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Jacksonville Airport Opens Aviation History Museum

Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) has started the earliest phase of its new exhibit, an aviation history museum, named “Jacksonville Takes Flight: North Florida Aviation History from 1878 to 1941.”

Exhibiting aviation milestones and memorabilia from the era when Florida was meagerly populated, and Jacksonville was the state’s “big city,” it makes a center of attraction of the airport. Allowing the travelers to view aircraft movement on the ramp, it beautifully conveys much more about the area’s aviation history.

The exhibit starts its glorious story with phase I on Jan. 28, 1878, when a hot air balloon holding one man was visualized floating a “mile high” over the city at 5 p.m. It ended on the eve of World War II when the military formed bases bigger than most Florida cities.

Phase II of the gallery exhibit will embark at the end of World War II, and bring to a close with the most recent accomplishments. At the 50th anniversary celebration of JAX at its current location in 2018, this phase should be completed.

Along with a wall mural comprising highlights and photos of significant events in Jacksonville’s aviation history, seven cases demonstrate a variety of aviation artifacts. Interactive display monitors are also provided to the travelers to reveal more interesting information about our area’s long term relationship with aviation.

Located next to the center courtyard food court, “Jacksonville Takes Flight: North Florida aviation history from 1878 to 1941” also has a great window for viewing modern day airfield activity. Visitors are welcome to take pleasure in the pre-security museum situated next to the center courtyard food court that is open daily from 5am to midnight.

When you’re flying out of Jacksonville International Airport, you’ll encounter several attractive parking lots with 24-hour services, shuttle service, and a full range of amenities. Stop worrying about airport parking and take a glance at the aviation history of Florida.