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us an e-mail if you are interested and we will let you
know when one is scheduled. firstname.lastname@example.org
Or if you prefer one-on-one instruction on any
other weekend let us know.
If you have one other person who will join you there is
no surcharge. If it just you there is a surcharge of
$150.00 on top of the tuition.
AAIR's Aviation Archaeology Course
course is designed to give the general novice an overview
of aviation archeology, yet still provide the expert with
new ideas to improve their research, search, and documentation
techniques. Upon completion of the course a graduation
certificate will be issued.
Arrive in Phoenix Arizona, by you own transportation,
at any time convenient to you and check into your hotel.
of aviation historic preservation and how it differs from
other preservation fields
Historic preservation laws and the National Register of
to research a site and research resources
identification and documentation
studies of various crash sites
Work-- this is where you get to go out into the field and
apply what was learned on Saturday.
In the morning the class will use the search
techniques learned to locate a World War II P-40 crash and
then do a preliminary survey.
In the afternoon we will move on to a Cold War
era jet fighter crash and practice site documentation techniques.
Return to Phoenix will be about 7:00 p.m. You
can either catch a redeye flight out, or spend another night
at the hotel.
Fuller was formerly the Chief Flight Instructor at Arizona State
University’s Bachelors of Science Flight Degree
Program. He holds a degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical
University in Aeronautical Science with a minor in Aviation
Safety/ Accident Investigation and is currently working
on obtaining his Masters Degree in
Archaeology/Anthropology. Craig, having been featured
in such magazines as Smithsonian, Smithsonian Air &
Space, America’s Flyways, Military International, FlyPast, Air Pictorial, and numerous newspaper articles,
has located and documented over 300 crash sites in the
Southwest. He has assisted next of kin locate their family
member’s final resting place and even on occasion
has brought a pilot back to the spot where he narrowly
escaped fate. With 5 years teaching experience, including
previous courses in aviation archaeology for organizations
such as TIGHAR, combined with almost 20 years of experience
in the aviation archaeology field, Craig brings to life
the exciting and little known field of aviation archaeology!!!
$500.00 per person.
reserve your spot, you must place a $250 deposit, which is
refundable up to 30 days in advance of the course date. The
balance is due 14 days prior to the course date and is non-refundable.
Payment can be made by check, money order, or credit card
note that this does not include lodging.
Any place in the Phoenix metro area is close enough, but the
best would be north or northwest of Sky Harbor (Phoenix International
Airport). Transportation will be provided to the crash sites,
however transportation is not provided between the conference
room and the hotel on Saturday.
not inherently risky, any hiking in the desert has its challenges
and risks. Both of the crash sites visited will be less
than half a mile hike from the vehicles. The first site is
in relatively flat desert as pictured below left and could
actually be driven right up to in a 4X4. The second site involves
hiking up a boulder-strewn wash with an elevation gain of
approximately 250 feet, pictured below right. You need to
judge for yourself your ability to hike to the sites. As part
of the course you will be required to sign a release of liability,
and an agreement to abide by the rules, directives, and restrictions
of the course instructor and his representatives.