SMITHSONIAN OPPORTUNITIES FOR RESEARCH AND STUDY

F. Robert Van Der Linden
Chair and Curator of Air Transportation, Special Purpose Aircraft

National Air and Space Museum
Smithsonian Institution
NASM 3317 MRC 312
PO Box 37012
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
vanderlindenb@si.edu


Education

B.A. (1977) University of Denver; M.A. (1981), Ph.D. (1997) George Washington University


Research Interests

U.S. commercial aviation, interwar military and naval aviation, special purpose aircraft


Current or Projected Exhibits

Curator for the new "America by Air" exhibit in the Hall of air Transportation scheduled to open in late 2007.


Current Publications

Best of the National Air and Space Museum Chuck Yeager and the Bell X-1 Air Lines and Air Mail Charles Lindbergh and the Spirit of St. Louis The Nation's Hangar 100 Years of Flight