McAllister Museum of Aviation
Maintaining Charlie’s Legacy in Yakima
The McAllister Museum of Aviation is the leading preservationist and educator of aviation history in Central Washington
Happy New Year to all. Welcome in 2018 with us.
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Sat07Jul201810:00 am2008 S. 16th Ave/east end of the Yakima airport
Join us on Saturday, July 7 for the first aircraft in our summer program. Aircraft presentation begins promptly at 10 am. This week's aircraft is a Stearman biplane owned and operated by Ageless Aviation Dream Flights. AADF flies around the country giving free rides to veterans in long term care facilities. They graciously agreed to be in our summer program even though they finished their veterans' rides earlier this summer. Come out this Saturday and support this great veterans' program!
Sat14Jul201810:00 am2008 S. 16th Ave/east end of the Yakima airport
Join us on Saturday, July 14 for week two of our summer airplane program. This week's aircraft is a P-51 Mustang, model D operated by Erickson Museum in Madras, OR. Aircraft presentation begins promptly at 10 am. After the 10:00 presentation the airplane will be giving pre-purchased rides for the rest of the day and leaving at approx. 5:00 pm. Come out this Saturday and see a great warbird!!
Sat21Jul201810:00 am2008 S. 16th Ave/east end of the Yakima airport
Join us on Saturday, July 21 for the third aircraft in our summer program. This week's airplane is an Esqual, owned and operated by Dick Pingrey. An Esqual is a low wing monoplane designed in Spain. It is made and sold in America as a kit airplane. Aircraft presentation begins promptly at 10 am. Come out this Saturday and see an example of what you can build!!
UPDATE--due to technical difficulties we will not be showing the Esqual this week. We are substituting an Ercoupe which will be shown by Mr. Pingrey. Hope to have the Esqual at a later date.
Sat28Jul201810:00 am2008 S. 16th Ave/east end of the Yakima airport
Join us on Saturday, July 28 for the fourth aircraft in our summer program. This week's airplane is a Cessna 182 owned by National Civil Air Patrol and currently based with the Yakima Composite Squadron of Civil Air Patrol.
Ever wondered what Civil Air Patrol (or CAP) is and does? Come in for this event and learn about CAP's role in search and rescue. Find out about their cadet programs (open to young adults, male and female, ages 12-21). But Civil Air Patrol isn't just for young adults--adults ages 22 and up can also join CAP. Come out this Saturday and find out more about this long running (since 1941) public service organization. Presentation begins promptly at 10 am.
Sat11Aug20188 am - 4 pm2008 S. 16th Ave/east end of the Yakima airport
This Saturday, August 11, we will NOT have an airplane demonstration. We will be holding a yard sale to raise funds for our display area. The Museum will be closed except for fuel sales and the yard sale. Hope to see you this Saturday.
Sun11Nov201810 am - 3 pm2008 S. 16th Ave.
On Sunday, November 11, McAllister Museum will host our annual Veterans' Day "Coffee and Cookies" here at the museum from 10 am till 3 pm. In addition to our regular displays we will have a number of military uniforms from different branches of the service dating from WWI to present day. As usual we will be offering coffee and cookies for refreshments. Come join us for what is always a well-attended event.
Wed30Jan201912:00 pm2008 S. 16th Ave/east end of the Yakima airport
Mon11Nov201910 am - 4 pm 2008 S. 16th Ave/east end of the Yakima airport
Please join us to celebrate Veterans' Day and the Museum's Twentieth Anniversary on Monday, November 11th. We will be displaying lots of military uniforms as well as remembering Museum member veterans who have passed. As usual we will have refreshments throughout the day. All Veterans and the public are invited.
Special events include--
- 1:00 pm members of the Yakima Community Band will be performing a patriotic concert in our new hangar.
- 2:00 pm the Yakama Warriors will join us for the dedication of our Native Americans in Aviation diorama (located in our original building).
