Airplanes may not have been around for all that long in the big scheme of things, but they have already developed a sense of heritage. Being such a remarkable achievement, there are many museums dedicated to their history and the famous people who have made a name for themselves in aviation history. This may include the first intrepid adventurers to attempt flight, the innovators of propelled flight, the first pilots to attempt solo flights and so on. These museums can be found in various countries throughout the world, usually noting some significant aviation milestone which occurred in the vicinity.

Some museums also cover military aviation history and have displays covering famous missions and various successful war strategies. The Heritage section of Airplanes.com somewhat resembles an on-line museum. It is here that we have compiled a number of interesting historical milestones for your reading pleasure. We hope that you will find it an enjoyable and interesting section.