EUGENE, Ore. (KMTR) -- An up-close look this weekend at some of the great creations in American aviation history, all gathered at the Eugene Airport.
The Oregon Air and Space Museum started its “Oregon Air Fair” Saturday, July 21st, 2012, at the museum’s property on the Eugene Airport grounds.
The event raises money for the museum through showcasing some active duty and decommissioned military and civilian aircrafts.
Along with three F-16 fighter jets, the A-26 Bomber is also on the lot. The aircraft was first introduced for WWII combat in 1944. After that, the plane continues to fly in the Korean War and Vietnam. Eventually, many of the bombers were bought and use for firefighting.
“There's still enough World War II vets walking around that they, they like to walk up and like I said, so many people at every air show or air fair come up that have actually flown the airplanes.. so maintaining the connection, showing it for their behalf and of course introducing like any museum, young generations,” says Scott Powell, the pilot who now flies the A-26 Bomber through the northwest.
Also on display at the Air Fair is an AT-6 World War II air training plane and several classic and modern high end cars.
The Air Fair continues through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Oregon Air and Space Museum on Boeing Drive at the Eugene Airport. For more information, call 541-461-1101.