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The Smithsonian's Newest Exhibit Delves Into Hawaii's Jet Age

July 30, 2014 at 5:22 PM | by | ()

There’s some new goodies and treasures on display over at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC, and it all has to do with air travel over to Hawaii.

The new exhibit is called Hawaii By Air, and it reveals the progress and changes in air travel between the mainland and one of the most remote spots on earth. Early flights are detailed and documented from the first flights that crossed the Pacific to the initial boom in island tourism. Learn how Inter-Island Airways made hopping between the islands a little bit easier and way more convenient than taking a boat between spots like Oahu and Maui.

The timeline continues through the jet age, the competition between island based carriers like Hawaiian Airlines and Aloha Airlines, and where things stand today. Much of the explanation is done with some pretty great photographs, posters, and other advertising artwork from airlines and tourism boards.

Things opened up to the viewing public just the other day, and you should have about a year to check things out—aloha!

[Photo: Official Site]

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