List of aircraft in the Smithsonian Institution

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List of aircraft in the Smithsonian Institution
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The Ryan NYP Spirit of St. Louis on display in the NASM

The List of aircraft in the Smithsonian Institution includes aircraft exhibited in the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, and the Paul E. Garber Preservation, Restoration, and Storage Facility. The Smithsonian Institution's collection of aircraft and spacecraft is the largest on display in the world.[1]

Aircraft displayed at the National Air and Space Museum[edit]

The original location for the display of the Smithsonian's collection of aerospace artifacts is the National Air and Space Museum, located on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.[2] Most of the more famous artifacts in the collection are displayed here, including the Wright Flyer, Charles Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis, and the Apollo 11 command module.[2]

Aircraft displayed at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center[edit]

Opened in 2003, the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, located near Washington Dulles International Airport in Fairfax County, Virginia,[7] features thousands of artifacts for which insufficient space could be found for display in the museum's National Mall building.[7] The James S. McDonnell Space Hangar, opened in 2004, is incorporated into the Udvar-Hazy Center.[7][8]

Aircraft at the Paul E. Garber Facility[edit]

Located in Suitland, Maryland, the Paul E. Garber Preservation, Restoration, and Storage Facility is a 32-building complex used for storage and restoration of aircraft and spacecraft in the National Air and Space Museum collection.[22]

The Garber Facility's collection of aerospacecraft is in the process of being transferred to the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.[22] It is planned that in the future, all restoration work performed by the NASM on its exhibits will be conducted at the Udvar-Hazy Center.[23]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Overview, National Air and Space Museum website. Accessed 2010-10-29.
  2. ^ a b National Air and Space Museum National Mall Building, National Air and Space Museum website. Accessed 2010-10-29.
  3. ^ "Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum - Collections - Bleriot XI". http://airandspace.si.edu/. Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. Retrieved December 28, 2013. 
  4. ^ America by Air - Ford 5-AT Tri-Motor, National Air and Space Museum website. Accessed 2010-10-29.
  5. ^ [1], NASM website. Accessed 2013-1-17.
  6. ^ Martin B-26B-26-MA "Flak- Bait", National Air and Space Museum website. Accessed 2010-10-29.
  7. ^ a b c National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, National Air and Space Museum website. Accessed 2010-10-29.
  8. ^ National Air and Space Museum Press Kit, Artifacts on Display at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
  9. ^ Aeronca C2, National Air and Space Museum website. Accessed 2010-10-29.
  10. ^ American Aerolights Double Eagle, National Air and Space Museum website. Accessed 2010-10-29.
  11. ^ Arrow Sport A2-60, National Air and Space Museum website. Accessed 2010-10-29.
  12. ^ Autogiro Company of America AC-35, National Air and Space Museum website. Accessed 2010-10-29.
  13. ^ Beck-Mahoney "Sorceress", National Air and Space Museum website. Accessed 2010-10-29.
  14. ^ Beechcraft King Air 65-90, National Air and Space Museum website. Accessed 2010-10-29.
  15. ^ National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution. Aircraft of the National Air and Space Museum. 
  16. ^ Hanser, Kathleen and Claire Brown. "Historic Boeing Dash 80 Aircraft Makes Final Flight to Dulles for Display at National Air and Space Museum's Companion Facility, the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center." Smithsonian Institution. Retrieved: April 3, 2010.
  17. ^ Enola Gay restoration, National Air and Space Museum website. Accessed 2010-10-29.
  18. ^ Fulton Airphibian FA-3-101, National Air and Space Museum website. Accessed 2010-10-29.
  19. ^ Horton H III h, National Air and Space Museum website. Accessed 2010-10-29.
  20. ^ North American F100, Smithsonian website. Accessed 2014-06-19.
  21. ^ Sky Baby to Udvar Hazy, Concordmonitor website. Accessed 2014-06-19.
  22. ^ a b Paul E. Garber Preservation, Restoration, and Storage Facility, National Air and Space Museum website. Accessed 2010-10-29.
  23. ^ Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center - Looking Ahead, National Air and Space Museum website. Accessed 2010-10-29.
  24. ^ Applebay Zuni II, National Air and Space Museum website. Accessed 2010-10-29.