Founded in 1983, the goal of the Oregon Aviation Historical Society is to collect, preserve, and restore aviation artifacts for interpretive and educational displays and to ensure the preservation of Oregon’s rich aviation heritage for future generations.
Visit our museum to learn the story of Oregon aviation: ordinary people achieving the extraordinary! See the original, restored planes that show the origins of experimental aircraft. Hear the stories of the Beaverton Outlaws and how their brave, ingenious efforts paved the way for modern homebuilders. Look at the plane aerobatic pilots Tex Rankin and Dorothy Hester won records in. Find out how Oregonians have been making aviation affordable and accessible to all!
Check out our Donate page to learn how you can support the expansion of our museum!
Thanks to your generous donations, our volunteers have been able to restore several heritage Oregon aircraft. Visit our museum or gallery page to see the results of their painstaking efforts.
We're still in the process of restoring several historic planes. This restoration work is only possible thanks to your generous donations! See our Donate page if you'd like to contribute.