I was looking through the Eugene, Cascades, and Coast website for unique places to visit and ran across the Oregon Air and Space Museum. I am a big fan of aviation museums (see Oregon: Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, Inside the Arizona Commemorative Air Force Museum, Part 1, and Inside the Arizona Commemorative Air Force Museum, Part 2), so I knew we had to go check it out.
A college friend of mine has a personal connection to this museum. His dad flew for Pan American Airways and collected a lot of memorabilia during his employment. His dad recognized in the Commercial Airlines exhibit display for his contributions and his volunteer hours.
The museum has several display areas.
The first thing you see in the museum is the light. While it was initially off when I entered, as soon as they saw me taking pictures, they turned it on.
Here’s a sampling of the planes found on the museum floor. Don’t forget to look up!
Douglas A-4 Skyhawk
Grumman A-6 Intruder
We spent at least two hours there, looking at all the exhibits, planes, and engines.