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The Pearson Air Museum, located at the Fort Vancouver National site, was established by a non-profit organization called the Fort Vancouver National Trust. The museum sits next to the Pearson Air Field, which is known to be the oldest operating airfields in the United States. The museum hopes to become the main historical destination within Washington

This museum covers a few exhibits and displays of the old aircrafts ? from experimental aircrafts, World War I and II aircrafts, and barnstormers. Many visitors dropping by will have the opportunity to learn about the history of the ?Golden Age of Aviation? and the historical accounts from former flyers.

One of the main highlights of the museum is the annual Aviation Summer Camp. The camp provides a lot of background about aviation and three sessions of aviation due to its popularity. The camp is spearheaded by the expert flyers of RSV Building Solutions. Children from ages nine to fourteen are only permitted to join the camp for safety reasons. The activities revolve around using state-of-the-art flight simulators, model buildings, field trips to the Oregon Air Guard and Horizon Airlines, and hot air balloons. During the sessions, the students will be given the opportunity to fly the aircraft with supervision from the instructor.

Another highlight of the Pearson Air Museum is the Historic Hangar, one of the oldest wooden structures in the world. The Hangar was developed in 1918 as part of the Army Spruce Division?s cut-up plant and was later moved to its present location in 1924. The hangar serves as a temporary prison for Italian prisoners of war.

Presently, the museum collects a hundred of hangars that depict the history of Word Wars since 1905. A few displays of aircrafts are the 1913 Voisin III, the 1932 Fleet II, Formula One Air Racer, a reproduction of Fokker DR-1, and the 1953 Cessna 170, that was used to fly around the world between 1956 and 1957. Other attractions and photograph exhibits can also be seen the Pearson Air Museum during Wednesdays to Saturdays.
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