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General Aviation

General Aviation

December 15, 2003 – Permanent

Museum: Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center

Location: South Side of Boeing Aviation Hangar

General aviation refers to flights not flown by commercial carriers or the military; it includes everything from personal to business flying, air taxi, sightseeing tours, and life-saving medical flights and accounts for the vast majority of aviation in the United States. Here, follow the evolution of general aviation and its diverse roles.

Highlights include:

  • Piper J-3 Cub
  • Grumman G-22 Gulfhawk II
  • Arrow Sport A2-60

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