By clicking on one of these links, you can go directly to a particular
Links to Aviation History, Tourism and Preservation
Links to Websites of Places Featured in this Itinerary
Selected Aviation Bibliography
Links to Aviation
History, Tourism and Preservation Websites
National Park Service: Aviation Related Historic Sites
The National Park Service administers several aviation related historic
sites including: Dayton Aviation Heritage
National Historical Park, Wright
Brothers National Memorial, Tuskegee
Airmen National Historic Site, USS
Arizona Memorial, Aleutain
World War II National Historic Area, Minuteman
Missile National Historic Park, Fort
Vancouver National Historic Site, Gateway
National Recreation Area, Golden
Gate National Recreation Area, American
Memorial Park, Canaveral National
Seashore, Indiana Dunes National
Lakeshore, War in the Pacific National
Historical Park, Everglades National Park, and White Sands
States Air Force Museum
Patterson Air Force Base is one of the largest and most important
bases in the U.S. Air Force, and includes the Wright Brother's Huffman
Prairie Flying Field and the USAF
Centennial of Flight Commission
The Federal commission was established by Congress to assist in commemoration
of the centennial of powered flight and the achievements of the Wright
brothers. Their website provides a comprehensive collection of outstanding
educational essays, multimedia, links
to aviation related museums around the county, and the most up-to-date
information on celebration activity.
Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Congress established NASA in 1958 as a civilian agency to lead "the expansion
of human knowledge of phenomena in the atmosphere and space." NASA Headquarters
and the nine NASA Field Centers located across the nation are planning
education-based activities to celebrate the Centennial. NASA's website
offers a variety of educational resources and photographs.
National Air and Space Museum
:This national museum maintains the largest collection of historic air
and spacecraft in the world. It is also a vital center for research into
the history, science, and technology of aviation and space flight. In
December 2003, the museum will open its 760,000 square foot companion
facility at the Washington Dulles International Airport in Northern Virginia.
Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
Officially formed in 1963 AIAA is the world's largest professional organization
devoted to advancing engineering and scientific pursuits within aviation,
space and defense on behalf of government, industry and academia.
for Evaluating and Documenting Historic Aviation Properties
Although written for individuals interested in nominationg avaition related
places to the National Register, but this National Register Bulletin contains
a wealth of useful historical information.
with Historic Places: Aviation Lesson Plans
The National Register of Historic Places' Teaching with Historic Places
program has developed several classroom-ready lesson plans that focus
on America's aviation history.
Teaching with Historic Places
This website, maintained by the National Park Service, offers online classroom-ready place-based lesson plans created by historians and educators to help teachers use historic places in the classroom. Each lesson is linked to national standards for history and the social studies.
Discover Our Shared Heritage Travel Itineraries
Other travel itineraries in the National Park Service's ongoing series include many historic destinations that you can visit online or in person. Each itinerary spotlights a different geographic region, community, or theme.
Heritage Theme Study, National Historic Landmarks
To ensure the preservation and protection of our nation's aviation heritage,
work is underway on a Theme Study on the history of American aviation
to identify the sites, districts, buildings, structures, and landscapes
that best illustrate or commemorate key events.
In Space, National Park Service History Program
A historical study of the locations and events associated with man's exploration
of Tuskegee, National Park Service Museum Management Program
This web exhibit highlights the achievements of the Booker Taliafero Washington,
George Washington Carver and the Tuskegee Airmen and features the collections
of the Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site and Tuskegee Airmen National
Historic Site located in Tuskegee, Alabama.
American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record (HABS/HAER)
The HABS/HAER program documents important architectural, engineering and
industrial sites throughout the United States and its territories. Their
collections, including a number of aviation related sites, are archived
at the Library of Congress and available online. You can view these by
clicking on the link above and entering the search terms such as "airplane,"
"hangar," or "air force."
Trust for Historic Preservation
Learn about the programs of and membership in the oldest national nonprofit
Hotels of America
A feature of the National Trust for Historic Preservation's Heritage Traveler
program that provides information on historic hotels and package tours
in the vicinity of this itinerary.
National Park Service Office
of Sustainable Tourism
National Parks have been interwoven with tourism from their earliest days.
This website highlights the ways in which the National Park Service promotes
and supports sustainable, responsible, informed, and managed visitor use
through cooperation and coordination with the tourism industry.
The History of Traveling by Air
An introduction to aviation. A summary of the history of flight with links on the history of flight, how planes are engineered, and the different types of planes.
AviationWeek.com is on the largest free sources of news information for aviation/aerospace professionals. The website covers news from various channels including commercial, defense, business aviation, MRO, and space, and allows users to comment. Blogs, videos, and photos are features that are particularly popular with visitors.
National Scenic Byways Program This website, maintained by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, includes information on State and nationally designated byway routes throughout America based on their archeological, cultural, historic, natural, recreational, and scenic qualities. Visit the America’s Byways Alaska's Marine Highway or Outer Banks Scenic Byway website for more ideas.
Links to Websites
of Places Featured in this Itinerary
Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical
Park & Wright
Patterson Air Force Base
Wright Brothers National Memorial
Myer Historic District
Pearson Field, Fort Vancouver National
Field, Mission Parkway
Shenandoah Crash Site
A. Lindbergh, Sr. House
Air Station Sunnyvale/Moffett Field Museum
Terminal Building, Old, Hangar and Powerhouse at Key Field
No.105, Boeing Airplane Company
Floyd Bennett Field Historic District
Fe Depot and Reading Room
Kansas Aviation Museum
Washington National Airport Terminal and South Hangar Line
College Park Airport
Naval Air Station, San Diego, Historic District
Kelly Field Historic District
9, Brooks Air Force Base
Presidio of San Francisco
Field Historic District
Hamilton Field History Museum
Scale 30- by 60-Foot Tunnel
Wendover Air Force Base
Tuskegee Airmen National Historic
USS Arizona Memorial
War II Facilities at Midway
Radar Station B-71
Dutch Harbor Naval Operating Base
and Fort Mears, U.S. Army
Lagoon Underwater Fleet, Truk Atoll
Landing Beaches, Ushi Point and North Fields, Tinian Islands
No. 1 U.S. Naval Air Station Wildwood
1301, Dover Air Force Base
DC-3 Airplane, N34
U.S. Army Aircraft P-51D-25NA 44-73287
"Avenger" Torpedo Bomber Warplane
States Air Force Academy
Sands V-2 Launching Site
U.S. Naval Ordnance Test Facilities, Topsail
Canaveral Air Force Station
Launch Complex 10
Flight Operations Facility
John F. Kennedy Space Center
Mission Control Center
Environmental Simulation Laboratory
Propulsion Test Complex
V Launch Vehicle
Landing Research Facility
Minuteman Missile National
Prepared in 1998, our National Register Bulletin entitled Guidelines
for Evaluating and Documenting Historic Aviation Properties contains
a broad list of avaition resources.