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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.

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.

The EAA story is told throughout the wing’s two floors. The lower level features photos that tell the story of the evolution of the EAA fly-in convention. The space is used to promote aviation education and to host events that promote the spirit and camaraderie synonymous with EAA.

The upper level illustrates EAA’s legacy with displays highlighting the organization’s chapters, homebuilders, innovation, and spirit of entrepreneurship. The mezzanine area also features artifacts such as commemorative EAA ornaments sold to fund the EAA Aviation Center and models of unique aircraft that have visited the fly-in convention, such as the Concorde. Also on display is the typewriter and table used to type out EAA’s first newsletter, The Experimenter, with Volume 1, Issue 1 in the carriage.

Beyond that is the Paul and Audrey Poberezny Library, home to a re-creation of EAA’s first office in the Pobereznys’ basement, a library and discussion area, and an archival area.

1955 Corben Mechanix Illustrated Baby Ace Model C – N9050C

That’s the first sentence in the last paragraph of Bill Parker’s “Editor’s Workbench” column in the May, 19... Read More

1959 Poberezny P-5 'Pober Sport' - N51G

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 b... Read More

Waco Primary Glider Replica

The Waco Aircraft Company designed and built the Primary Glider in 1930 in an attempt to capitalize on America’s newfound enthusiasm for ... Read More

1953 Howard/Poberezny Pete III 'Little Audrey' - N111PL (N27B)

Named after his wife, Little Audrey was constructed by Paul Poberezny in 1953 during the very early days of EAA.

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