Drake Field During World War II

Born of war-time necessity, the all-wood hangar that houses the Arkansas Air Museum is as famous as the aircraft and memorabilia stored within.

Drake Field During World War II

Born of war-time necessity, the all-wood hangar that houses the Arkansas Air Museum is as famous as the aircraft and memorabilia stored within.

Arkansas Air & Military Museum

Follow the colorful history of aviation in Arkansas and American military conflicts through numerous displays of original artifacts and aviation memorabilia! The historic aircraft in the Arkansas Air & Military Museum are unusual among museum exhibits, because many of them still fly. Static displays at the museum range from the golden age of aviation to the jet age, including Vietnam-era Army helicopters and a Navy carrier fighter.

The vast, all-wood white hangar, which houses it's part of Arkansas and American history, being former headquarters for one of the United States' many aviator training posts during World War II.

Special Announcements

NWA Warbird Weekend September 5-7, 2020

The event hosted by the Arkansas Air & Military Museum at Drake Field will feature the B-29 Superfortress known as Doc, along with the B-17 Flying Fortress known as Texas Raiders.

The two iconic warbirds, along with a T6 Texan and a twin engine Beech Navy transport, will arrive in Fayetteville Friday afternoon, Sept. 4. All four warbirds will offer cockpit tours and flights to the public on Labor Day weekend, Saturday, Sunday and Monday Sept. 5, 6 and 7.

The event brings Doc’s Friends, Inc., the owner and operator of B-29 Doc, together with the Gulf Coast Wing of the Commemorative Air Force for the first time.

The museum will be open Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission to the event, which includes access to the museum, as well as the aircraft ramp and cockpit tours, is $25 for a family, $15 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under. All proceeds will benefit the warbirds as well as the Arkansas Air & Military Museum. Ride flight opportunities for all four aircraft will be limited throughout the weekend. Those who want to fly on
one of the warbirds during the event are encouraged to book their seats in advance.

Ticketing information, along with pricing and purchasing, can be found at:

B-29 Doc Flight Experience:
www.b29doc.com/rides/

B-17 Texas Raiders:
www.B17TexasRaiders.org or by calling 1-855-FLY-A-B17 (855-359-2217)

Doc’s Friends, Inc., along with the Commemorative Air Force and the Arkansas Air & Military Museum, are taking all reasonable precautions to protect the flight crews as well as flight passengers and event attendees in the fight against the spread of COVID-19. All flight experience passengers will be required to wear a mask (one will be provided to each passenger) during the flight. Additionally, the aircraft and all contact surfaces inside the aircraft will be sanitized/disinfected prior to each flight. The event will adhere to CDC and local Arkansas guidelines related to COVID-19. Masks/face coverings will be required to enter the museum and must be worn
at all times, whether inside or outside the building, including on the ramp and inside the aircraft.

Exhibits

Exhibits

Historical displays from various points in the age of aviation, from Fayetteville's first days in flight through the Golden Age of air racing. A variety of military vehicles, aircraft, and artifacts are also on exhibit.

Aircraft

Aircraft

Featuring some of the nation's only surviving varieties of aircraft, world-famous replicas, and signature pieces of the collection are from the Golden Age of Aviation as well as WWI through current national conflicts.

Engines

Engines

The museum’s engine displays feature workshop mounted, fully accessible engines and special manufacturer's cutaways that show the inner working.

Hours of Operation

Monday
Closed

Tuesday
11:00am - 3:00pm

Wednesday
11:00am - 3:00pm

Thursday
11:00am - 3:00pm

Friday
11:00am - 3:00pm

Saturday
11:00am - 3:00pm

Sunday
Closed

Sep 07

On Monday September 7th, B-29 Doc will be leaving about 2 and the CAF T-6 and Twin Beech will be leaving about 1. We will stop entry sales at 1! Read more

Jan 01

#WarbirdWave PC: John Newman Read more

Jan 01

8-5 again today! Be sure to swing by and see Doc before he leaves! Read more