Florida Aviation Museums

There are many aviation and airplane museums around the United States. It would mostly likely take a lifetime and a fortune to travel to every single one. It doesn't mean that you cant try though!

In these pages you will find a list of aviation museums by state. Each museum contains a description, location, and various other military history museums you can find nearby. Milsurpia has been created for the military history enthusiast and wants to make finding these gems easier. This list of has been archived together as a community. If you notice a museum missing or would like to contribute information, please feel free to reach out and submit it!

To submit a museum or organization for consideration please contact us. Photos and descriptions of locations will not be listed without expressed consent.

Aircraft Parking

Private pilots take notice! Airplane museums around the country are available for you to fly into. Many of the museums in the below aviation museum directory allow private pilots to park for free at their facilities. When you are planning your next flight out, think about checking out one of these museums and supporting the community. Be sure to check the website and / or call ahead for proper parking and taxi instructions.

Event Planning

Another great thing about aviation museums is those wide open hangars! Many of the below museums offer their hangars for events. Consider checking them out and renting a hangar for your next event.

Titusville, FL

Deland Naval Air Station Museum Exterior

The DeLand Naval Air Station Museum is a former 1930’s-era residence which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the Local Register of Historic Places. The museum building is one of the last WWII structures remaining on the City of DeLand Airport Complex. The house museum was restored in 1995 as a result of a community effort by Veterans and Community Partners who dedicated the museum to preserve local military history. The museum offers an impressive collection of historical artifacts, wartime memorabilia, military art, and veterans’ mementos. The collection includes an entire room display dedicated to the men and women who served at DeLand Naval Air Station during WWII, 1942-1946. The collection consists of photographs and memorabilia donated to the museum and arranged to provide a visual remembrance of the purpose and impact the military base had on the local area. The collection reveals the story of the young Navy Fighter Pilots who came to DeLand Naval Air Station in DeLand to complete their flight training and learn how to make landings on aircraft carriers. They were often called “Ninety Day Wonders” as they were quickly trained and then transferred to units fighting in the Pacific and other locations around the world. Over 100 Pilots and other support troops were killed during training accidents at DeLand Naval Air Station and a specific display in the museum has been set up to honor their memory and ultimate sacrifice. Additional photos and memorabilia in the 1942-1946 DeLand display give visitors a glance of life on the base, as well as other activities and contributions made by military personnel and civilians during that time. Many weddings took place at the DeLand Naval Air Station Chapel and local churches in the 1940’s. Many families remained or returned to the local area resulting in generations of their children and grandchildren still in Volusia County. The collection also includes a restored Grumman TBF Avenger, Navy F-14 Tomcat Jet, T-33 Aircraft, Korean War MASH Helicopter, 1953 Army Jeep and a Vietnam Era PTF-3 Patrol Boat. (This description has been provided courtesy of the Deland Naval Air Station Museum)

Polk City, FL

Lakeland, FL

Kissimmee, FL

The Kissimmee Air Museum, otherwise known as warbird flight adventures, houses vintage aircraft from World War 2 all the way through the Vietnam war. The museum keeps numerous aircraft on display, a few of which are available for warbird flights. Visitors can take flight in vintage aircraft such as the P-40 or the T-6 Texan. The Kissimmee Air Museum is located at the Kissimmee Gateway Airport in Kissimmee, Florida and actively restores aircraft. Be sure to check out their facebook page and hours prior to visiting.

Preston Aviation Tailwheel Flight School located in Winter Haven, Florida, has been specializing in tailwheel training in the Stearman and Piper J3 Cub for over 24 years. They offer Tailwheel Endorsements, Biennial Flight Reviews, Tailwheel Transitions, Spin Training, High Performance Endorsements, Recurrent training, or just some fun flying to enter into your log book. Training for the endorsement averages 5 hours, depending on you! Your instructor/pilot, Tim Preston, has over 15,600 hours and has trained thousands of pilots worldwide. Stearman Biplane Flights. Experience Flight! You TOO can Fly a Stearman! Take the controls and see how gentle they fly. Fly over a special place of interest . Mild to Wild...Flights are catered to you! It's great FUN! Be sure to like them on Facebook, check out their website, and make as always make sure to check with the organization on their most up to date hours before traveling.

Miami, FL