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Aviation Museums & History Websites

This section lists aviation museums and aviation history websites that aren't necessarily Homebuilt related.

Aviation Museums

Indiana Aviation Museum
Located in Valparaiso, Indiana at the Porter County Municipal Airport. The Indiana Aviation Museum is dedicated to preserving our history through flying aircraft. The function of IAM in bringing rides and aviation history to the public. IAM planes are flown on a regular basis giving rides, attending airshows and fly-in's, and participating in films and documentaries. Museum pilots take great pride in representing IAM, and in bringing aviation history to the public, as well as offering "the warbird experience" to interested patrons.

National Air & Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
Online information about the various collections, exhibits, research, education, virtual exhibits, etc.

Pima Air & Space Museum
You'll find aircraft of all types and times here. Everything from Homebuilt aircraft to the SR-71 can be found. There's even one of the aircraft used as Air Force One under the JFK administration. A must see for anyone interested in any type of aircraft. Be sure to stop by when you're in Arizona.

To Fly is Everything…
A virtual museum covering the invention of the airplane.

Aviation History Websites

Air & Space Smithsonian Magazine
Magazine on-line. Includes QuickTime and QuickTimeVR videos, audio clips, and more.

The Air Capital
The aviation history of Witchita Kansas, the Air Capital.

Days Of Glory And Early Aviation
The story and pictures of Harry Ira Downes, as told by his son,Eugene Downes. This presents historical aviation from the perspective of one who lived it. Harry Ira Downes was a Lockheed test pilot, Lord Beaverbrooks personal pilot in 1937 and 1938, and a Marine pilot in World War II.

Holcomb's Aerodrome
Holcomb's Aerodrome profiles selected Pioneer Era, Great War and especially Golden Age aircraft. Among the selected aircraft are the Pietenpol Air Camper, Heath Parasol and the Ryan ST. Included you will find Personal Aircraft, Race planes, Military aircraft and even Transports from the Pioneer Era, Great War and Golden Age.

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