The American Aviation Historical Society was founded in 1956 as a non-profit educational organization to preserve and disseminate the rich heritage of American aviation. The Society maintains a collection of books, documents, and photographs that are available to researchers and aviation enthusiasts on a wide variety of American aviation history.
The AAHS publishes a quarterly Journal and FlightLine, which provide information into interesting and often little-known facts associated with American aviation. The Society serves as a catalyst by providing a forum for communication among members who share an interest in this specific topic. The AAHS is recognized by the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum as a premiere aviation historical effort.
During their more than fifty years of documenting significant events in the industry, coverage has included Air Force, Naval, and Marine aircraft, and their deployment in WWI, WWII, and the Korean and Vietnamese wars. They also document the emergence of civil aviation from the Wright Brothers, to the evolution of commercial aviation companies and the aircraft they operated.