Golden Age of Flight Gallery

Golden Age of Flight Gallery

The Golden Age of Flight spans two decades (1919-1939) when aviation truly came of age. During this period, barnstormers introduced small-town America to airplanes. By performing exciting, stunt-filled airshows and offering plane rides to the spectators, these men and women fueled the nation's interest in aviation.

The establishment of an air mail service also influenced the public's acceptance of the airplane. The aviation industry began to take root. The majority of America's aircraft companies were founded in this fun-filled aviation era. Two of the more prominent, Consolidated and Ryan, made their home in San Diego.

Pacific Southwest Airlines

Founded in San Diego in 1949, was the world's first low-fare airline. No museum had ever told its story... until now

This exhibit recognizes the successful 40-year history of PSA with original graphics, a refurbished reproduction of the airline's first ticket booth at Lindbergh Field, and uniforms and memorabilia. The exhibit's major sponsors are the airline's former employees.

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