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    The Aviation History Online Museum was created in 1996 and is a collection of articles related to the history of aircraft, aircraft engines, historic aviators, and aircraft theory. It was originally developed as a simple portal for Aviation Models which began in 1995, but the history website has since developed into a much more comprehensive website.

    With the changing nature of the Internet, the Aviation History Online Museum website has adapted to a new environment and has set a higher standard for quality and accuracy. Since its inception, the archive has accumulated more than 850 aviation related books and periodicals that are used to compile articles and historical descriptions. Resources from the Science, Industry and Business Library in New York City and the New England Air Museum are also used to research historical data.

    The website creator Larry Dwyer previously worked for Trans World Airlines at JFK airport for 27 years. He held positions as an Airframe & Powerplant Mechanic, Aircraft Inspector and Crew Chief and began working on Boeing 747s when he was nineteen years old. Later in life, he received his bachelor's degree in history from Empire State College which is affiliated with the State University of New York (SUNY). Larry Dwyer also works as a freelance writer and photographer for the Sandisfield Times in Massachusetts.

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This article appeared in the October 3,1999 issue of Access Internet Magazine.


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