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Aviation Archaeology AvAr

   Aviation Archaeology and Heritage Association (AAHA) [2802]
Preserve, protect, promote and honor our vast aviation heritage through stewardship, ethically responsible research, investigation, exploration, and excavation of relevant sites and facilities, while also providing information and education so that others will remember and may be inspired. This national group has no website nor volunteers to head up the group.
Link will go to AAIR website, our nationally known affiliate.

   Aviation Archaeology and AAHA Forum [4297]
Thw Wreckchasing Message Board: A dedicated forum and wreckchasing website for aviation archaeology and AAHA discussions.

   Aviation Archaeology Investigation and Research [2446]
AAIR is a source for U.S. military aircraft accident reports, individual aircraft record (history) cards, and aviation archaeology information; with over 100,000 accident reports on file.

   Colorado and Wyoming Wreckchasing Website [2689]
AvAr's Sr. Field Agent and Instructor hosts his own crash site featuring Colorado's aviation archaeology and major contributor to CAHS' AvAr Program.

   Larkspur Historical Society [2542]
Larkspur Historical Society features the B-17 crash story. LHS ras incorporated in Colorado in 1990. Their area of interest includes Southern Douglas County, Colorado, including the areas of Larkspur, Greenland, Perry Park, Spring Valley, and Cherry Valley.

   Michigan Aviation Archaeology Website [2326]
Preserving Michigan's Aviation Heritage link fixed

   North American Institute of Aviation Archaeology [2391]
An education organization of avocational aviation archaeology specialists that will assist avocational groups in developing aviation archaeolgoy education curriculum. Currently, NAIAA has be supporting CAHS' AvAr Program since 2008. NAIAA and AvAr hosted the 2010 North American Aviation Archaeology Summit at RMMA in April 2010. Canadian and American av-ar groups formed the first muli-national organization: Aviation Archaeology Historical Association.


Aviation Historical Societies

   Aircraft Engine Historical Society [4242]
The Aircraft Engine Historical Society is a non-profit educational and historical society that fosters an appreciation of the people, art, and science associated with aircraft engine development, manufacture, and use.

   American Aviation Historical Society [169687]
The American Aviation Historical Society, organized more than fifty years ago, is dedicated to documenting and sharing information about the people, places, planes and events that comprise American aviation.

   B-26 Marauder Historical Society [2886]
The B-26 Marauder Historical Society is the largest international organization dedicated to preserving the memory of the Martin B-26 Marauder and the 300,000 service personnel that made it the most successful medium bomber of World War II.

   Cibola County Historical Society - Aviation Heritage Museum [1772]
The Cibola County Historical Society of New Mexico created the Western New Mexico Aviation Heritage Museum at the Grants-Milan Airport. Today it features the small one building Airways Museum with the history of the restored 1930's airway beacon. With the direction from Steve Owens, CAHS AvAr Field Agent and presenter, of Grants NM, recovered an airways beacon and tower for the new museum. His team restored the beacon to near original function. Aviation archaeology is also featured with the help of a CAHS AvAr Team and recovery data of nearby aircraft crash sites.

   Cortez Aviation Heritage Society [1844]
The “Cortez Aviation Heritage Society” (CAHS) is a nonprofit organization incorporated under the laws of the State of Colorado, and is dedicated to the research, study, preservation, dissemination and promoting an appreciation of the aviation history and heritage of Cortez Colorado and the Four Corners vicinity. Link not available at this time.

   Florida Aviation Historical Society [2428]
The Florida Aviation Historical Society is a not-for-profit organization of aviation enthusiasts joined together to record, honor,and perpetuate our state's rich aviation heritage. Headquarted in the Tampa Bay area since 1977, we are Florida's largest aviation historical society.

   Hawaii Aviation Preservation Society [2656]
Th Hawaii Aviation Preservatio Society is dedicated in preserving Hawaii'ss aviation heritageg by researchingand recording the aviation history of the Hawaiin Islands.

