Aviation Comes AliveThe 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 | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Free Admission for Veterans and Active Duty Military Personnel
Join us at the EAA Aviation Museum on November 11, 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 two of our exciting exhibits – Corsair: Korean War Heroism and Huey: The Workhorse of Vietnam.
This exhibit 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.
This exhibit features the EAA Aviation Museum’s F4U Corsair, which has a link to one of the Korean War’s most harrowing stories. On December 4, 1950, Thomas Hudner crash-landed his Corsair behind enemy lines in an attempt to save fellow pilot Jesse Brown, the U.S. Navy’s first Black naval aviator. Assigned to replace one of the lost aircraft, the museum’s Corsair went on to be flown by Thomas Hudner himself, as well as the friends and comrades of these two extraordinary men.