Do I need to buy a ticket before arriving?
No, you do not. Tickets are available for purchase upon arrival at the Museum.
Where should I park?
When you arrive on airport property, please follow the road north until you see the Museum on your left. Please park in the lot directly in front of the Museum, where parking is free. Under no circumstances are vehicles allowed on the runway – please stay on the east side of the airport fence for your safety.
You're located at an airport, right?
Yes! The Museum is proudly located at the Amelia Earhart Memorial Airport and shares a building with the airport staff. We are thrilled to be able to offer resources to visitors wanting to pursue a pilot’s license, ground school, or instrument ratings. Ask a Museum staff member about taking an introductory flight with a K59 CFI today!
I'm flying in. Who should I coordinate with?
Fly-in guests to K59 are able to tie down free of charge on concrete or in the grass. The FBO offers a courtesy car that guests are able to take to grab lunch and see other Atchison sights, but cannot be kept overnight. To coordinate your arrival or ask any further questions, please call the FBO at 913-426-4545.
How long will it take to go through the Museum?
The exhibits at the Amelia Earhart Hangar Museum are highly interactive and you won’t want to miss anything! We recommend planning to spend two hours at the Museum.
Is there a gift shop?
Yes! The Amelia Earhart Hangar Museum offers a wonderfully curated gift shop with offerings for every visitor. The shop is also available online here.
Is the Museum fully accessible?
Yes! Museum exhibits are accessible to those of various abilities, as are the restrooms. The mezzanine level within the Museum is accessible by elevator.
What is a VR Flight?
Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly nonstop alone across the Atlantic Ocean in 1932. Flying her red Lockheed Vega 5B, she left Harbor Grace, Newfoundland, Canada, and landed 15 hours later near Londonderry, Northern Ireland.
At the Museum we give you the opportunity to experience Amelia’s transatlantic flight for yourself through virtual reality. You will wear a set of virtual reality glasses, sit in the pilot’s chair, grab hold of the yoke and take off on a flight of your own. Given the option of “easy” or “challenging” mode, you will follow prompts to attempt to land in Paris, France. If you fail to reach France like Amelia did, you will land in Northern Ireland among a flock of sheep!
Can my child do the VR flight?
Yes! The VR flight is rated “G” and friendly for visitors of all ages to experience. The Museum recommends parental discretion as virtual reality is highly immersive; some scenes include rain, lightening, and thunder. If your youngster is scared of storms, this might not be the activity for them. Some smaller children (ages 10 and under) may lack strength to hold the VR glasses on their heads properly. We are happy to test the fit and discuss further upon your arrival to aid in your decision!