Mid Atlantic Air Museum

Mid Atlantic Air Museum


The story of Mid-Atlantic Aviation is not just the story of airplanes, but of ideas. It is also a story of productivity, perseverance, patriotism, and above all, the people that made these ideas a reality. The story of Mid-Atlantic Aviation begins with people.

From the first manned balloon flight in Philadelphia in the 18th century, to the space age, Mid-Atlantic Aviation is the story of men and women, such as...

The Manufacturers...
William Piper, Sherman Fairchild, Giuseppe Bellanca, and Glenn Martin

Pioneers of Commercial Aviation...
Clifford Ball, Eddie Rickenbacker, and Harold Pitcairn

Innovators and Leaders...
Carl Spaatz, Billy Mitchell, Willard Custer, and Dr. George Spratt

Aviation's heroes are not limited to the inventors, pioneers, pilots, and manufacturers, but also include the thousands of Mid-Atlantic residents touched by, and a part of, aviation history.

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The Mid Atlantic Air Museum was organized to ensure the professional stewardship of a collection that reflects the history of aviation and to enhance the public's appreciation and understanding of that history. The Museum's collection emphasizes the Mid-Atlantic region's unique contribution to flight, but is broad enough to chronicle a general history of aviation, including military aviation. The Museum's collections are accounted and cared for according to established museum practices. Historically accurate aircraft restoration and limited demonstration flying are special missions undertaken by the Museum. Interpretation of the collection is broad, with artifacts being exhibited in a context that reflects not only the history of the object itself, but also the evolution of technology and the cultural environment in which it was used. Public programs encourage participation by a diverse audience through imaginative, entertaining, as well as educational exhibits, lectures, demonstrations, and special events. The Museum is proud of its role as a specialty history museum serving the Mid-Atlantic region and the nation. Tell them you saw this on flymall.org
Reading, PA
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