Museum Monday: Discover the Airport! Exhibit at Syracuse Airport

There are more than 700 aviation and space-related museums in this country.

Each Monday we visit one of them.  Eventually we’ll hit them all.

This week’s pick: the Discover the Airport! Exhibit at New York’s Syracuse Hancock International Airport.

The exhibit is located right there in the main lobby of the airport terminal and includes the cockpit of a Boeing 727, landing gear, a baggage tug, a mock air control tower and a “marshaller” display that lets you learn about – and practice – signaling techniques needed to help aircraft take-off and land safely.

Sounds like fun!

Know of another great aviation or space museum? Let us know and it may be featured on a future edition of Museum Monday here at StuckatTheAirport.com.

Syracuse Hancock Airport luggage tug

Jimmy Carter exhibit at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Int’l Airport

A new exhibit at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport: Jimmy Carter: Georgia’s Native Son,” uses mementos, photographs and artifacts to tell the story of the South Georgia peanut farmer who become the state’s 76th governor and eventually the nation’s 39th president.

Jimmy Carter: Georgia’s Native Son is displayed in the walkway connecting the main security screening area and Concourse T and will be at ATL through July 2011.  The exhibit is part of a larger exhibit at the Jimmy Carter Library and Museum near downtown Atlanta.

Photos courtesy Hartsfield-Jackson Altanta International Airport