EAA Aviation Museum follows a set of procedures to assess airplanes that are offered as donations to our collection.
Bear in mind that we have a large collection of airplanes, and storage space is at a premium. At the present time, we are only able to accept airplanes that would clearly enhance the overall quality of our collection.
If you want to offer an aircraft, we ask that you fill out a Prospective Aircraft Donation Form, which is designed to gather the information we need to make a decision.
Decisions are based on a number of factors, including the historical value of the aircraft, its fit within our collecting policy and priorities, condition, potential for display in the museum and any restrictions that may be attached to the donation.
Please note that, in the best long-term interests of the museum, we rarely accept donations with restrictive conditions attached (i.e. like “must always be on display” or “must be kept in flying condition”).
Prospective Aircraft Donation Form