The Mid-Atlantic Air Museum, located at the Reading Regional Airport (Spaatz Field) is organized to ensure the professional stewardship of a collection that reflects the history of aviation and to enhance the public's appreciation and understanding of that history. The Museum's collection emphasizes the Mid-Atlantic region's unique contribution to flight, but is broad enough to chronicle a general history of aviation, including military aviation.
The story of Mid-Atlantic Aviation is not just the story of airplanes, but of ideas. It is a story of productivity, perseverance, patriotism, and above all, the people that made these ideas a reality. The story of Mid-Atlantic Aviation begins with people.
From the first manned balloon flight in Philadelphia in the 18th century, to the space age, Mid-Atlantic Aviation is the story of men and women; aviation's heroes who are not just limited to the inventors, pioneers, pilots, and manufacturers, but also include the thousands of Mid-Atlantic residents touched by, and a part of, aviation history.
William Piper, Sherman Fairchild, Giuseppe Bellanca (shown), and Glenn Martin
Clifford Ball (shown), Eddie Rickenbacker, and Harold Pitcairn
Carl Spaatz, Billy Mitchell (shown), Willard Custer, and Dr. George Spratt
The Mid-Atlantic Air Museum's World War II Weekend has become the premier event of its kind. For over three decades, we honor our history through D-Day remembrance, vehicle & aircraft displays and shows, war Veterans & speakers, vendors & demonstrations, battles & flights education, the Homefront education, re-enactors: at war and at home, and big bands & swing dancing.
WWII Weekend is always held every year on the first full weekend (including Friday) in June.