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 many interactive displays, memorabilia, photographs, films and artifacts from personal collections of Alaska’s pioneer aviators.

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Board of Directors

Chuck Miller
PRESIDENT
Maggie Gladwin
VICE PRESIDENT
Susan Bramstedt
SECRETARY
Rick Morrison
TREASURER
Bill Odom
PAST PRESIDENT

Orin Seybert
PAST PRESIDENT
Don Keil
Gretchen Cuddy
Brent Cole
Terry Holliday
Rob Stapleton
Michael Buzinski
Scott Selzer
Dennis Parrish


Trustees

David Karp
PAST PRESIDENT
Gail Phillips
PAST PRESIDENT
Rich Wilson
Dick Sutliff

Don Rogers, MD
Rex Bishopp
Don Brugman
Mike Pannone
Dick Benner
Bill Sharrow

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.