Aviation Comes Alive

The EAA Aviation Museum is far from a dusty archive. It's alive and vibrant with speakers, movies, special events, and more.

EAA Veterans Day

November 11, 2020 | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Free Admission for Veterans and Active Duty Military Personnel

Veterans Day

Join us at the EAA Aviation Museum on Wednesday, November 11, 2020, as we honor those who have served in the U.S. armed forces. Admission to the museum is free for veterans and active duty military personnel during this time. The museum gift shop is also offering 10% off purchases for veterans as well.

Our impressive collection contains more than 100 historic airplanes on display, thousands of historic aviation artifacts, and our two newest exhibits – WASP: Women Flyers of World War II and Huey: The Workhorse of Vietnam.

Huey: The Workhorse of Vietnam – This exhibit, opened in August, features a UH-1 Huey helicopter that is a combat veteran of the Vietnam War while part of three tours with the 121st Assault Helicopter Company based out of Soc Trang. It was the last time this aircraft flew, and the combat and bullet hole repairs, along with the weathered interior sections, are still visible in the airframe as it appeared when shipped back to the U.S. In the past month, the aircraft’s actual unit markings have been restored to the helicopter’s fuselage.
 
WASP: Women Flyers of WWII – This temporary exhibit honors the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP), who flew essential missions during World War II that kept the Arsenal of Democracy moving. The WASP pilots were the first women to fly military aircraft, taking aircraft from manufacturing plants to airfields in the U.S. and overseas, towing aerial targets, transporting cargo, and other missions not in combat areas, as women were prohibited from combat duty at that time. More than 1,100 women were accepted into the WASP program in 1943 and 1944, and 38 of them died while in service to their country.
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