Maintaining Charlies Legacy in Yakima
The McAllister Museum of Aviation is the leading preservationist and educator of aviation history in Central Washington
On Saturday, November 11, 2017, the museum formally opens its hangar annex to the public, where it will showcase two small airplanes. And someday museum officials hope to show off the glider flown by the museum’s namesake, aviation pioneer Charlie...
Planning a special event, such as a birthday or anniversary celebration and looking for a special place for it? Our facility (meeting room and display area) can be rented for such occasions. It’s also a unique setting for a special meeting. If you’re interested, send...
What can you DO at the museum
Learn about Aviation History in Yakima
Aircraft Tours and Events
Tour and view unique aircraft from around the Yakima Valley and the world.
School tours at the Museum offer a combination of classroom and hands on experiences to inspire and excite young minds!
Computer Flight Simulator
So do you feel the need? The need for … rapid forward movement at an altitude of 35,000 feet? Come try your hand on a computer flight simulator.
If you like what we do and want to know more.
VOLUNTEERS are what keeps the museum running. Become a docent, help maintain the displays, help with building maintenance; we always need more!
Support the history of aviation in Yakima by becoming a member today.
Aviation Fuel Program
Want to save money on your aviation fuel? All you need is a current voting (veteran, individual, or family) membership and you can save as much as 52 cents per gallon on your fuel.
What others say
“I was a student at McAllister’s and had Charlie and Gracie as occasional instructors along with several others in the old Aeronca’s in the early 70’s when I lived in Yakima.”Kurt, Pasco
“My parents lived a few blocks from the airport from about 1956 to 1977. My dad learned to fly at Charlie’s school and I took my first real flying lessons in one of Charlie’s and Al’s pink Aeronca 7 ACs. I went to High school with Bob Olsen who lived across the street from where the Museum is now.”Jim
“We owned N9744U years back… It was a great airplane.. Many memories.. Had to sell because of 3rd child.. seeing it makes my eyes tear up.. Thanks to all that made it shine again… ”Randy
“My Mom, Edith Salerno, was a student of Charlie’s back in the 1940’s and earned her private pilot license with Charlie in an Aeronca Chief under the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) program. ”Paul