Oakland Aviation Museum

Bonus features on Oakland Int’l Airport website

Poke around on some airport websites and you’ll find some fun, surprising and educational stuff.

Case in point: the Oakland International Airport (OAK) site, which has a link to the Exploratorium’s instructions on how to fold a paper airplane, information about the Oakland Aviation Museum, which sits on the airport’s North Field,

and a great historical video about the history of the airport and its connections to Charles Lindbergh, Amelia Earhart and other aviation pioneers.

You can watch the entire 20-minute video, or see bite-size segments of the film on the OAK website.

Free Wi-Fi and more at Oakland International Airport

Good news for laptop-toting travelers passing through Oakland International Airport (OAK).

Starting today, (Monday, November 10th) there’s free Wi-Fi Internet service throughout the airport.

The service is provided by FreeFi Networks, the same company that now provides the free Wireless Internet access at Denver International Airport. You’ll need to watch some advertising before you get to use the wireless service, but hey – it’s free.

While you’re at Oakland International Airport (OAK), check out some other cool free and low cost stuff:

The public art inside the airport includes Hung Liu’s Going Away, Coming Home in Terminal 2;

(Jack Fulton, Photographer Courtesy of the Port of Oakland and Oakland International Airport)

Metropolitan Golf Links is located just south of the terminal (here’s a link to a coupon for free rental clubs );

And the Oakland Aviation Museum sits on the airport’s historic North Field. (You can drive over or take the free rental car shuttle.)