Central Oregon Places to See | Erickson Aircraft Collection

Posted by Bend Premier Real Estate on Thursday, September 22nd, 2016 at 2:45pm.

Erickson Air Museum 13One of the best, privately held WWII aircraft collections is right here in Central Oregon.  The Erickson Aircraft Collection is housed in a hanger at the Madras airport and is a must see for all vintage aircraft enthusiasts. Started by Jack Erickson in 1983, this amazing collection of planes is regularly shown and almost all can fly. Among the planes are the P-38 Lightning, the SBD Dauntless, the P-51 Mustang, F4U Corsair, B-17 Flying Fortress, Nakajma kI-43, and the Messerschmitt.

Besides the planes, the collection includes vintage uniforms, airplane engines, airplane parts, motorcycles and automobiles. Informative descriptions are located by each display and these provide the known history of the plane plus general military use.

The museum is open Monday through Sunday 10-5 and offers discounts to veterans. If you are lucky, while you are there, one or more of the planes will be started up and flown right in front of you.

 

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