While the McAllister Museum of Aviation has a strong financial base in the endowment left in Charlie’s will, the operation is sustained in part by memberships, donations, and the sale of aviation fuel.

Membership Benefits:

  • Free admission to the McAllister Museum of Aviation and The Museum of Flight in Seattle.
  • Voting Rights
  • Quarterly newsletter
  • Discount of 10% on merchandise sold at the Museum
  • Discounts on aviation fuel purchased from the Museum
  • The knowledge that you are supporting Charlie McAllister’s legacy of aviation history in the valley!
  • Donations are tax-deductible
  • Attendance at board meetings.  The next meeting is scheduled for March 13, 2024 at noon.

You might find it interesting that there is still a cadre of individuals who were friends of Charlie’s that visit the museum regularly. You could expect to meet some old friends and acquaintances or make some new ones when you drop in.

Membership Categories & Fees

  • Limited (non voting) $15 per year
  • Veteran (voting) $15 per year
  • Regular (individual) $30 per year
  • Regular (family) $50 per year
  • Supporting (family) $75 per year
  • Patron (family) $100 per year
  • Sustaining (family lifetime) $1,000 (one-time payment)
  • Business $200 per year

How to Become a Member

To become a member of the McAllister Museum of Aviation, simply print the Membership Application, fill it out, and send it, along with a check made payable to McAllister Museum of Aviation for the membership fee, to:

McAllister Museum of Aviation
2008 S. 16th Ave.
Yakima, WA 98903

Check, Cash or Credit Card Donations

Persons wishing to donate to support the work of the Museum can do so by cash, check, or credit card (in person).

Checks can be made payable to McAllister Museum of Aviation and mailed to:

McAllister Museum of Aviation
2008 So. 16th Avenue
Yakima, WA 98903

Credit card donations can only be made in person, through the front office.

During your visit, cash donations (or checks) can be dropped in one of the three donation boxes located throughout the museum.

In-kind donations are also welcome: printer paper, office supplies, cleaning supplies, paper towels, hand soap & sanitizer, toilet paper.

Museum Gift Shop

Items for sale in the Museum Gift Shop support the ongoing work of preserving the aviation heritage of Central Washington.

See the Items for Sale in our Gift Shop

Gift Shop Sales
Gift Shop Sales
Gift Shop Sales

Wish List

From small to large items and everything in between, there is no shortage of items you can donate to support the running of the Museum, including:

Office Supplies:

  • post-it notes
  • printer ink
  • printer paper
  • Forever stamps
  • black sharpies

Cleaning & Bathroom Supplies:

  • Swiffer duster refills
  • toilet paper
  • paper towels
  • hand soap and hand sanitizer


  • TV that accepts flash drives which can be used to run multimedia presentations in displays
  • Display Cases

Current Project Needs:

  • Pavement or concrete for walkway to museum side entrance

Rent the Museum

Rental prices depend on which areas you want to access:  Meeting Room, or Hangar. Chairs and tables are available for the Meeting Room, but those wishing to use the Hangar will need to supply their own tables/chairs through a party rental firm. All clean-up must be done by the renting party.

Meeting Room Rental Rate – $50
Meeting Room Rental Policies
Hangar Rental Rates & Policies
Sample Room Rental Contract

Please contact us to discuss your event and your event’s space requirements.

Meeting Room

Room size: 29′ x 20′

Museum Display Area

Room size: 60′ x 40′


Room size:
Partial – 64′ wide  x  39′ long
Full – 64′ wide  x  78′ long