Photography & Filming

With a number of rare and unusual aircraft in the collection, the Military Aviation Museum and its grounds are heavily photographed. Casual photography for personal use as you tour the Museum is always encouraged, and we appreciate your family choosing to make memories with us. We invite and encourage all photography of this type to be shared with us on social media as well!

Our Photography Policy

All forms of photography and filming are permitted for private, non-commercial use only. Photographs cannot be published, sold, reproduced, transferred, distributed or otherwise commercially exploited without the written permission of the Military Aviation Museum. This permission will be granted by the director or their designee. Commercial photography does include, but is not limited to, wedding or engagement photography, senior photos, professional portraits, portfolio photography for personal websites, modeling, media and images for resale in any form including calendars.

The Military Aviation Museum reserves the right at its sole discretion to withhold of withdraw permission photograph or film on its premises or to reproduce images of objects in the Museum collection. The Museum also reserves the right to decline any request for use of images, for any reason, particularly if the project would negatively impact perception of the museum, or its educational mission.

The Museum also reserves the right to approve final content for anything in which the Museum or its collection will appear, either by name or by visual representation. The Museum may also request contextual content or accompanying written materials and images for review prior to approval.

Additionally, the Museum makes no representations of warranties concerning the subject matter of displayed media. The photographer shall have the sole responsibility for obtaining any necessary releases or consents to use likenesses of copyrighted materials that may be showcased in the Museum’s exhibits.

The fee for photography sessions varies based on the details of the specific project, and on whether or not it is scheduled to occur during regular Museum hours. Payment for a commercial session must be submitted prior to the photo shoot, and must be scheduled at least three weeks in advance of the anticipated date. Our ability to accommodate shoots is always subject to the availability of museum staff. Fees include the photographer and up to 4 guests, groups larger than this may be subject to additional fees, and group size must be disclosed at the time of booking. For more information please contact

The Museum is routinely used for photography workshops or classes facilitated by third parties. Classroom space is available for up to 32 participants. Pricing for these activities is dictated by whether or not the shoot is air-to-air, ground-to-air or ground-to-ground. In general, the hourly rate will apply, with a fee for each participant. The cost to fly aircraft will be above and beyond this base rate. For more information on hosting a photography workshop or class at the Museum please contact

The Museum’s aircraft, staff, volunteers and property have been featured in a number of different projects ranging from Feature Films, to Documentaries, Advertising Campaigns and independent projects. Site fees vary based on the details of each project, and take into consideration the nature and purpose of the project, its potential promotional value to the museum, its intended market, the requested rights, the intensity of the production schedule, disruption to Museum guests and the extent to which Museum staff will be used to support the project. We have limited climate-controlled areas for make-up, wardrobe, holding or craft services are available. Filming arrangements must be made at least three weeks in advance. To schedule a location scout please contact

Members of the press may photograph or film at the Museum for the purpose of news coverage or promotion of the Museum and related events. All members of the press must contact a member of the Museum staff upon arrival on the property so that they may be assigned a guide while on the property. To make advanced arrangements for a visit please contact

General Guidelines

  • All intended uses for the resulting products, whether film or photograph, must be consistent with the Museum’s educational mission, and its values.
  • Photography will not be permitted to interfere with regular operations, the enjoyment of others or create any danger to visitors, exhibits or structures at the Museum.
  • Unless special arrangements are made to close an area of the Museum, visitor traffic may not be obstructed during business hours. High traffic areas, exhibits, entrances and exits may not be blocked.
  • Museum Safety Guidelines must be adhered to at all times, there is no climbing on equipment or structures that are inaccessible to the public unless prior approval has been given by the Museum Director, who will seek to review a safety plan before granting any such permission.
  • All photography activities will comply with any federal regulations surrounding runway access, and safety areas around an active aircraft.
  • Power and electrical hookups will not be provided by the Museum for non-commercial photography. For commercial photography, we request that information based on these needs be provided in advance.
  • If images originally intended to be for personal use are to be sold to, or printed for use in, a publication museum approval must be sought and granted before the image may be used in this way. Arrangements must be finalized before the sale or publication date, and fees may be assessed as appropriate.
  • Media and aviation publications may request special materials, including images of the aircraft in flight, from our files to illustrate stories.

A Note to our Visitors

By visiting our Museum or attending an Event on the grounds, you authorize the Museum to use your appearance, name, and/or likeness as taken at the Museum in the Museum’s print, online and video-based marketing materials including illustration, promotion, art, editorial, advertising as well as other publications.

Visitors release and hold harmless the Military Aviation Museum from any reasonable expectation of privacy or confidentiality for themselves and for their minor child or children associated with the images specified above. Visitors consent to the digital compositing or distortion of portraits or pictures, including without restriction any changes or alterations as to color, size, shape, perspective, context, foreground or background.

Visitors acknowledge that participation is voluntary and that they will not receive compensation of any type associated with the taking or publication of these photographs or participation in Museum marketing materials or other publications. Visitors acknowledge and agree that publication of said photos confers no rights of ownership or royalties whatsoever.

Visitors release the Military Aviation Museum, its contractors, its employees and any third parties involved in the creation or publication of Museum publications, from liability for any claims in connection with such use.