Pioneer Airport

From May through October, Pioneer Airport gives visitors 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.

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Group Rates

Enjoy discounted group rates for adults, seniors, and children. Group tour pricing can be extended to groups of 10 or more. For student groups, 1 chaperone/teacher for every 8 children/students is free.

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Eagle Hangar

The Eagle Hangar is a hall of honor dedicated to the memory of those who served during World War II. The airplanes include examples of Allied fighters, bombers, liaison aircraft, trainers, Army and Navy aircraft, plus examples from Germany and Japan.

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School Programs

Aviation is a fun, exciting, and stimulating subject, making the EAA AirVenture Museum an ideal environment for learning! Our school programs are each intended for a range of student ages and group sizes. 

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Multiple Venues

With more than 1,600 acres and 26 venues to choose from, we are sure to show you a space that will make your vision come to life. Our unique atmosphere is sure to offer a one-of-a-kind experience for your guests.

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Young Eagles Flights

Ever wondered what your neighborhood looks like from the sky? If you’re nodding your head “Yes” and are between the ages of 8 and 17, you’re ready to take a free Young Eagles flight from EAA's Pioneer Airport and see what real pilots do on the ground and in the air.

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1918 Curtiss JN4D 'Jenny'

In many ways, the Curtiss Jenny could be considered the Model T of the skies. Roughly a contemporary of Ford’s famous auto, the Jenny would eventually help to establish the practical reality of American aviation.

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Virtual Cockpit Tours

Climb into the airplanes in our museum virtually to see what it is like to be in the pilot’s seat!

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Photograph Collections

The EAA library’s photographic collection has something for everyone. Beginning with the Wright Brothers and continuing into the space age, the photo archives are an invaluable resource. The photo archive has more than 100,000 images of aircraft and the people that made them famous.

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Founders Wing

Established to preserve EAA’s history and culture, the Founders Wing showcases Paul and Audrey Poberezny’s personal collection of letters, pictures, artifacts, media clippings, and so much more.

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Timeless Voices Archives

Aviation’s history is made up of many remarkable people, from the best-known aviation personalities to those who contributed to the development of aviation in their communities. Search database for hundreds of aviators sharing their personal stories.

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Donate Your Aircraft

Add to EAA’s diverse aircraft collection for aviation enthusiasts to enjoy! EAA AirVenture Museum follows a set of procedures to assess airplanes that are offered as donations to our collection.

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Rare WWII Nose Art Exhibit

More than 30 pieces of nose art from actual WWII combat aircraft are making their first-ever trip outside their home museum to EAA.

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1941 XP-51 Mustang

The North American P-51 Mustang was the most successful, most versatile fighter of World War II (1939-1945). Designed in 1940 for Britain, the first prototype XP-51 was finished in just 117 days. The Allison-powered P-51A was dubbed “Mustang, Mk. 1” by the British and first deployed in tactical reconnaissance in the spring of 1942.

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1903 Wright Flyer Replica

The full-size replica of the Wright brothers’ historic 1903 “Flyer” - the first true airplane - is a centerpiece in the EAA AirVenture Museum’s collection. It stands as a tribute to the birth of aviation and to the accomplishments of Wilbur and Orville Wright and their mechanic, Charlie Taylor.

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1938 Wittman Buttercup

Steve Wittman designed and built Buttercup in 1938 and, over the years, it has featured a variety of innovations including - tapered rod landing gear, variable camber wings with full span leading edge and slotted trailing edge flaps.

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1959 P-5 'Pober Sport'

Paul Poberezny first penciled a sketch of the Pober Sport during the summer of 1956. With a little help from his wife and brother, Paul began building the Sport with a Baby Ace fuselage and J-3 landing gear. Other EAA members pitched in to help Paul build his latest aircraft.

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The exhibit uses dramatic sound and lighting effects, as well as rare video footage - some never seen in public - to tell the story of a mission into space aboard SpaceShipOne. During this journey, SpaceShipOne demonstrates a key technological breakthrough conceived by spacecraft designer Burt Rutan, a longtime EAA member.