   Maine Aviation Historical Society [2815]
The Maine Aviation Historical Society was founded to collect, document and preserve the rich aviation history of the State of Maine. Our collection of artifacts and memorabilia are displayed at the Maine Air Museum, Bangor, Maine. The museum is located at Bangor International Airport and as a point of interest, the museum building is a former cold war era missile assembly and maintenance facility.

   Massachusetts Aviation Historical Society [2236]
The Massachusetts Aviation Historical Society is a nonprofit, tax exempt organization founded in 1990 to record, preserve and share, what we learn of our state's aviation heritage.

   Missouri Aviation Historical Society [2392]
A Missouri non-for-profit corporation, the Missouri Aviation Historical Society is dedicated to honoring the aviators, designers, and entrepreneurs who have kept Missouri one of the leading edge of aviation technology for over 150 years. From Benoist to Zenith, the aviation industry in the “Show Me” state has designed and produced some of the worlds best known aircraft. Famous pilots, from Jimmy Doolittle, to Slim Lindbergh, all called Missouri home for a portion of their lives, and made significant contributions to the advancement of aviation. *** Dan O'Hara, President

   New Hampshire Aviation Historical Society [4943]
The New Hampshire Aviation Historical Society hosts the New Hampshire Aviation Museum.

   Oregon Aviation Historical Society [2772]
The goal of the Oregon Aviation Historical Society is to collect, preserve and restore aviation artifacts for interpretive and educational display, to insure the preservation of Oregon's rich aviation heritage for future generations. The Oregon Aviation Historical Society is based at Jim Wright Field in Cottage Grove, OR.

   Pueblo Aircraft Historical Society [2376]
The Pueblo Historical Aircraft Society hosts the Weisbrod Museum and the International B-24 Memorial Museum ,together as the Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum.


Colorado Aviation Museums

   Emily Warner Field Aviation Museum [1940]
Emily Warner Field Aviation Museum at Grand County Airport featuring Grand Co. aviation pioneers, military heros, and Rocky Mtn Airways history. Family-friendly and free, open every Friday and Saturday from 11AM to 2PM June through early September. Located at 1023 County Road 610 in Granby, CO 80446 or fly-in GNB

   National Museum of World War II Aviation - Colorado Springs [4719]
The National Museum of World War II Aviation will provide unique educational experiences that promote a deeper understanding of the historical importance of American aviation in World War II and its role in shaping the world in which we live.

   Peterson Air & Space Museum [8708]
Located inside Peterson Air Force Base. Limited access. Please contact Museum through the offical site.

   Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum [7523]
The Pueblo Historical Aircraft Society manages and maintains this fine museum to preserve the rich aviation history in the Pueblo region, including the original Internation B-24 Memorial Museum, the Pueblo Municipal Airport, and the historic Pueblo Army Air Base. Located west of Pueblo on US 50 highway: 31001 Magnuson Ave. Pueblo, Co. 81001 719.948.9219

   Spirit of Flight Center [4799]
The Spirit of Flight Center features Colorado and worldwide aviation and aircraft history, Warbird Recovery, Air Assets International, and is located: 2650 S. Main St., Bldg. A, Erie, CO 80516 (303)460-1156.

   Vinetage Aero Flying Museum [3789]
Formerly LaFayette Flying Museum, Colorado's Internation Aviation Museum located at Platte Valley Airport, 4 miles NW of Hudson, Colorado and 40 miles NE of Denver, Colorado 303-668-8044. Mr. Andy Park, son of the last WWI Lafayette Escadrille member to 'fly west', Dr. James Park, proudly maintains the legacy and history of these great pilots. Newly redesigned website!!
Mention CAHS while purchasing VAFM CD on "Mission: Dawn Patrol" will generate a 25% donation to CAHS.

   Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum [5358]
Colorado's official Air and Space Museum located at the old Lowry AFB, Denver, CO, 80230. CAHS's Heritage Hall featuring the Hall of Fame is located in Hangar #1.


Colorado Libraries and Aviation History Sites

   Aerial Photographs of Colorado [3396]
Old WWII era aerial photographs of Colorado provided by the Library of the University of Colorado. Photos range from 1938 to 1947 era.

