About Us

The Alaska Aviation Museum is located in the heart of Alaska aviation. It sits on the south shore of Lake Hood, the busiest seaplane base in the world, with more than 87,000 takeoffs and landings per year. A half-mile away is Ted Stevens International Airport, the air crossroads of the world. You can watch takeoffs and landings right from the museum.

The museum presents one of the finest displays of Alaskan aviation history with interactive displays, memorabilia, photographs, films and artifacts from personal collections of Alaska’s pioneer aviators.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Rick Morrison, President
Danny Seybert, Vice President
Trudy Wassel, Treasurer
Brent Cole, Secretary
Bill Odom, Past President & Board Agent
Dennis Parrish, Immediate Past President
Chuck Miller, Past President
Jim Jansen
Terry Holliday

Joey Benetka
John Pletcher

 


MUSEUM STAFF

Phyllis Kilgore, Executive Director
Kelly Klingbeil, Operations Manager
Andrew Garner, Development & Education Officer


TRUSTEES BOARD

Maggie Gladwin

David Karp
Terry Holliday
Don Keil
Bill Sharrow
Dick Sutliff
Rich Wilson
Clay Waggood
Orin Seybert, Past President 
Don Brugman
Richard Benner


ENDOWMENT BOARD

Mary Witte and Nancy Schierhorn, Co-President & Chairman
Orin Seybert
Trudy Wassel, Treasurer
Rich Richter

Email: director@alaskaairmuseum.org
Phone: 907-248-5325

OUR MISSION

To preserve, display, educate, and honor Alaska’s aviation heritage.


OUR HISTORY

1977
Alaskan Historical Aircraft Society was founded by Ted Spencer.

1979
501(c)(3) status was acquired.

1984
PBY was acquired from Fred Richards.

1987
PBY arrives from Dago Lake and King Salmon via an Army training mission.

1988
Museum opens to the public.

Since then…
The Museum has continued to collect aircraft from all eras of Alaska aviation, from the 1928 Stearman c2b to the 1981 Boeing B737-29OC.