Planning a day at a museum of flight is a unique experience for all ages.† Travel back in time and discover the rich history of aviation from the early flight times of 1485 to our current time.† A flight museum collectís actual aircrafts from all parts of the world then restores them back to their original glory.† A museum of flight trip is a great way for families to come together while learning something new and interesting.† A day at a museum of flight will engage childrenís imagination to unstoppable boundaries.† Expect your child to talk about their experience for a long time.
A museum of flight will have a large variety of artifacts on display. One might include aircrafts, engines, rockets, uniforms, spacesuits, balloons, artwork, documents, manuscripts, and photographs
Early Flight – 1485 to 1903
Leonardo da Vinci was, perhaps, the first European interested in a practical solution to flight dating back to 1485.† Since then many men and women have attempted to fly using airships, gliders and aeroplanes. Many of them actually did go aloft in gas and hot-air balloons.† The Wright Brothers achieved the first successful heavier-than-air controlled flight on December 17, 1903 in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.
Golden Age of Flight ñ 1920’s to 1930’s
The period between the two world wars is when aviation was became very popular.† The news was filled with air races and record setting flights.† Airplane designs have really advanced during this time from biplanes to streamlined monoplanes.
Military Aircrafts – 1911
The first airplanes to be used for military use was in 1911. Flight crews worked hang and hand to gain the knowledge needed to develop many specialized types of aircrafts. These aircrafts would include fighters, bombers, and ground attack fighters.
Space Flight – 1957
The space age began in 1957 with the development of several new technologies. Continued research and development was made in rocketry, science, materials, and computer systems. The first astronauts landed on the moon in 1969.