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.

Pioneers of Flight

1912 Bates Monoplane

The 1912 Bates Monoplane was built by Carl S. Bates at Cicero Field near Chicago. Bates was a farm boy from Clear Lake, Iowa, who became interested in flying at an early age.

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1912 Curtiss A-1 Pusher 'Sweetheart' - N24034

Built in the Glen H. Curtiss shops at Hammondsport, New York, in 1912, the Curtiss Pusher Model E-8-75 was shipped to San Diego, California and used for pilot training at the Curtiss facility on Coronado Island.

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1928 Monocoupe 113 - N7808

Don Luscombe built the first Monocoupe in 1926. Don wanted a more comfortable plane than his open cockpit “Jenny.” The Monocoupe was engineered and built by Clayton Folkerts.

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1930 Cessna CG-2 Glider

The Great Depression hit the aircraft industry in the U.S. hard and the Cessna Aircraft Co. was no exception.

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Rasor 21 Balloon Basket

In 1909, at age 50, Warren Rasor achieved his ambition to own and operate a balloon. Throughout his life, Warren acquired a total of seven balloons, which he enjoyed flying with his son Herbert.

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