Floyd Bennett Field: History Of Early Flight At Our Door
To commemorate the 100th anniversary of flight, Floyd Ben-nett Field recently ran a traveling exhibit entitled: Heroes of the Sky: Adventures in Early Flight featuring photos and artifacts derivative of some of the pioneers of aviation.
The exhibit is a permanent display at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan and is being loaned out to various museums throughout the country.
These are the stories of the men and women - and their precious inventions - who transformed airplanes from the novel inventions of tinkerers and bicycle makers into sophisticated machines of commerce and, yes, war.
Along the way, a vast aviation industry emerged, influencing every aspect of American - and international - life.
Some of the adventurers in the exhibit featured such pioneers as Howard Hughes, the Wright Brothers, Admiral Byrd, Floyd Bennett (of course) Donald Douglas and Bessie Coleman.