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1949 Taylor Aerocar

EAA’s rebuilt prototype of the classic Aerocar represents a revolutionary concept. Not only can it be readily converted from an airplane to a roadable car, but also its wings can be folded back along the sides of the detached fuselage and towed behind the automobile like a trailer.

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Spirit of St. Louis Replica

EAA has constructed two Spirit of St. Louis replica aircraft to honor Charles Lindbergh and his aviation achievements. This replica was built in 1977 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Lindbergh’s flight across the Atlantic Ocean. Between 1977 and 1988, that aircraft accumulated more than 1,300 hours of flight time.

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1977 Christen Eagle II

The Christen Eagle was designed by Frank Christensen, founder of Christen Industries. Frank was an aerobatic pilot and manager of the U.S. Aerobatic Team that won the 1972 World Aerobatic Championship. The Christen Eagle II combined professional design with factory quality parts. The resulting kit raised the bar for aircraft kit manufacturers.

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F-22 Raptor Gallery

The centerpiece of KidVenture is the Raptor Gallery, which contains 16 interactive exhibits focusing on the world's most advanced airplane, the F-22 Raptor. It includes a half-scale model of the F-22 where young people can climb into the cockpit. 

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Skyscape Theater Royale

Come one, come all to the EAA Skyscape Theatre Royale for an old-time aviation movie series on one Tuesday of each month. Travel back in time and experience the golden age of cinema.

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Wright Brothers Memorial Banquet

Commemorate the anniversary of the first powered flight with a very special keynote speaker at the annual Wright Brothers Memorial Banquet in December. Honoring the spirit and achievements of the Wright Brothers is a tradition at EAA. 

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Hops & Props

Spend an evening sampling more than 250 extraordinary beverages from around the world at Hops & Props, a fine food and beverage-tasting event held annually in March. Micro-breweries and distributors are on hand to teach you about the brewing process and history, and help you become a discerning beverage taster.

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Family Flight Fest

Discover the exciting world of aviation with an interactive, educational experience at Family Flight Fest held during a weekend in the spring. The museum’s younger visitors enjoy a variety of aviation-related activities that educate and spark their curiosity in flight.

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Ultralight Day

EAA Ultralight Chapters 1, 75, and 1331 fly their ultralights and light-planes to Pioneer Airport to showcase what fun flying is all about. Get up close and learn more about this fun, affordable segment of aviation.

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September Swing

Relive the excitement and glamour of the 1940s at September Swing! Learn to swing dance (or practice your skills) and then dance the night away amid the Eagle Hangar’s authentic collection of World War II planes, vehicles, and artifacts. Great music, delicious hors d'oeuvres, and 1940s fun make up this exciting event.

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EAA Hall of Fame Banquet

Join us as we honor our newest inductees into our Sport Aviation Halls of Fame. Inductees represent ultralights, the International Aerobatic Club, Vintage Aircraft Association, Warbirds of America, and homebuilding.

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Christmas in the Air

Get into the holiday spirit at Christmas in the Air, a free community event for all ages held in December. This widely popular event features holiday performances by local more than 20 musical, choral, and dance groups on four stages. Don’t miss the arrival of Santa Claus by helicopter, after which he will visit with children!

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Skiplane Fly-In

See dozens of skiplanes fly in to the snow-covered runway of Pioneer Airport at February's Skiplane Fly-In, which showcases this unique segment of flight that is quite popular throughout many parts of North America. The Skiplane Fly-In is free of charge to the public.

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EAA Sport Aviation Hall of Fame Ceremony

Thank you for your interest in the 2017 EAA Sport Aviation Hall of Fame Ceremony. All tickets for 2017 have been sold out., so we hope to see you next year! 

