Aviation memorabilia at John Wayne Airport (SNA)

Hang gliders on display at John Wayne Airport (JWA)

One nice perk of visiting lots of airports is getting to see great art and history exhibits, even if your trip doesn’t leave much time to hang out in many museums around town.

We miss that right now. But we are glad airports continue to share their fresh exhibits with us online.

A great example:

In California, the John Wayne Airport (SNA) in Orange County now has an exhibit featuring aviation memorabilia and historical artifacts highlighting the history of women in aviation.

The displays include items that date back to the early 1900s.

The exhibit is put together by the Ninety-Nines Museum of Women Pilots and tells the history of women pilots and aviation pioneers including Amelia Earhart, who was the first president of the Ninety-Nines.

Why “Ninety-Nines“?

The group was established in 1929 by 99 women pilots. The group name represents the 99 charter members who became the Ninety-Nines International Organization of Women Pilots.

Look for this exhibit at John Wayne Airport (SNA) in the Vi Smith Gallery on the Departure (upper) Level in Terminal C across from Gate 14.

(Photos courtesy John Wayne Airport)

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