Tales from Connecticut’s Aviation History


Enjoy hearing some of the stories that unfolded in Connecticut’s rich and perpetual history of aviation innovation. Covering 17 decades, there are many celebrated accomplishments that helped pioneer early flight and motivate brave fliers.


Our citizens invented devices and aircraft that have saved countless lives in WWII and beyond while we introduced new ideas that can peer deep into the universe.


Who knew that Connecticut, once the leader in U.S. stagecoach travel, would evolve to provide the global aviation community critical engines, instruments and technologies?