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.

Max Conrad Collection

Max Conrad was considered one of the greatest pilots who ever lived.

Filled with the Charles Lindbergh spirit and the triumph his flight to Paris in 1927, Conrad quit college and began taking flying lessons. He embarked on an aviation career that spanned decades and would take him to all corners of the earth. His aviation records and awards were countless and he logged more than 50,000 hours of flying time.

After several visits to the EAA Library by one of Max Conrad’s daughters, Katherine Conrad-Kersten, the Max Conrad Collection was donated in December 2010.

The collection contains a variety of memorabilia including: photographs, sheet music composed by Conrad, log books, newspaper and magazine clippings, record flight documentation, manuscripts, films, audio tapes, sound recordings, and scrapbooks.

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