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Can modelers take detailed photos of aircraft at the museum?

Because of the large number of requests we receive from modelers, museum staff cannot support requests for special access. Modelers, as well as other visitors, are welcome to take photographs from outside the railings in the museum galleries.

Can scale modelers get three-view drawings, detailed photographs, paint schemes, etc. from the museum?

Because of the overwhelming demand for this type of information, museum staff cannot support modelers' requests. The growing number of commercial publications containing this information is now filling the needs of most modelers. Detailed construction drawings and technical information is made available by the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum.

Does the museum ever host model airplane events?

Every other year over Labor Day weekend, the museum hosts the Giant Scale Radio-Controlled Model Aircraft Air Show. The show is sponsored by the Dayton Ohio Giant Scalers and features radio-controlled model aircraft from all eras.

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