Aviation: Commercial Airlines
These sites are about commercial airlines in the U.S. There is information about the history of commercial airlines and how airplanes have been used for postal service, transportation, and cargo. Includes primary documents, a quiz, and activities. There are also links to eThemes Resources on Transportation: Aircraft, Aviation: Activities for Junior and High School Students, and Aviation: Wright Brothers.
Brief History of the U.S. Airline Industry
Read a brief history of the U.S. airline industry. Click "Browse this category" to view primary documents of advertisements related to airlines.
U.S. Air Mail Pioneers
This site is dedicated to Air Mail pioneers. Includes history, air mail pilots, photos, planes, flight info, and more. NOTE: This site has links to external websites.
PBS: Chasing the Sun
Read the history of commercial aviation featuring an aviation timeline, planes used in airlines, innovators of the airline industry, airline companies, and more. Includes lesson plans in the resources section. NOTE: This site has links to external websites and a link to discussion forums.
How Airline Freight Works
This site provides information about how air freight works, types of air freight, types of goods shipped, and more. NOTE: This site includes ads.
eThemes Resource: Aviation: Wright Brothers
These sites are about the Wright Brothers and their early airplanes. Includes biographies on Wilbur and Orville that tell about their family and careers. Discover what inspired them to build planes. Contains historical photographs, movies, diaries, interviews, and simulations. There are links to eThemes Resources on Transportation: Aircraft, Aviation: Military Aircraft, and Aviation: Activities for Junior and High School Students.
eThemes Resource: Transportation: Aircraft
These sites are about the history of aviation. Includes photographs of different types of aircraft, principles and concepts of flight and plane construction, women in aviation, and how to construct paper airplanes. An eThemes Resource on the Wright Brothers is linked.
eThemes Resource: Aviation: Activities for Junior and High School Students
These sites have classroom activity ideas and unit plans about aviation. Learn how aircraft fly and try to solve word problems and other mathematical equations relating to aviation. Includes links to eThemes resources on Transportation: Aircraft, Aviation: Military Aircraft, and Aviation: Wright Brothers.