Come hear the story about the rich history of air flight. The Air Heritage Museum specializes in World War II and Vietnam era aircraft artifacts in Beaver Falls, PA.
World Wars I and II, and Vietnam War Artifacts include uniforms, flight suits, and airplane models. Japanese and German War artifacts are included in the museum collection.
Its include the following aircraft:
• Mooney M20E Super 21, • F-4C Phantom II,
• Douglas C-47B Skytrain • Funk Model B-75L
• F-15A Eagle - AF 76-012 • Jet Provost T3
• C-123K Provider • Beechcraft T-34 Mentor N15MC,
• T-28B Trojan - Navy (N 214SF) • L-21B Seneca & Piper Super Cub
• Fairchild 24 Forwarder, “Maggie’s Pride”
Vintage aircraft in the process of restoration may be observed. A Douglas C-47 is currently being restored to airworthy condition. Nicknamed ‘Luck of the Irish’ the C-47 flew its last mission during World War II on May 28, 1945. It is not merely painted to resemble a military aircraft but has a documented history of faithful service to be shared with many generations.
In 2013 the museums had fundraising events. An annual ‘Pig Roast’ was April 20, 2013, Aviation Appreciation Day 2013 on August 17, 2013, and 40’s Hanger Dance on November 9, 2013.
35 Piper Street
Beaver Falls, PA
Monday to Saturday, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday by appointment
Closed major holidays
Museum visitation is free but donations are needed to maintain museum operation. The museum permits well behaving dogs if leashed and clean.
Beaver County Airport is a county owned public airport 2 miles north of route 5, thirteen miles northwest of Beaver Falls PA. Air Heritage Museum is in the Beaver County Airport. The airport’s 228 acres has one asphalt runway, 4,501’ by 100’ long, with 68,940 operations in 2006. It averaged 188 per day with 99% general aviation and the remainder military.
Beaver Falls is a city, 31 miles northwest of Pittsburgh with a population of 8,987. It’s on the Beaver River, 6 miles north of the Ohio River. The world’s first recorded college basketball game was held in the city between Geneva College and New Brighton YMCA in 1893.
The Beaver River is a navigable waterway popular for boating although not for transport of goods or materials. The river is 21 miles long passing through the important, historic coal-producing region north of Pittsburg. It flows in a southerly direction past west Pittsburg.
Beaver Falls is a 4:15 hour drive of 265 miles from Rochester, NY. Drive I-90 Thruway west to Erie PA then US 79 south exiting on route 228 at Cranberry Township. Then east to route 51, north to Beaver Falls, following signs to airport.
Here is a visitor’s impression of the museum.
“We were also able to see planes on the field and actually sat in the pilot's seat of a large cargo plane.”