Website of the Antique Airplane Association and the Airpower Museum Last Update: Jul 31 2014

The Airpower Museum

The Air Power Museum's mission is to preserve our aviation heritage as well as educate both present and future generations about that heritage.

The APM has over 20,000 square feet of display and storage space plus tons of many spare engine and aircraft parts, both on display and being made available to AAA members to assist in their restoration.

The Airpower Museum features a large collection of aircraft, many of which are flown regularly.

At each National AAA/APM Fly-In, the APM holds a Fly-Market, allowing members to buy, sell and trade parts for their airplanes and engines.

Visiting the Airpower Museum

The Airpower Museum is open for visitors:

  • Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm
  • Saturday 10am - 5pm
  • Sunday 1pm - 5pm
Click for driving directions.

Technical Manuals and Drawings

The APM Library has a large collection of aeronautical books, periodicals, and technical drawings from the Golden Age of aviation. Selected technical manuals and drawing resources are now available online as a benefit for AAA members.

Restoration and Maintenance Center

The motto of the APM is to "Keep the Antiques Flying!" Doing that takes space and equipment. As a part of its revitalization campaign, the APM is now building a new Restoration and Maintenance Center, with seed funding from a generous dontation by member Jim Miller. Fundraising is underway and you can "Buy a Foot" of the building to become an Antique Airfield Ambassador.

Click to find out more about the Restoration Center, the "Buy a Foot" campaign, and to make a donation online or by paper mail.

APM Legacy Endowment

To help support and preserve the APM in the long term the APM Legacy Endowment fund has been created. This fund is funded by contributions and was seeded by the proceeds from Air Mail Days flown cover sales and online contributions. Find out more about the endowment fund and please consider donating if you love antique aviation or Antique Airfield.

Revitalization Campaign

A campaign is underway to revitalize the Air Power Museum in Blakesburg, Iowa. Plans for the Museum include both a program for renovation and updating the infrastructure, as well as the creation of an endowment to sustain the Museum into the future.

The APM has two missions that must be protected and nurtured:

  • The Museum exists to preserve and educate.
  • The APM, and Antique Airfield, is the site for a fly-in that means so much to antique airplane owners because it is a place where the "grass roots" of antique flying can still be experienced.

Read more about the campaign announcement, and the nomination of a Steering Committee to help guide the revitalization and the missions of the APM.

2007 APM Fundraising Campaign

It is with heartfelt thanks that the Air Power Museum Board of Trustees and the Directors of the Antique Airplane Association wish to acknowledge the donors to our 2007 fundraising drive. Click for the donor list.

These donations demonstrate the above donors' belief in the direction and future of the APM, it's programs, and it's projects. That confidence is truly appreciated.

Brent Taylor
Treasurer, APM

Type Support

The APM owns and sells the Ken-Royce (LeBlond) and Rearwin Cloudster factory remains.

The APM has also acquired the Helton Lark Aircraft Company and can now offer spare parts for the Helton Lark and Culver Cadets.

What's the difference between the AAA and the APM?

Read about the relationship between the AAA and the Airpower Museum.

APM Trustees

Who are the APM Trustees? Here are some biographies for APM trustees, who work closely with the AAA Directors.