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Erickson Aircraft Collection

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WOW!! If you (or your children/grandchildren) are even remotely interested in aviation...Go!

:60 minutes north of Bend, a stunning collection of (primarily) 1940-1950's military and civilian... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
buzzdaman56
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Chico, California
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My wife and I visited the Collection in September. We were staying over in Madras en route from... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2018
343alastairg
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Cape Town, South Africa
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2408 NW Berg Dr, Madras Municipal Airport, Madras, OR 97741-2081
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

:60 minutes north of Bend, a stunning collection of (primarily) 1940-1950's military and civilian aircraft. I do not recommend looking at their webpage, just because it takes away from the awe and joy of walking into this collection and being bowled over! All the aircraft...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank buzzdaman56
mf0rster, Manager at Erickson Aircraft Collection, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you. Yes, if you have children or grandchildren, please come...If only the planes could talk, each one would have a history lesson or a story to tell. We welcome families to bring your children and keep the history alive!

Reviewed 10 October 2018

My wife and I visited the Collection in September. We were staying over in Madras en route from Yellowstone to Portland. I emailed in advance to get more details and the friendly staff recommended a place to stay overnight which turned out to be comfortable...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 10 October 2018

Erickson Aircraft Museum has a variety of airplanes to see. All of them are in working condition and are flown in. They do change them every now and then. I've been up there several times and there is one, two and maybe three planes I...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 27 August 2018

I took my grandchildren there to see the old planes and tell them about my uncle who flew during WWII.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank kit519
Reviewed 19 August 2018

Great way to spend an hour or so reading about the planes on display. Nice little gift shop in premises with some replicated nostalgic items and mementos.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Sue W
Reviewed 18 August 2018

This is a very special museum and a pleasant surprise to ones' stay in central Oregon, specifically Madras. the planes are will displayed with much information on each exhibit. Some the planes are on "tour" which is kind of sad but the rest of the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 2 August 2018

Many of the airplanes in the museum are in flying condition which makes it even more interesting. One I was particularly interested in was the ME109 which is the only flyable one in the US currently. It has been modified to use an Allison engine...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank OldCajun
Reviewed 18 June 2018

Not only are many, many historic planes here, with lots of information, but several engines are on display so you can see what made these machines fly. And the warplanes are not only in fluying condition, but some of them do fly -- local pilots...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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mf0rster, Manager at Erickson Aircraft Collection, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2018

Thank you for your kind review. Yes, we do fly our warbirds, in fact we have two of them flying to Hill AFB in Utah on Friday for an airshow. In the very early morning you will here the P-38 and the B-25 heading out...More

Reviewed 8 June 2018

My aging father mentioned this air museum last year wanting and brought it up again early May of this year. With both of us being pilots from neighboring Washington State we planned our road trip. After looking at their great website I saw they had...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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mf0rster, Manager at Erickson Aircraft Collection, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2018

Thank you for the wonderful review. Yes, our pilots and staff are very welcoming and want you to make those memories here at the museum. It is our job to first make you feel welcome, secondly to enjoy your time here and thirdly, to leave...More

Reviewed 6 May 2018

A Gem in central Oregon the planes are will displayed with a lot of info on each one. Sorry the B17 was no there.

Date of experience: May 2018
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mf0rster, Manager at Erickson Aircraft Collection, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2018

Thank you for your terrific rating! Yes, the B-17 "The Madras Maiden" is on a United States Veteran's tour with the Liberty Foundation. She will return in November. To follow the Maiden, log into liberty foundation.org.

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Response from Denise W | Reviewed this property |
The price is under the FAQ's - sometimes I've seen them offer half off with a groupon. Admission GENERAL: $9.00 SENIOR: $8.00 VETERAN: $7.00 YOUTH (6-17): $5.00 CHILD (5 and under): FREE
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