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.

Innovations Gallery

1949 Taylor Aerocar - N4994P

EAA’s rebuilt prototype of the classic Aerocar represents a revolutionary concept.

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1951 Loving/Wayne WR-1 Racer 'Love' – N351C

In the June 1954 edition of The Experimenter, there appeared a half-page story of a remarkable flight by a remarkable man.

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1968 Thorp/Taylor T-18 - N455DT

John Thorp’s original T-18 design was a no frills, low-wing, two-place metal aircraft. Powered by an O-290-G engine converted to an O-290-D engine, the airplane could be extremely small which made it light without being flimsy.

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1970 Bede BD-5 - N500BD

N500BD was conceived in 1967 as an ultralight powered glider. The aircraft was built in 1970 and first flown in September of 1971 at Hutchinson, Kansas, with Jim Bede at the controls.

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1971 Monnett Sonerai I - N11ME (N5795)

The Sonerai (Son-er-ai) is a name meant to be unusual. It came from playing with words like sun-ray and sonic-ray and was also meant to convey the meaning of something fast.

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1972 Rutan VariViggen - N27VV

Burt Rutan began the design for the VariViggen while he was still a student at Cal Poly in 1963.

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1975 Rutan VariEze Prototype - N7EZ

Burt Rutan’s prototype VariEze (“very easy”) made its public debut at the 1975 EAA Oshkosh Fly-In.

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1979 Stoddard-Hamilton Glasair 'Ham2' - N88TH

Tom Hamilton designed the Glasair to be an efficient airplane; it was fast yet fuel efficient and had a practical building time.

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1989 Miller-Bohannan JM-2 Special 'Pushy Galore' - N189BB

Pushy Galore was a Miller JM-2 Special designed by air race legend Jim Miller of San Antonio.

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1991 Cirrus VK-30 - N33VK

In the early 1980s, a trio of college students, all pilots, decided to satisfy a long-held desire to design and build their own airplane. Jeff Viken and Alan Klapmeier had been roommates at Ripon College in Wisconsin.

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