Classic Aircraft Aviation Museum

Classic Aircraft Aviation Museum The Classic Aircraft Aviation Museum is an aviation museum located in Hillsboro in the U.S. state of Oregon. Started in 1998, the museum is located at the Hillsboro Airport in the Portland metropolitan area.

Aircraft at the museum are either maintained in flyable condition or are restored so that they can be flown once again. As of March 2010, there were 15 aircraft in the museum’s collection and Doug Donkel served as museum director.HistoryRoger Kelsay founded Premier Jets in 1984 as a charter flight company at the Hillsboro Airport. Over time, he acquired classic military aircraft, including a MiG-17F in 1995. The plane was built in 1958 and had been in the Polish Air Force. Kelsay then founded the Classic Aircraft Aviation Museum in 1998 and donated many of the planes in the museum’s collection.The museum had a performance at the 2006 Oregon International Air Show that featured the former Polish Air Force MIG-17F and a former Royal Air Force (UK) BAC Jet Provost Mk.3A, with the museum participating in the 2007 show with the same aircraft. In January 2007, Classic Aircraft Aviation Museum purchased a MiG 21 from a Chevrolet dealership in Federal Way, Washington. The fighter had been displayed on the car dealer’s sales lot, but the museum planned to restore the plane to flight worthy status.

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Hillsboro, OR

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 16:00
Thursday 09:00 - 16:00




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