Aircraft Spruce Acquires Poberezny Estate In Oshkosh

Aircraft Spruce purchased the former home of Paul and Audrey Poberezny in Oshkosh, WI in 2017 and makes the home available to the EAA for tours and special events. The original stone farmhouse is over 100 years old and was Paul and Audrey’s home from 1991 until his death in 2013. Located near Wittman Field, the 9 acre estate reflects the standards and culture the Pobereznys utilized in building the world’s leading sport aviation organization, EAA, and the world’s premier aviation event, AirVenture. This home hosted many of aviations leaders and icons, and countless aviation artifacts and photos representing the relationships and events that shaped Paul’s remarkable life are on display throughout the home, providing insight into the lifetime passion and vision of one of aviation’s greatest leaders. This is where Paul built airplanes, read about aviation history, and wrote countless letters and articles. As he often said, “There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t say the word airplane”.

Aircraft Spruce and the Irwin family have maintained a close relationship with the Poberezny family and EAA for over 50 years and is honored to have the opportunity to partner with the EAA to make this historic home available to EAA members and aviation enthusiasts in the years ahead.

The meticulously sculpted grounds where Paul and Audrey spent 30 years of their lives. The includes the following areas:

  • Paul’s basement
  • His office above the garage
  • The “West Wing”
  • The Annex
  • Thousands of personal memorabilia from a lifetime in aviation
  • Paul and Audrey’s Memorial Garden
  • The nature area encompassing the property
Within these areas of the property, guests will be able to make their way through Paul's multiple offices that reside in the Annex, "West Wing" and above his garage where he would dream, read, write and nurture the EAA organization. Visitors will have the chance to witness the thousands of photos and memorabilia that adorns the walls of each location, and captures his love of people and how he valued relationships. Many of Paul and Audrey's late friends are shown to be never forgotten by being recognized in their beautiful Memorial Garden and nature area.

Rob Irwin, Jim Irwin, Tom Poberezny, Mike Irwin, Jeff Irwin - July 2017