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Aviation Research Guide

A resource for finding information related to aviation studies at Central Washington University.

Atlases and Maps

FAA Catalog of Products

Great Circle Mapper

Provides the great circle (geodesic) path between two or more points and computes the distance between those points.  (like what is shown in the screen in the seat in front of you when you are traveling in an airplane.  Points can be researched using airport codes, even those of small US airports.

Oxford Reference Online: Maps 

This title now includes over 775 maps, with locator, physical and political maps for each country, over 120 island maps, state maps for North America, Canada, and Mexico, and more than 100 city maps. It is part of a suite of reference materials available through the subscription database Oxford Reference Online.

Primary Resources and Images

100 Years of Flight: A Chronicle of Aerospace History, 1903-2003
Print Location: Ref TL515 .W526 2003

A month-to-month chronology of the history of flight throughout the world. Great illustrations and color photographs. 

Cleared for Takeoff: Explore Commercial Aviation

Discover documents, photographs, advertisements, objects, reports, timetables, magazines, brochures, and more about the history of commercial aviation.

Flying Heritage Collection 

The mission of this Washington state organization is to "collect, restore, fly and preserve combat aircraft and artifacts representing technological, ideological, political, and economic views of aerial conflict in the 20th century, with emphasis on World War II and the Cold War era." The site features images of planes on display, video clips, and details about making an appointment for a guided tour of the facility in Arlington, Washington.