Learn about Alaska's aviation history and the daring bush pilots who opened up the Last Frontier. See rare aircraft dating back to WWI, historic photographs, artifacts, maps, newspaper accounts, aviators' clothing, and films.
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- 4721 Aircraft Dr Anchorage, AK 99502 Driving Directions
2020 Dates & Prices
About 45 minutes
Summer 9am - 5pm (Daily)
Winter 10am - 5pm (Tues-Sat)
Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum Audio Guide
The Museum's P-40 is a true battlefield artifact with the forensic evidence maintained as it was on that fateful day, June 4, 1942 when the Japanese Imperial Navy attacked the Aleutian Islands. This aircraft marks the beginning of a 15 month battle by US and Canadian Forces to regain control of the Aleutian Islands from the invading Japanese forces.
After a very short period of passenger service these large single pilot aircraft paved the way for cargo operations throughout Alaska. This Pilgrim hauled everything from cattle into the Mat-Su Valley, asphalt for building runways during WWII and fish totes off the beaches enroute to the canneries.
Two small airline companies began operations nearly 80 years ago and grew into the world class airline known today as Alaska Airlines. This exhibit speaks to the perseverance and persistence of those early aviation companies to overcome obstacles and deal with the unusually harsh Arctic environment to provide service to communities throughout Alaska.More...