Several times a year McAllister Museum of Aviation brings in special interest aircraft for the public to tour and/or fly in (for a fee) to further educate and celebrate the wide variety of aircraft in our aviation history.

At this time, no special events have been scheduled for 2021, due to Covid-19 precautions.

V-22 Osprey

To celebrate¬†Oscar Tate’s 99th birthday, his grandson, USMC pilot Captain Benjamin Tate was allowed to bring his USMC V-22 Osprey to the surprise party.

We had a huge spectator turnout to view the Osprey at McAllister Museum of Aviation and a great party for Oscar.

In the Museum’s meeting room we have a special display on Oscar created by his family.

Dream Flights

The Dream Flights Organization offers free flights to people who served in the military during World War II.

They use Stearman aircraft to fly to locations where enough veterans have signed up for the flights. The Dream Flights have visited McAllister Museum of Aviation twice in the past.

P-51 Mustang

In 2018, we offered rides in a P-51 Mustang that has special adaptations to seat a passenger behind the pilot.

The P-51 is one of the most popular WWII fighters and the sound of the V-12 Merlin engine in a flyby is exciting to hear.

The aircraft and pilot were from the Erickson Aircraft Collection in Madras, Oregon.

Yakama Warriors Honor Guard on Veterans Day

At our Veterans Day celebration in 2019 we celebrated the museum’s 20th year, plus the presentation of our new Native Americans in Aviation display.

The Yakama Warriors Association Honor Guard did a drum and bugle and honor guard presentation for all branches of the military. They also dedicated the Native Americans in Aviation display.

Curtiss P-40 Flying Tiger

The 2018 P-51 Mustang event was very successful, so in 2019 we brought in a Curtiss P-40 painted up as a Flying Tiger, shark teeth and all.

All rides sold out quickly and many folks went home with smiles on their faces after their ride in this beautiful WWII fighter.

The pilot and aircraft were brought in from the Erickson Aircraft Collection in Madras, Oregon.