   Antique Airplane Association of Colorado [1996]
The AAA of Colorado fosters, encourages, sponsors and promote public interest in all phases of aviation, including, but not by way of limitation, interest in the history of aviation and the aircraft associated with auch history. Also, to foster, promote and encourage the public interest in the preservation, restoration, use and knowledge of antique and classic airplanes or other flying machines. Plus to foster, promote, and encourage aviation, aeronautical meets, shows and exhibits.


General Aviation

   Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) [3180]
With a membership base of more than 400,000, or two thirds of all pilots in the United States, AOPA is the largest, most influential aviation association in the world. AOPA has achieved its prominent position through effective advocacy, enlightened leadership, technical competence, and hard work. Providing member services that range from representation at the federal, state, and local levels to legal services, advice, and other assistance, AOPA has built a service organization that far exceeds any other in the aviation community.

   Antique Aircraft Association of Colorado [2299]
To form a core group of young people interested in aviation and mentor them to further their aviation education and goals. To acquire and rebuild a light sport aircraft with the assistance of this group using existing expertise and funding from the club.

   Colorado Aviation Business Association [207424]
The mission of the Colorado Aviation Business Association is to promote the value of business and general aviation across the State of Colorado. Founded in 1994, CABA acts to collectively address and respond to issues impacting Colorado Airports including safety and operational effectiveness; to educate the general public about all aviation activities in the state; to preserve the state's airport related businesses as valuable economic assets to the community at large; and to provide for the training of future aviation professionals through its scholarship fund.

   Colorado High Country 99s [3257828]
Colorado mountain and western slope regions are represented by this chapter of the 99s. ***Link dead 4/15/13 link to Nat'l 99s instead***

   Colorado Ninety Nines [4580]
The 99s members work together as a group to provide support to other female pilots through each individual member's enthusiasm, interest and imagination.

   Colorado Pilots Association [3455]
Colorado Pilots Association (CPA) is has over 600 general aviation (GA) & commercial pilot members and serves the State of Colorado in lobby to the State Legislature. Additionally, CPA sponsors educational grants, various Colo fly-in/fly-out events and a few intestate & internationally.

   Longmont Airport Expo Airshow [2019]
Longmont's Vance Brand Airport, Longmont, CO.

   Rocky Mtn Airshow [2077]
Colorado Sport Aviation, Inc. (CSA) is an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation dedicated to serve and promote recreational aviation by hosting an annual Air Show and Regional Fly-In. Recreational aviation includes flying for fun, families learning about airplanes together, building, restoring and flying airplanes, and exploring new opportunities in aviation.


Laureates' Aviation History Websites

   Colorado Airport History Preservation Project [4341]
The history of all past and present airport histories in Colorado; Dr. Penny Hamilton, PhD.

   Rick Broome's Production [2773]
Rick Broome's aviation history in art supports CAHS through sales of his work with his lithographs on-file with CAHS and through an additional 10% discount on his website. Contact a Board member for the discount code on his website.


Members' Aviation History Websites

   Teaching Women to Fly [2866]
101 ideas to encourage success for women in aviation. Complete research results from the national Teaching Women to Fly Research Project; Dr. Penny Hamilton.


Weather and Government Sources

   Aviation Digital Data Service [4630]
The Aviation Digital Data Service (ADDS) makes available to the aviation community text, digital and graphical forecasts, analyses, and observations of aviation-related weather variables. ADDS is a joint effort of NCAR Research Applications Program (RAP), NOAA Forecast Systems Laboratory (FSL), and the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) Aviation Weather Center (AWC).

   Colo Dept of Transportaton - Division of Aeronautics [2462]
Colorado Division of Aeronautics shall promote partnering with its public and private constituents to enhance aviation safety, aviation education, and the development of an effective air transportation system through the efficient administration of the Colorado Aviation Fund.

   FAA N-number Database Lookup [1266]
Federal Aviation Administration website for a variety of services.


Colorado Aviation Historical Society

located at 7711 East Academy Blvd. Denver, CO
mail to: PO BOX 201615 Denver, CO 80220

Office: 303-341-7711