November is Aviation History Month, the perfect time to explore museums dedicated to
flight. Never been beyond a commercial aircraft? Enter the cockpits of unique and historical planes at the following sites.
A good place to begin is the
list of aviation museums, from the
Air Victory Museum
in Medford, N.J., to the
Central Finland Aviation Museum.
To explore more high-flying exhibits, check out these museums:
--- The National Air and Space Museum
Many of its exhibits focus on space, but this popular museum also features
an excellent exhibit on the
Milestones of Flight,
where you can view a replica of
and the Wright brothers'
Other exciting exhibits include
How Things Fly
and Jet Aviation.
Aviation History Museum
Be sure to check out the selection of
and the stories of
like Capt. Marion Carl, who fought
in the Battle of Midway, and
Cmdr. Benjamin Davis,
one of the Tuskegee Airmen.
Experimental Aircraft Association's AirVenture Museum
Take a virtual tour or read inspirational quotes.
International Sport Aviation Museum
Check out dozens of home-built, antique and military planes. Several
ultralight planes are also featured.
The U.S. Air Force Museum
This museum at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base has many aircraft on view,
including Korean War planes and
presidential aircraft. You can also learn what
happened today in Air Force History and check out the
gallery of weapons.
San Diego Aerospace Museum
Take a 360-degree virtual tour. Kids
can print out a picture of the Spirit of St. Louis, color it and send it to the museum. They'll use
it to decorate for the holidays!
For more options, see our
Aviation Museums section.
articles, exhibits, questions or trivia.