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Title: America by Air
Url: https://airandspace.si.edu/explore/stories/passenger-flight
Publisher: National Air and Space Museum
Description: If you're not in the mood for packing up the car and going to your local airport, why not just take a look at this delightful online exhibition from the National Air and Space Museum? The moment the virtual airport terminal gates open, visitors will be presented with a set of different activities, including a virtual flight across America during different parts of the twentieth century. Visitors can click on the "Fly Across America" to view period documents that depict what the in-flight experience was like from the 1920s to the present. Moving on, the "Explore Exhibition" takes visitors through the different periods of American aviation history, complete with historic photographs, first-hand recollections, and so on. Perhaps the most enjoyable part of the site is the "Activities" section. Here visitors can learn about the responsibilities of a travel agent during the golden age of aviation, take a look at an interactive ticket price meter, and check out the frenetic world of the baggage claim, past and present.
LC Classification: Military science -- Maintenance and transportation -- Transportation -- Air transportation -- By region or country -- United States
Social sciences -- Transportation and communications -- Air transportation. Airlines
Social sciences -- Transportation and communications -- Air transportation. Airlines -- History
GEM Subject: Science -- Technology
Social studies -- Human behavior
Key Concept: Mechanical engineering -- Transportation
Resource Type: Collection
Audio/Visual -- Movie/Animation
Instructional Material -- Interactive Simulation
Format: Document -- HTML
Audience: Educator
Education Level: High School
Higher Education
Higher Education -- Undergraduate (Lower Division)
Higher Education -- Undergraduate (Upper Division)
Higher Education -- Technical Education (Upper Division)
Higher Education -- Technical Education (Lower Division)
Vocational/Professional Development Education
Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
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Source Type: Internet Scout
Source: Scout Archives
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