Cincinnati Aviation Heritage Museum

$1,470 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 25 people in 51 months

Cincinnati Aviation Heritage Society is a 501c3 organization. 

All funds go directly in to the CAHS bank account so you can feel at ease donating directly to our CAHS Account.

We are currently seeking new members.
Your donations regardless of amount will entitle you to membership in the organization. You're helping fund a unique museum and first step to introduce young adults in the East End to STEM and how it relates to aviation.
See the video here we recorded in cooperation with Cincinnati East End community.

Your participation is important to help us reach the point where we can initiate programs such as a Speaker's Bureau.

Did you know?
The first professional Baseball team to travel by air was in fact the Cincinnati Reds. The Reds chartered an American Airlines DC-2 to travel to Chicago to face the Chicago Cubs on the 8th of June 1934.

American AIrways was born in Cincinnati as a result of AVCO combining many of it's aviation holdings after acquiring C.A.M. 24 from its sister airline, Embry-Riddle.

Renamed American Airlines in 1941, the airline was acquired by US AIRWAYS in a reverse meger. The American name survived, it has US Airways (America West) management. US AIRWAYS came to life in 1939 as All American Airways whose westernmost station was Cincinnati. Today the conglomeration is once again ALL American.

CAHS collection is heavy with items from all the airlines within today's American Airlines. This is due largely to the fact our curator, Charlie Pyles retired after 35 +  years with USAIRWAYS and it's predecessors.

Cincinnati was home to Aeronca which built the ubiquitous C-2 and C-3 Flying Bathtubs. The Metal Aircraft Flamingo was also built here as was the Crosley Flea and Moonbeam. LeBlond and Aeronca aircraft engines were also built here.

We're building our museum to commemorate
all civilian aviation.  "The Rest of Aviation".

The Cincinnati Aviation Heritage Society:

Our Mission

Encourages education, creativity and collaboration by contributing to the total well-being of the aviation community in three areas: (1) History, (2) Lifelong Education, (3) Thriving Aviation Communities.

Our Philosophy

That it is a part of Cincinnati Aviation Heritage Society’s corporate citizenship to be a leader in improving the quality of aviation education, by creating proactive, innovative partnerships with community institutions and enterprises with similar interests.
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We have a long way to go. No donation is too small. It's the giving season now and this would be perfect for your required minimum distribution. Please include us in your year end giving plan. We still need a lead benefactor to help us build a standalone museum.
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Today I changed the picture, added a video and a short edit on the splash page. We appreciate your visiting and making a donation.
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I just linked a video we did recently with Cincinnati East End Community.
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We still welcome new donors here, so why not help out a worthy project? Thank you for considering.
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Charlie Pyles
49 months ago

Today. October 30th 2014; you can make a huge difference by donating here. Thank you for helping support a hidden gem in Cincinnati.

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Raised by 25 people in 51 months
Created August 20, 2014
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Jeff Whitaker
9 months ago

For my yearly dues!

Thomas Livesey
10 months ago

2017 Donation

43 months ago
Charlie Pyles
49 months ago

Today. October 30th 2014; you can make a huge difference by donating here. Thank you for helping support a hidden gem in Cincinnati.

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