- watch for further updates
Sat15Feb202012:00 pm2008 S. 16th Ave/east end of the Yakima airport
Board meeting at noon (12:00 pm) in original building. Museum members welcome.
Tue17Mar2020Tue31Mar20202008 S. 16th Avenue
Per Governor Inslee instructions ALL museums in Washington state are to remain closed until the end of March. Fortunately, we at McAllister Museum had already decided that was the best course of action for our employees and volunteers. We will re-evaluate the situation toward the end of the month and post any closure changes to our website. Keep in mind Governor Inslee could make the decision for us.
Fuel customers--our self-service aviation fuel tank will continue to operate 24/7 as it always has. Cash card customers--if you need to add money to your account please send a check to: McAllister Museum at the above address. Office staff will be in and out during the closure and will add the funds to your account as soon as possible. If you have any questions please feel free to leave us a message at (509) 457-4933.
Thank you to all of our loyal customers. We appreciate your understanding and patience during this trying time.
Per Governor Inslee museums in Washington state are set to reopen in Phase 3 of the "safe reopening", however, Yakima county is currently stuck in Phase 1 so it could be a while before we get to reopen. Please continue to check our website for any updates or changes. You can also call our office at (509) 457-4933 and we will return your call as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience and understanding in this matter.
Well, Yakima County is making progress--we are now in a modified Phase I. Unfortunately that still doesn't allow the Museum to be open to visitors. We have to advance to Phase III to reopen. Please continue to check our website for any updates or changes.
Just a reminder--our fuel pump operates 24/7 so you can still purchase aviation fuel.
Roberta (the office manager) is still coming into the office (when needed) to keep up with paperwork, etc. so if you have any questions you can call the office at (509) 457-4933 and she will return your call as soon as possible. Thank you AGAIN for your patience and understanding in this matter,.
We are not currently open for visitor viewing, however, our gift shop is open for retail sales, cash fuel sales, adding funds to "cash cards", and membership renewals. Roberta is in the office at least twice a week from 10-2 to facilitate these purchases. At this time she is usually here on Fridays and Saturdays, however, hours and days are subject to change. Please check by phone (509-457-4933) to see if she is in AND that our front office/gift shop is not over 25% capacity.
Per the latest State guidelines, we cannot reopen McAllister Museum to visitors until Yakima County enters Phase 2 of the "safe reopening". We are in the process of making the adjustments necessary to reopen as soon as possible.
We appreciate your helping us abide by Washington State guidelines in regards to "safe reopening". SEE YOU SOON!!
Due to Governor Inslee's new orders ALL museums in Washington are closed again. Even if the orders expire as planned on Dec. 14 that will be too late for McAllister Museum to open again this year (we are usually closed between Christmas and New Year's). Check this website after the first of the year for possible reopen dates. Thank you for your patience and continued support. See you in 2021!
Even though Yakima County has moved to Phase 2 in the safe reopening plan, McAllister Museum's public reopening date has yet to be determined. We will continue to be open for private tours and retail sales. Cost for private tours is $2 per person. If you are interested in a private tour of the Museum please leave a message at 509-457-4933 or send an email to us at [email protected] Please give us all the pertinent information--date, time, number of people, and a contact number or email. Since the office manager is only in a few times a week it may take a few days to get back to you so please allow at least a week between the date of your message and when you want to visit the Museum.
We want to thank everyone for their patience and understanding during these trying and often confusing times. We hope to see you soon.
Good News!! We are going to reopen to the public on Friday, April 2. We will be open every Friday and Saturday in April from 11:00AM-3:00PM. In addition, we will continue to offer prescheduled private tours on Mon-Weds for those who are unable to come in during our regular hours or who prefer the option of less contact with the general public. If you would like to schedule a private tour please either call and leave a message at (509) 457-4933 or send us an email at [email protected] Cost for private tours is still $2 per person. Here's to a great summer!
We are in need of a new volunteer web master. If you have experience in Wordpress and are interested, contact Les Flue or Roberta.
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 us an e-mail or phone us at 457-4933
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