Prairie Aviation Museum
2929 E Empire Street
Bloomington, IL 61704
Open Hours for 2021
January, February and March we will be closed.
Effective Saturday, April 10, 2021 the outdoor Chuck Schumacher Airpark will be open from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm on Saturdays and Sundays.
Free Admission – Donations Appreciated.
Due to COVID-19, the inside museum will remained closed until further notice.
Hours of operation are subject to change, so please call ahead to make sure we are open when you plan to visit.
No Special Events have been confirmed at this time. We hope to have a number of special events during the year.
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The museum is involved in various events during the year. During the summer months we sponsor Open Cockpit Days or OCDs. This is a special time when visitors can tour the museum and Chuck Schumacher Aviation Air Park. In the … Continue reading
Beginning April 10 2021, the outdoor Chuck Schumacher Air Park will be open from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Free Admission – Donations Appreciated. Due to COVOD-19, the inside museum will remain closed until further notice. … Continue reading
_________________________ Yes, I am pleased to support the Prairie Aviation Museum with a gift of ____$500 ____$250 ____$100 ____$50 Other $_______ Method of Payment ______ Check (payable to Prairie Aviation Museum) ______ Visa ______ MasterCard Card # __ __ __ … Continue reading
2020 marks the 36th anniversary of the museum. We are publishing our history in a series of articles in The Logbook, which is a bi-monthly publication of the Prairie Aviation Museum. We will also be publishing those articles in this … Continue reading
Prairie Aviation Museum Membership Application Name ____________________________________________________________________ Address ___________________________________________________________________ City __________________________________________________________ State __________ ZIP _________________ Home Phone (____ )________________________________ Cell (_____)_____________________________________ Email ___________________________________________________________ YES I want … Continue reading
We welcome anyone who would like to be a member of the museum. The Museum’s growth depends upon members willing to volunteer their time and energy to work with various projects. Although membership does not automatically bring a working commitment, … Continue reading
Aircraft Background Prairie Aviation Museum recieved this F-100 Suber Sabre in August of 2009 from the United States Air Force via the Chanute Air Museum. History General characteristics Crew: 1 Length: 50 ft (15.2 m) Wingspan: 38 ft 9 in (11.81 … Continue reading
Aircraft Background Prairie Aviation Museum recieved this F-14D Tomcat in April of 2006 from the US Navy. The final flight of this aircraft was to the Bloomington/Normal airport. People came from many states to witness the arrival of aircraft 205 … Continue reading
Aircrafts Background The Prairie Aviation Museum’s Huey helicopter was purchased from the State of Illinois Department of Central Management Services. This helicopter was stationed for approximately 3 years in Viet Nam mostly at Tay Ninh. While in the States, it … Continue reading
Aircrafts Background Prairie Aviation Museum member, LT. COL. Chuck “Dutch” Sprietsma (Retired USMC), flew this very aircraft B/N 160036 during his time in service. He was stationed at Cherry Point,NC and flew in squadron VMA-223. We have restored this static … Continue reading