of AAIR and Mission Statement
the last 14 years, AAIR has been researching and documenting
military aircraft crash sites in the Western US. Frustrated
with the long wait and the cost of obtaining documents from
the government, AAIR started acquiring all of the military
accident report and aircraft record card microfilm reels,
close to 2000 in all!
AAIR's goal are to:
military accident reports significantly quicker and at a
lower cost than dealing directly with the government
aircraft record cards along with a translation of the frustrating
codes and shorthand so that they will be more useful in
aviation archaeology and help develop a set of standards
for this new field
aircraft mishap history and aircraft crash sites
a national database of recorded aircraft crash sites
a means of networking for people interested in aviation
Who is AAIR?
at an F-86 crash site in Arizona.
Graduate student in the Cultural Resources Management M.A.
Program at Sonoma State University.
Aviation Safety (Accident Investigation)
in both traditional and aviation archaeology
In addition to running AAIR, Craig 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
a graduate student in the Cultural Resources Management
M.A. Program at Sonoma State University.
has associate members throughout the United States. While AAIR
is primarily focused on field research in the Western United
States, there are members joining from many other states.
We encourage involvement in aviation archaeology through
AAIR. See Getting
involved in Aviation Archaeology.
AAIR research vehicles (for
Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research.
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