Washington: Smithsonian explores impact of Hawaii air travel

The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum has just opened a exhibit exploring the impact of air travel to the Hawaiian Islands. Curators of Hawaii by Air say few people realize Hawaii is one of the most remote places on Earth, about 2,400 miles from San Francisco. Early travelers included Mark Twain and other adventurers who wanted to explore. The first airplane flew in Hawaii in 1910, seven years after the Wright brothers’ first flight. By 1936, Pan American Airways began regular passenger service, and travel increased dramatically after Hawaii became a state.


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