America by Air

October 14, 2022 – Permanent

Ford 5-AT Tri-Motor, National Air and Space Museum, Donated by Ellington Aircraft Co.

National Air and Space Museum
6th St. & Independence Ave., SW
Washington, DC

1st Floor, Gallery 102 Floor Plan

America by Air 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.