Thursday, November 9, 2017 
Reception begins at 6 p.m. | Dinner and program to follow

EAA is proud to honor five new inductees into our Sport Aviation Halls of Fame at a dinner ceremony on November 9, 2017, in the Founders’ Wing of the EAA Aviation Museum. The five inductees, representing ultralights, the International Aerobatic Club, the Vintage Aircraft Association, Warbirds of America, and homebuilding, have dedicated their lives to their respective areas of aviation and join an esteemed group of individuals who represent the spirit of EAA in the highest form.

• EAA Ultralights—Mary Jones
• International Aerobatic Club—Frank Christensen
• Vintage Aircraft Association—Jim Moss
• Warbirds of America—Clarence E. “Bud” Anderson
• EAA Homebuilders—Rob Hickman

The EAA Sport Aviation Halls of Fame were established to honor the outstanding achievements of men and women in aviation who share the spirit of EAA and its community. Those inducted into the hall of fame are selected by their peers for the myriad of contributions made to their respective areas of aviation.

Bringing together EAA's boards of directors, divisions, affiliates, and councils, the hall of fame is a tribute to the pioneering spirit and innovation that has marked the evolution of flight, a spirit that is nurtured and promoted throughout EAA's membership. The event also reunites past honorees to celebrate their collected achievements.

All are invited to attend the induction ceremony and dinner, which begins with a 6 p.m. reception. Tickets are $50 each (plus $2.50 tax) and include the ceremony and full-service dinner.

For questions, please contact Jane Smith at or 920-426-6823.

Dinner Menu

Hors d’oeuvres

  • Cream Herb Goat Cheese Stuffed Belgian Endive Petals
  • Fresh Bruschetta
  • Mozzarella Rollups with Prosciutto & Fresh Basil


All dinner entrées include fresh garden salad with choice of two dressings, dinner rolls with butter, coffee, iced tea, and milk

  • Root Beer Pork Medallion and Savory Chicken
    Bacon wrapped pork marinated in root beer and savory herbs, topped with honey onion jam and paired with a breast of chicken, dry rubbed with a secret spice blend, slow roasted and topped with caramelized balsamic onion jam and sauce supreme, served with herbed mashed potatoes and asparagus
  • Wasatch Pie - Vegetarian (Please request vegetarian option upon purchasing ticket.)
    Portobello mushroom cap rubbed with chipotle infused olive oil, packed with flame roasted black beans, zucchini, corn, and sweet peppers, topped with creamy gorgonzola, served with fragrant basmati rice


  • Carrot Cake
    Rich and moist carrot cake topped with a sweet cream cheese frosting

2017 Inductees

HOF 2017Ultralights: Mary Jones, EAA 224626

Prior to Mary Jones retiring from EAA, one only had to pick up a copy of any of EAA’s publications to become acquainted with her. Through her passion, support, and leadership, Mary has promoted ultralights and light airplanes for decades. She pushed for a solution to the so-called “fat ultralights” issue through the years of FAA Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee (ARAC) negotiations, and wrote to clarify the sport pilot regulations.

In the course of her work, Mary enjoyed flights in several ultralight-like aircraft, including fixed-wings, weight-shift trikes, and powered parachutes. She has promoted ultralights through many avenues, including her articles, editorials, photos, presentations, and presence at local, state, and national fly-ins and safety seminars. In 2009, Mary received the Light Aircraft Manufacturers Association’s President’s Award for Outstanding Individual in recognition of her service to the ultralight and light plane community. Through the years, she petitioned for continued support for ultralights through the many changes in leadership at EAA. Mary is well-known and respected for her professionalism. She has been a true advocate for the ultralight community for decades.


HOF 2017International Aerobatic Club: Frank Christensen, EAA Lifetime 36663

Frank Christensen, the founder and president of Christen Industries in Hollister, California, introduced the Christen Eagle II to the sport aviation community in 1977 at Oshkosh. It is a two-place aerobatic biplane powered by a 200-hp Lycoming and sporting a truly distinctive paint scheme.

With the Eagle, Frank set the gold standard for homebuilt kits. The airplane came in separate, well-organized, and documented kits that could be ordered as the builder progressed and finances permitted. Only basic hand tools were required, and the kits even included a razor blade to open the packaging.

