“Unlike the boundaries of the sea by the shorelines, the ‘ocean of air’ laps at the border of every state, city, town and home throughout the world.”
—L. Welch Pogue
America by Air traces the history of commercial aviation in the United States from airmail to airlines. Exploring the history of air transportation in the United States, this exhibit shows how the federal government has shaped the airline industry, how improvements in technology have revolutionized air travel, how the flying experience has changed, and how different airlines have fared over the course of the history of commercial aviation.
An overhead view of the gallery.
Multiple aircraft hang from the ceiling in the exhibit.
From the Jenny to the Concorde
The Museum gratefully acknowledges those who have generously supported this gallery.
Delta Air Lines
Additional support provided by:
David H. Rowe / Michael Greene / AE Industrial Partners, LP
National Air Traffic Controllers Association
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