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AirVenture Museum - USAF.com

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Located in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, at the site of the world’s largest aviation event (EAA AirVenture) the Museum is one of the most extensive aviation attractions in the world, a year-round destination for the entire family. Come and explore our world-class displays and galleries.

Marvel at aviation innovations in our collection of more than 250 historic airplanes. Spend time in one of our five movie theaters. Take a ride in a vintage airplane at Pioneer Airport—a real working aerodrome right out of the “golden age” of aviation. Witness a piece of history in the Eagle Hangar, our tribute to World War II aviation. And get “hands on” in Hangar X, our exciting interactive gallery for kids of all ages!

From new to old, we have it all !

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Bensen B11 Gyro

The Bensen B-11 Gyrocopter was donated to the EAA by Dr. Igor Bensen, the aircraft’s designer. This aircraft had been a factory workhorse for many years and was a test bed for a number of Dr. Bensen’s design innovations. The B-11 model was originally designated the B-8M, but the numerous design changes mandated a new model number.

The aircraft is powered by a 72 hp McCullough two cycle engine. The Bensen Gyrocopter series has been built in greater numbers than any other type of homebuilt aircraft (as of 1972).

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Douglas Goessling A-4B Skyhawk

In June of 1952, Douglas received a contract with the US Navy for development of a light weight attack aircraft. The Navy also wanted the aircraft to be capable of delivering conventional or “special” weapons and be able to defend itself in a hostile air environment. The Douglas design team, led by Ed Heinemann, went to work on the project and got the design approved by the Navy on June 22, 1954.

In the course of the Skyhawk’s test flights, it became the first attack aircraft to hold the 500 kilometer closed course speed record, flying around the course at an average speed of 695 mph, 300 feet in the air. The two basic features which contributed to the setting of this record were quick control response and structural integrity, which also enabled the A-4 to hold on to the record for many years.

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The Bensen B-11 Gyrocopter was donated to the EAA by Dr. Igor Bensen, the aircraft’s designer. This aircraft had been a factory workhorse for many years and was a test bed for a number of Dr. Bensen’s design innovations. The B-11 model was originally designated the B-8M, but the numerous design changes mandated a new model number.

The aircraft is powered by a 72 hp McCullough two cycle engine. The Bensen Gyrocopter series has been built in greater numbers than any other type of homebuilt aircraft (as of 1972).

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The Museum maintains an extremely varied airworthy fleet – everything from a powered parachute to a B-17 Flying Fortress! Many are operated to give ordinary people the chance to fly in historic aircraft, others are used to provide flight demonstrations or support special activities such as the EAA Young Eagles program.


More than 50 vintage airplanes are displayed in seven period hangars designed to take you back to aviation’s “Golden Age” of the 1920’s and 30’s. Fascinating displays include a tribute to the legendary air racer, designer, and builder Steve Wittman. Younger visitors will enjoy a play area with swings and pedal planes. For kids aged between 8 and 17, a free Young Eagles airplane flight may be available.

Most important of all, Pioneer Airport is a place to savor the sights and sounds of vintage flying machines in their “natural habitat.” Weather permitting, flights take place from Pioneer Airport’s grass runway every day during the season. You may also see demonstration flights from planes such as EAA’s replica of Charles Lindbergh’s Spirit of St. Louis and the stunning Pitcairn Mailwing biplane once flown by Howard Hughes.

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Make sure to explore an array of information, photos and video about five airplanes installed in the EAA AirVenture Museum's exciting new Innovations Gallery with the our first true Virtual Exhibit.

COME AND SEE HISTORY IN ITS MAKING

Monday-Saturday 8:30am - 5:00pm
Sunday 10:00am - 5:00pm

Oshkosh, Wisconsin

We are open 7 days a week except New Years Day,
Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

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