History Takes Flight

With a collection of more than 200 historic aircraft, the EAA Aviation Museum is a year-round destination, combining aviation's past with the promise of its exciting future.


The journal collection spans the century from the late 1800s to the present. Included are historical journals and current news for the aviation industry.

These publications present the innovations in aviation technology from its earliest beginnings to the leading edge in homebuilding.

The oldest title held by the library is Aeronautics, Vol. 1, No. 2, dated Nov. 1893. Excellent continuous runs of Aviation, Popular Aviation, Skyways, and many foreign titles are represented.

The library also has a very complete run of the early modeling magazines starting in the late 1920s. These magazines are valued for their scale aircraft drawings. The library has compiled an index of more than 7,000 of these published drawings in a searchable database that can be used to assist the most dedicated researcher.

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