In 1979 Randy Acord, Corky Corkran, Dr. William Wood, Everett Long, and a few others felt that there was something important being lost to time, and that was the material objects that told the story of aviation in Interior Alaska. Many books had been written that told of the exploits of Carl Ben Eielson, Harold Gillam, Joe Crosson, the Wiens, Jorgy Jorgensen, Jim Hutchison, and many more. However, the floats, engines, pistons, log books, and wings that make up the story of Aviation would be gone. The Interior and Arctic Alaska Aeronautical Foundation was organized to promote the preservation of Interior Alaska's aviation heritage. The museum opened its doors in Pioneer Park (then Alaskaland) in 1992 under the Gold Dome.
Closed for winter.
Re-opening for Summer 2021
2300 Airport Way
Fairbanks, Alaska 99707
You can now contribute to the Pioneer Air Museum when you apply for your Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend.
The Pioneer Air Museum is now a member agency with the Alaska Community Foundation! You can donate online via the ACF to support both our day-to-day operations and our long-term plans. Thank you for your support!
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Crash landing Corner
Click on the image below to learn about the crash that contributed to this plane's unique history!