It's astounding, but did you know that an industry with nearly 100 years of history, that captured the world's attention as airlines were birthed, merged and died, and has grown to become the preferred mode of transportation does not have a dedicated national museum? Well we intend to change all that.
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We spent the day searching for a suitable site for our temporary facility. We have narrowed it down to two sites and are hoping we can move in by the end of the year. It will be nice to have all our items we have collected together and available for display and viewing by the general public. We should be deciding the location and letting everyone know by the middle of November. Please stay tuned.
This Bonanza F27 below, is the same aircraft as in the photo on the right as it is today in the boneyard.
This coming week the board will be researching locations for a temporary museum location as our main facility is constructed. The decision as to the temporary building will be made final at our board meeting in November. We hope to be moved in and open to the public by the end of this year. Please visit our site often for updates. Thank you for viewing,
Baord of Trustees
National Museum of Commercial Aviation Convair 880 Ship 23 under its own power for last time in the movie "The Rookies" starring Charlie Sheen and Clint Eastwood.
What a Convair 880 cockpit looks like after 30 years of neglect. Ship 13 Atlantic City International Airport Cessna Caravan North Las Vegas Airport www.advertiser-url.com Sunrise from Airbus A319 cockpit
A former Asian passenger carrier MD11 will be transformed into a cargo aircraft for a US freight company. While an old Lockheed L1011 awaits the scapper's blades.
This is a nice artist's rendering of the former Las Vegas based company Bonanza Airlines. This company merged with Airwest and Pacific Airlines to become Hughes Airwest which eventually became part of Republic Airlines, eventually merging with Northwest Orient Airlines to become Northwest Airlines.
This Fed Ex Airbus A310 is arriving at Memphis on runway 18L.
Originally delivered to North Central Airlines in the late 70's and early 80's, this DC9-50 series aircraftis still flying for Northwest Airlines.
These Convair 880's are now gone by way of the scrappers blade and crushing machines. Previously flown by Delta and TWA. These were, and still are, some of the fastest commercial jets ever made in the United States.
Shortly after the tragic events of 9/11/2001 USAirways filed for bankruptcy. Here we see half the fleet parked at the Mojave Airport. Many of these planes came back into service either with US Airways or with other smaller carriers, still many others were parted out and what was left over became scrap metal.
This is a photo of a Convair 880 cockpit from the very first 880 built. Ship #1 on display at the visitors center in Atlanta, Georgia. It was actually flown as a test bed for sometime before eventually becoming the last Convair 880 to be delivered to TWA. It did not fly in service for Delta even though this display is painted in Delta colors. This airplane was flown at one time by Howard Hughes when it was a demonstrator for Convair in the late 50's.
We are creating this blog to keep everyone up to date on the progress of our museum located in Clayton County, Georgia, just south of Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. We also intend to have a virtual airliner museum on these pages to show some of the planes we hope to collect in the future. Please join us in creating the only true Commercial Aviation museum in the United States. For membership in our museum please go to our website at NationalAviationMuseum.com. If you have items both large and small that you wish to donate, we would love to hear from you. We have already collected thousands of items for display. If you have worked for upstart airlines and now defunct airlines and have memorabilia, please contact us. All items will be considered, including complete and partially complete aircraft.
Our phone number in Morrow, Georgia is, 770-364-8558.
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