Air Mobility Command Museum


Interest in building heavier-than-air flying machines dates back to Leonardo da Vinci, but it wasn't until the end of World War II that engineers developed all the basic technology essential to modern aviation: jet propulsion, streamlining, radar, and metallurgy. Those sky-high achievements are embodied in this world-class collection of more than 25 vintage airlift and tanker aircraft. Among the distinguished aircraft meticulously restored and proudly displayed are the B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber, C-121 Constellation transport plane, and the P-51 Mustang, one of the most advanced piston-powered aircraft ever built.

Activity Details

Activity Type:Trips and Destinations
Discipline:Aerospace
Topic(s):Space/Transportation
Grade:K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Time:Full day

Fun Fact:Hangar 1301, which houses the museum, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the site of the U.S. Army/Air Forces secret Rocket Test Center during World War II.
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