The Christen Eagle still stands as an example of how to provide kits to homebuilders, more than 40 years after its introduction.

Frank is a former competition pilot who won the Advanced category at the U.S. National Aerobatic Championships in Texas in 1969 in a Pitts S-1S built for him by Curtis Pitts. After his foray into competition, he concentrated on producing products for the sport aviation world. In addition, his company was the first sponsor of the famous Eagles Aerobatic Team, consisting of pilots Charlie Hillard, Gene Soucy, and Tom Poberezny, which performed at Oshkosh for decades. The team aircraft, along with the prototype Christen Eagle, are now on display in the EAA Aviation Museum. 

HOF 2017Vintage Aircraft Association: Jim Moss, EAA 477508

Vintage Aircraft Association will posthumously induct James S. “Jim” Moss, an Indiana native and a later resident of Buckley, Washington, into the VAA Hall of Fame. Jim, a former U.S. Marine Corps pilot and retired Northwest Airlines captain, will be the 33rd inductee into this prestigious group of sport aviation leaders since Vintage first created its Hall of Fame program 25 years ago.

Jim Moss originally came to sport aviation fame at EAA Oshkosh and in the Vintage Aircraft Association with his stunning creations, or re-creations, of first, the stunning MG-2 radial engine biplane followed by his full-scale, precise copy of the historic 1931 Matty Laird/Jimmy Doolittle Super Solution, as well as his smooth as silk, highly customized, smoothly faired, 270-hp Russian M-14 round engine powered 1931 Great Lakes. These and numerous other beautifully crafted airplanes were followed by the crown jewel of the Moss re-creations, the Gee Bee Q.E.D. Moss’ version of the last of the legendary Gee Bee racers took 10 years to build. When it was displayed at the VAA Red Barn during AirVenture 2014, visitors were awestruck. If they knew Jim personally, they were emotionally overcome. 


HOF 2017Warbirds of America: Clarence E. “Bud” Anderson

Clarence Emil “Bud” Anderson was born in Oakland, California, and grew up on a farm. He was commissioned in the U.S. Army Air Forces as a pilot in the fall of 1942, and went on to fly two combat tours with the 363rd Fighter Squadron of the famed 357th Fighter Group in England.

Bud, flying his faithful P-51D Mustang, Old Crow, flew more than 100 missions and scored 16 and 1/4 air combat victories. He started the war as a second lieutenant and returned to the States in 1945 with the rank of major. After the war, Bud was a test pilot first at Wright Field, and then at Edwards Air Force Base, where he served as chief of flight test operations. After a stint at the Pentagon, he commanded an F-105 fighter wing in Vietnam before retiring as a colonel in 1972 with more than two dozen decorations to his name. Throughout his storied career, Bud has logged more than 7,000 hours of flying time and flown more than 100 different types of aircraft.

Bud is a volunteer with EAA Warbirds of America where he appears annually in the Warbirds in Review program during AirVenture. His presentations are always among the most popular of all Warbirds in Review sessions.

HOF 2017Homebuilding: Rob Hickman, EAA 424007

While building an RV-4, Rob drew on his background in electrical engineering to design and build his own engine monitor. He thought he’d just make one for himself, but then a friend wanted one, then a local avionics shop wanted one, and suddenly, Rob had a new business. Advanced Flight Systems was born, focused on manufacturing and selling the ACS 2002.

The monitor evolved from the first color screen available to the experimental market to an EFIS with synthetic vision, attitude, AOA, mapping, weather, traffic, and integration and connectivity with other outside components. After joining forces with Dynon Avionics in 2013, Rob was able to focus on his latest innovation, which is designing and building complete plug-and-play panels using a central control module that eliminates most of the wiring involved in building an airplane.

What started at the dining room table in the late 1990s is now a company with 10 employees and a 7,500-square-foot facility in Canby, Oregon, and customers throughout the world. He is respected by his employees, industry peers, and customers alike.