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Pioneer Airport

Pioneer Airport

From May through October, a short tram ride from the museum takes you to Pioneer Airport, 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.

More than 50 vintage airplanes are displayed in seven period hangars designed to take you back to aviation’s golden age of the 1920s and ‘30s. Fascinating displays include a tribute to the legendary air racer, designer, and builder Steve Wittman.

Younger visitors will enjoy a play area with pedal planes. For kids aged between 8 and 17, a free Young Eagles airplane flight may be available.

Most important of all, Pioneer Airport is a place to savor the sights and sounds of vintage flying machines in their “natural habitat.”

Airplane rides at Pioneer Airport from the grass runway.

Airplane rides are dependent on weather conditions and volunteer pilot availability. Please call the museum at 920-426-4818 after 10:30 a.m. on the day you’re planning to visit to confirm flight operations.

Hours of Operation

Open daily from Memorial Day to Labor Day, 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Pioneer Airport is closed for flights during EAA AirVenture, but the hangars are open for visitors to explore.)

Open Saturday and Sunday in May, September, and October, 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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