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A Salute to Military Flight

Military Aviation Comes of Age in San Antonio was a retrospective exhibit celebrating the 100th anniversary of the first flight at Ft. Sam Houston, when Lieutenant Benjamin Foulois took flight on March 2, 1910.

 
 

About the Exhibit:

A Salute to Military Flight

October 17, 2009 - July 4, 2010

Military Aviation Comes of Age in San Antonio was a retrospective exhibit celebrating the 100th anniversary of the first flight at Ft. Sam Houston, when Lieutenant Benjamin Foulois took flight on March 2, 1910. The exhibit includes artifacts and images from private collectors and from the official collection of the United States Air Force.
 
San Antonio: Military City USA was a video presentation on the history of San Antonio’s military aviation and includes commentary on the significance of the military in San Antonio, as shared by community leaders. Accompanying images document aviation in San Antonio from military aviation taking flight in 1910 to WWI, the '20s through WWII, continuing from the Cold War through the Space Age, and into the 21st century.
 
Flights of Fancy was collection of folk art model airplanes collected from around the world by Sherry Kafka Wagner, photos of Alexander Calder’s artistic airplanes painted for Dallas-based Braniff Airlines, and 16 iconic photos from Texas aviation photographer Jay Miller.
 
Oral histories
 
San Antonio: Military City USA was a video presentation about the history of military aviation in San Antonio. It includes commentary on the significance of the military in San Antonio, as told by community leaders. Accompanying images document aviation in San Antonio from military aviation's beginnings in 1910 to WWI, the 1920s though WWII, and continuing from the Cold War through the Space Age, and looking into the 21st century.
 
Here are some of the videos featured in the exhibit:
 
Early Flight
 
 
1920s to World War II
 
 
Cold War and Space Age
 
 
Into the 21st Century
 
 
Bessie Coleman
 

 

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