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  • From the beginning of commercial aviation at the dawn of the 1900s, to today, air travel has changed the way we move, the way we do business—changed modern society. Explore how with our monthly theme. 

    Upcoming Events Soar Togehter @ Air and Space Family Day: Connections by Air

    Explore the ways airplanes and air travel are important in your life. You might be surprised by how everyday things in your life are affected by the existence of airplanes!


    Connecting the Future of Air Travel to Your Classroom

    Educators, join us for an in-depth exploration of the future of air travel.

    Exhibit Highlight America by Air

    The reimagined America by Air, opening October 14th, 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.

    Learn More about America by Air
    Stories about Commercial Aviation Did You Know Flight Also Changed How We Do Business

    What do a CEO of a fortune 500 company and James Bond have in common? They both use business aircraft to get around—even if their actual business (fictional or real) might be quite different.  

    Corporations around the world depend on airplanes. No electronic device, teleconference, email, or social media has replaced traveling to conduct business. Business aviation gets people where they need to go—faster than a traditional commercial flight with an airline. It’s part of a flexible and timesaving business plan.

    Learn More about the Learjet
    Did You Know We Fly For Humanitarian Relief

    For people who need aid—vital medical help, relief services, and transportation—humanitarian flights can mean survival. The Orbis Flying Eye Hospital is one such example of humanitarian flight. 

    Outfitted with exam and treatment rooms, an operating center, and classrooms, the Flying Eye Hospital airplane is where healing happens.

    Learn More about the Orbis Flying Eye Hospital
    Did You Know The Mail Takes Flight

    Flight not only helps get main from point a to point b, air mail was an important part of the early airline industry. 

    Learn More about Air Mail