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

The APM owns 30 acres on Antique Airfield, including the south half of the N-S runway. It consists of three hangars, an annex, and a library. The museum has 20,000 square feet of display and storage space, plus 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.

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Museum Admission

There is no fixed admission fee to visit, but we do ask for whatever donation you feel is appropriate.


22001 Bluegrass Rd.
Ottumwa, Iowa 52501

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The Airpower Museum is open for visitors during the following times:

Monday – Friday
9:00 – 5:00
10:00 – 5:00
Sunday (April through October)
1:00 – 5:00

Closed major holidays and for the annual fly-in event.

Museum History & Founding

After its founding, Antique Airplane Association board members suggested adding an air museum to its goals and agenda. In 1964, the museum became a reality when the University of Iowa donated several aircraft engines from its discontinued aeronautical engineering program. This led to making an application for I.R.S. 501-c-3 status that was approved in 1965 for the Airpower Museum, Inc.

Curious how APM and the AAA work together?

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APM Board Members

Brent Taylor, Chairman

Steve Adkisson, President


Dan Quinn, Vice President


Aaron Klugherz, Secretary


Cindy DeWild, Treasurer

Chuck Barth

Dave Jackson

John “Bud” Ross

Pat Schmitz

Bob Swint


Josh Trail