THE ART OF FLIGHT
Airplane nose art, bomber jackets, and the art of flight, in general, are considered folk art or sophisticated graffiti. It is largely a military tradition that soared during the WWII Pin-up Girl era. So, the Flyboys of that time individually and unofficially painted their aircraft however they liked before flying a mission in which they knew they might never return. It may be seen as controversial by today’s standards. Still, it’s a part of history displayed at The National Museum of the United States Air Force on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, just outside of Dayton, Ohio. The stories, art, and aircraft make this FREE visit one of the best in aviation, not only in Ohio but in the entire country.