General Aviation

December 15, 2003 – Permanent

National Air and Space Museum, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
14390 Air and Space Museum Parkway
Chantilly, VA

South Side of Boeing Aviation Hangar Floor Plan

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