dick’s company, Van’s Aircraft, was founded in 1973, when he introduced a series of modifications to a Stits Playboy that became the centerpiece of our exhibit, the prototype RV-1. 

In the decades the followed, Van’s Aircraft became the most successful kitplane manufacturer in the world, with more than 7,500 RVs completed and flying as of 2012. In addition to the RV-1, we’re very proud to be able to display prototypes of two other key Van’s designs, the RV-3 and RV-4.  

1930 Pietenpol Air Camper - N12937

The Pietenpol Air Camper is a two-place, tandem seat, open cockpit plans-built monoplane. A Ford Model A 4 cylinder engine converted... Read More

1959 Poberezny P-5 'Pober Sport' - N51G

Paul Poberezny first penciled a sketch of the Pober Sport during the summer of 1956. With a little help from his wife and brother,... Read More

1959 Hegy R.C.H.I. 'El Chuparosa' - N9360

The El Chuparosa originated as a chalk sketch on a wall in builder and designer Ray Hegy’s workshop in 1948.

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1960 EAA Biplane A-1 (P-2) Prototype - N6077V

The EAA Biplane was one the first original designs published by the Experimental Aircraft Association. A popular and successful design... Read More

1964 Roloff/Unger RLU-1 Breezy - N59Y

Charley Roloff, Carl Unger, and Bob Liposky designed and constructed the Breezy in 1964. An instant success from the beginning, the... Read More

1970 Brock KB-2 'Gyroplane' Autogyro - N2303

Ken Brock was a leader in the development and promotion of autogyro flight and homebuilt autogyro kits. The museum’s 1970 KB-2... Read More

1971 Van's RV-3 - N17RV

When Dick VanGrunsven’s RV-3 prototype first appeared at the 1972 EAA Oshkosh Convention, it didn’t attract a lot of... Read More

1979 Van's RV-4 - N14RV

Dick VanGrunsven’s definition of sport flying included frolicking about the sky in a plane well endowed for three dimensional... Read More

1982 Eipper/Burgher Quicksilver MX-1

A Quicksilver MX-1 had a true three-axis flight control system which allowed it to achieve unique maneuverability.

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1983 RotorWay/Nitz Executive - N3WN

Walter Nitz, a lifelong aviation enthusiast, bought his RotorWay Exec kit in 1982. The kit was a right to the last nut and bolt, 49%... Read More

1983 Stits DS-1 Baby Bird - N4453H

In 1980, Don Stits designed the Baby Bird, a tiny, high wing monoplane that was to be the smallest in the world.

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1984 Neibauer Lancer/Lancair 200 - N384L

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... Read More

2000 Herron/Keech Little Wing LW-5 Autogyro - N100MK

Andrew Keech, Australian native and lifelong aviation enthusiast, is an accomplished skydiver and pilot. After an impressive start in... Read More

Antares MA-30

The Antares MA-30 was designed by Russian engineer Sergey Zozulya and manufactured in 1991. Sergey designed the aircraft with... Read More

Corben/Lambert Baby Ace D

The Baby Ace was built in the early 1960s by Stafford “Casey” Lambert at his summer home on Lake Minocqua in northern... Read More