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Heroes of the Sky: Adventures in Early Flight

August 15, 2017

The sky was a new frontier in 1903, and early pioneers of flight worked to exploit its potential for science, showmanship, and enterprise. Be inspired by the stories behind the first 40 years of aviation history. Significant airplanes bring to life the accomplishments of America’s original aviators. Among the featured aircraft: the Sikorsky VS-300A helicopter piloted by Igor Sikorsky himself on the front lawn of The Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation just before its donation in 1943, and a 1939 DC-3 airliner that logged nearly 85,000 hours of flying time, equivalent to nine and a half years in the air. 

Funded project of the Michigan Humanities Council. This ongoing program is supported by grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Division of Public Program.

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Contact: The Henry Ford Museum Phone: (313) 982-6001
The Henry Ford Museum
20900 Oakwood Boulevard
Dearborn, MI 48124
United States
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