Open Cockpit Days

Due to Covid 19 our museum is closed.  However, we are accepting appointments to tour our airpark from 9 am to 12 noon on Tuesdays through Sundays.  Please leave a voicemail on the Prairie Aviation Museum voicemail with your preferred date and time within those time and date slots and with a 24 hour notice to make your appointment.  Also leave your phone number.  If you need to speak to someone call 309-530-2221.  Thank you for contacting the Prairie Aviation Museum.

Below is a normal year’s schedule. 

Open Cockpit Days run from 10 am to 3 pm

Adults and children 6 years and older            $5.00

Children 5 and under                                            Free

Museum members and Active military             Free

During the summer months we sponsor Open Cockpit Days or OCDs.  These family friendly events provide many opportunities for visitors to see inside the cockpits of airplanes, visit with pilots who flew the plans, visit our displays inside the museum and displays in the Air Park.

If you would like to volunteer to help, just call the museum and leave a message for President Jeff Isenberger.


May 16 — Open Cockpit Day

     10 am to 3 pm

June 20 — Open Cockpit Day

     10 am to 3 pm

July 18 — Open Cockpit Day

     10 am to 3 pm

August 15 — Open Cockpit Day

     10 am to 3 pm

September 19 — Open Cockpit Day

     10 am to 3 pm

October 17 — Open Cockpit Day

     1 pm to 4 pm