Adopt A Plane Program


Adopt the SBD Dauntless

Show your support by symbolically adopting your favorite plane at the Military Aviation Museum. Help us keep these warbirds flying, to preserve living history for future generations.

Adopt the SBD Dauntless

Show your support for this remarkable airplane recovered from Lake Michigan and undergoing restoration to airworthiness! The SBD Dauntless turned the tide at the Battle of Midway, and our SBD-5 BuNo 36175 was assigned to NAS Glenview where it trained Naval Aviators to land safely on the USS Wolverine and USS Sable, the paddlewheel aircraft carriers of the Great Lakes.

The adoption package includes a double-sided specification and information sheet with custom art by Chad Hill of Django Studios, an adoption certificate, and a special restoration supporter patch available only to those who back the Dauntless by symbolically adopting it!

Adopt the SBD Dauntless

New airplanes will be added to the Adopt-A-Plane program regularly. Please check back if we do not have a package yet for your favorite airplane!

Did you adopt an airplane as part of a previously offered package?
The team at the Museum will still be working to honor all previous adoptions. If you have a question about a past adopt-a-plane purchase please email Keegan Chetwynd at director@aviationmuseum.us.