Florida Air Museum
At Florida Air Museum, any vessel with skyward aims is worth preserving. Culled from all eras of aviation, the museum's collection encompasses vintage, factory-made, and homebuilt aircrafts alike, with plenty of military planes and air racers in between. Amid the aircrafts on display, exhibits focus on top Florida and female aviators, as well as famous pilots such as the Tuskeegee Airmen and Charles Lindbergh.
The museum also celebrates Howard Hughes by rotating artifacts from the world's largest collection of his memorabilia. The exhibit includes Hughes' leather flying suits, as well as models of his most famous vessels, such as his HK-1 nicknamed the “Spruce Goose." Flight simulators whisk budding pilots away on their own journeys into the pretend-skies, while the museum's year-round programs delve deeper into Florida aviation history through camps, workshops, and guest lecturers.