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E A A Air Adventure Museum
3000 Poberezny Road
Phone: 414-426-4818 --
Statement of Purpose:
Encourage aviation education. Promote safety and research. Preserve our rich aviation heritage.
Opened in 1983, with Pioneer Airport open in 1984 and Eagle Hangar in 1989.
Highlights & Collections:
- More thaIl 90 airplanes on display from the earliest days of powered flight into the jet age.
Sections of the museum feature
- antique and classic airplanes;
- air racing aircraft;
- aerobatic airplanes;
- homebuilt airplanes;
- World War II airplanes (see Eagle Hangar); and
- combat jets.
From May-October, Pioneer Airport, located immediately behind the main museum, features more than two dozen aircraft that explore the dreams of flight from its earliest days. Youth area featuring aviation games and simulators. Five theaters and dozens of
Exhibits highlighting flying career of Charles Lindbergh, Homebuilt airplanes and air traffic control.
Excellent aviation art and photo galleries. Two gift shops. Air Adventure Theater features asiation movies every hour.
44.000-square foot area pass tribute to men, women and aircraft of World War II. More than a dozen airplanes featured, including British, German and Japanese models.
Naval Aviation Gallery has interactive display that allows visitors to test their aviation commander shills in actual World War ll battles. "Top-Secret" area features actual atomic bomb casing. "Ready Room" mock-up, detailed model of aircraft carrier USS
Enterprise, military and homefront memorabilia.
- A re-creation of early airfields, featuring six round-top hangars and a 2,000-foot grass airstrip.
- Open daily from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day: weekends May through October.
- Included in Air Adventure Museum admission.
- More than two dozen airplanes on display
- Flying activities on weekends. Visitors may ride in 1929 Ford Tri-Motor, vintage biplane or classic helicopter for extra fee (weather and other conditions permitting). Extended fall color tour flights in September and October.
- Presentations, workshops, festivities held throughout the year.
- Kids' Week, Iate December,
- aviation personalities' presentations during EAA Fly-In Convention.
Exhibits & Special Events:
More than 90 aircraft on display in museum; numerours interactive exhibits and theaters.
- 8:30 am-5 pm Monday through Saturday
- 11 am-5 pm Sunday.
- Open every day exept New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Admission & Directions:
- Adults $7;
- Senior citizens (age 62-up) $6;
- Students (ages 8-17) $5.50;
- Children under eight free.
- Group rates and tours available for all ages.
The Museum is just east of U.S. Highway 41 at the Wisconsin 44 exit in Oshkosh.
Check with us at a later date.
Key Personnel: Tom Poberezny, President
- Greg A. Anderson, Executive Director Foundation;
- John Gaertner, Curator.
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