The museum opened to the public in 1986 with displays and exhibits about the history of aviation in Fayetteville and Northwest Arkansas and vintage aircraft, both civilian and military, from across the 20th century. The museum is housed in the historic White Hangar at Drake Field, Fayetteville's municipal airport at 4290 S. School Ave.
Although the collection of aircraft rotate in and out because many of the aircraft are still flying, aircraft on display will always include biplanes, jets, helicopters and, most recently, the cockpit of a Douglas DC-3. The museum also sponsors an airfest each year, usually in June.
To become a member, the Arkansas Air Museum has an online form.